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Due to ongoing pandemic, we are unable to do a physical screening this season. However, we shall promote every selected submission in best possible manner and shall screen this current season's winners with the winners of the coming season.

Best global shorts curates and screens the best of all shorts across the globe. We are also in process of launching an e-magazine to feature all the shorts and its makers in the magazine to inspire other film makers to create more and more short films. We also showcase audience reactions.

1) Best Comedy Short
2) Best Horror Short
3) Best Social Short
4) Best LGBTQ Short
5) Best Experimental Short
6) Best Fictional Short
7) Best Mime Short
8) Best Women Short
9) Best Romance Short
10) Best Musical Short
11) Best Thriller Short
12) Best Short of the season
13) Best One minute Short
14) Best Advertising Short

1) Best Comedy Feature
2) Best Horror Feature
3) Best Social Feature
4) Best LGBTQ Feature
5) Best Experimental Feature
6) Best Fictional Feature
7) Best Mime Feature
8) Best Women Feature
9) Best Romance Feature
10) Best Musical Feature
11) Best Thriller Feature

1) Best Director
2) Best Producer
3) Best Actor - Male
4) Best Actor - Female
5) Best Actor - They/Them
6) Best Editor
7) Best Art Director
8) Best Costume
9) Best Make-up
10) Best VFX
11) Best Dialogue
12) Best Cinematography
13) Best Movie Poster

1) BGS Laurel (for official selection and award winner)
2) BGS Certificate (For Award Winners)
3) 200 USD prize money for Best Global Short of the season

1) submissions through FilmFreeway only.
2) Download file is needed for selection process.
3) Official selection in FilmFreeway does not mean that the film will be screened.
4) Films selected for screening will be notified separately.
5) There is no production year deadline for submission
6) If you would like to apply for a trophy then write to us. Courier cost to be paid by the applicant. In case of loss or damage during the transport, the festival team is not responsible for the same.

Title winners have to pay the courier charges if they would like to have Best Global Shorts Trophy.

7) Digital certificates will be issued as per the result.
8) No refund will be processed if the film is withdrawn/no accepted/disqualified or not shown for any other reason.
9) Festival committee's decision is final.
10) Rules & regulations may be changed by the festival committee without any intimation.
11) Submitters are requested to visit the festival page for regular updates.
12) If you have submitted your film in the earlier season and would like to compete again for the next season then write us an email to get a special waiver code.

** Kindly note: After placing an order for a trophy, when we book the shipment, our responsibility is to get it cleared by Indian customs. Any customs fee levied in the destination country is to be borne by the applicant.

Overall Rating
  • Hanni Bergesch

    I would like to thank you immensely for the award it is a great honor to have participated in this festival keep I am immensely grateful for everything
    hug from hamburg in germany Hanni

    October 2021
  • What a delightful festival!

    We’ll definitely be back with future projects.

    Highly recommend.

    October 2021
  • Delighted to have won Best Plot with my screenplay 'Joseph', thank you!

    May 2021
  • Paul Kelly

    Submitting to Best Global Shorts was a wonderful experience. Thank you for selecting "Uncaught" to be included in the festival. I encourage all filmmakers to submit their films to this phenomenal festival. The professionalism of the organizers is outstanding.

    May 2021
  • It's a very nice film festival.
    Thank you

    May 2021