Best Short Film Award is film festival with online screening. After cosidering all aspects, we decided to continue as online festival. There are many reasons why we came up to this decision. Firstly, due to still tough pandemic situation in the world, less spectators come to the live events, but our costs are same.

Secondly, we can reach more sepectators via online screening. For example, a maximum 100 people could enter the cinema, but 2,000-10,000 spectators may attend the online event. The main goal of our festival is to promote the work of independent filmmakers and screenwriters to as many people as it is possible. During live event the space for other collaborations between artists can be created.

Best Short Film Award is part of the Best Film Awards - IMDb Qualifing Film Festival. Last year, we awarded films and screenplays in the Best Director Award and Best Script Award. We honored the directors who were shortlisted for Oscar and BAFTA nominations.

We ourselves are filmmakers, producers and entrepreneurs. We know how difficult it is to show the world that someone appreciates your work. That's why we came up with a unique project in which we involved several jurors from around the world and created a new opportunity to show your film to the world.

Our festival support the dissemination of independent filmmakers.

The festival is based on a professional approach. In the evaluation, we focus on the technical design of the film, the idea of ​​the film, dramatic gradation, the tone of the film, the script, the conflict, the reality of the action, the acting performances and we attention to the details on which your film is composed.

The third year has three editions - summer, autumn and winter. Registration for the summer edition is currently underway. The end of the third year will be in January 2023.

If you win, you can register your project on our IMDb website:

The main prize is GOLDEN SHORTS, which is awarded in the following categories (under 40 minutes):
Golden Shorts: Short Film
Golden Shorts: Documentary
Golden Shorts: Student Film
Golden Shorts: Super Short Film
Golden Shorts: Low Budget Short Film
Golden Shorts: Drama
Golden Shorts: Comedy
Golden Shorts: Horror
Golden Shorts: Thriller
Golden Shorts: Animation
Golden Shorts: Experimental

Individual Categories (for short film):
Sound Design

Genre Categories:
TV Pilot
Music Video

Screenwriter Categories (under 40 pages):
Short Screenplay
First-Time Screenplay
Drama Screenplay
Comedy Screenplay
Horror Screenplay

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file)

1. If the film is not in English, it must have English subtitles.
2. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
3. The decision of the festival selection committee is final.
4. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
5. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
6. The organizers have the right to use trailers or still photos on public social networks to promote your project and our festival.
7. The festival only accepts films up to 40 minutes.
8. Due to the online form of the festival, by registering you agree to the screening of your film online, in case your film is selected for screening.

Overall Rating
  • Anna Aleksandrova

    Thank you very much for including our film in this amazing event! We are very grateful!

    April 2022
  • Katarina Krstic

    Amazing festival !
    Im so happy and honored to be part of this festiva.
    I am won award for the best short movie for my movie The Lark, thank you so much for that !

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Congratulation again to your success.
    It was honor you took a part in our festival.
    We are looking forward to your next amazing projects.

  • Perfect!
    Thanks for the Golden Short : Student
    It was so honor

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    We believe that one day we will meet in person! You are a talented artist!

  • We were so honored to be a part of Best Short Film Award FF. Our short film Voicemail won Best Thriller. On behalf of the entire cast and crew, thank you. What a great experience!

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    It's amazing to hear these positive words from you!

  • Wonderful news! MY TOWN was AWARD WINNER. Many thanks for the encouragement.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    It's great that your work has raised the level of our festival!