Cannes Film Awards is international film festival with a live screening for film distributors in the most popular city for film idustry, Cannes. Our mission is to support independent artists from all over the world. We want show them the right direction towards film art.

FilmFreeway has ranked our festival, the Cannes Film Awards, among TOP25 MOST POPULAR FILM FESTIVALS out of a total of 10,000 festivals from around the world. The festival is part of the IMDb database: https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0030264/2021/1

Over the years we have hosted films by Antony Nti (Oscar Nominee), Elvira Lind (Oscar Nominee), Georgi M. Unkovski (Sundance Nominee), Morad Mostafa (Cairo Nominee), Marie Bunel (Raindance Nominee) and many other authors which later got recognized by major awards, along with filmmakers with their first films, students and independent producers. Our judges are independent judges working in the film industry in different countries of the world: Italy, England, Canada, Czech Republic, USA, Turkey and Sweden.

The project which won the first year of our festival was the short film DA YIE by Ghanaian director Anthony Nti, whose film was also in the Shortlist at the Academy Awards Oscar. The festival is preparing online workshops with established artists whose films have been screened at prestigious festivals such as Clermont, Sundance and Toronto. These workshops are in English or French for every filmmaker in the world who wants to improve his knowledge and work.

The festival collaborates with experts in the field of European film art. We believe that we will bring you a lot of joy and happiness from winning and at the same time it will guide you in advancing your professionality.

Cannes Film Awards - Best Projects wins:

1. 2-year partnership with our film festival
2. The possibility of presenting your project in front of film distributors.
3. THE BEST PROJECTS OF THE SEASON WILL RECEIVE USD 1,500 WORTH OF PRICES IN FILM SERVICES

A screening for film distributors will be organized in April 2023.

Our festival does not cooperate in any way and does not want to be a competitor of the Festival de Cannes. The aim of our festival is to present independent world films and offer the opportunity to screen your film in the most film city in the world,in Cannes.

Short/Feature Review Pro Analysis - Standard contest submission + up to 3 pages of major Hollywood studio-style coverage with a 10-point professional analysis of character, conflict, marketability, dialogue, emotional investment, theme/premise, pacing, structure/plot, tone, and concept.

The reviewer has been at the forefront of competitions such as Nicholl Fellowship and the Austin Film Festival in 2019. She has written more than 10 feature films in a variety of genres - from drama, comedy, horror, to fantasy.

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THE BEST PROJECTS OF THE YEAR WILL RECEIVE A CASH PRIZE OF 1,500!

FILM CONTEST - MAIN CATEGORIES

Grand Prix Best Feature Film
Grand Prix Best Feature Documentary
Grand Prix Best Short Film
Grand Prix Best Short Documentary
Grand Prix Best Student Film
Grand Prix Best Indie Short Film
Grand Prix Best Indie Feature Film
Grand Prix Best Super Short Film

FILM AWARDS - ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES

Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Sci-Fi
Best Animation
Best LGBTQ
Best Experimental Film
Best Crime Film
Best War
Best Series – Pilot
Best Trailer
Best French Film
Best Young Filmmaker (under 30y)
Best Travel Documentary
Best Western
Best Film with a human rights theme
Best Inspirational
Best Female Film
Best Action

FILM AWARDS – INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR CATEGORIES

Best Director Short Film (Fiction/Documentary)
Best Director Feature Film (Fiction/Documentary)
Best Director Student Film
Best Director Super Short Film
Best Male Director
Best Female Director

FILM AWARDS – INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Best Actor (Short/Feature)
Best Actress (Short/Feature)
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Duo
Best Ensemble

FILM AWARDS – INDIVIDUAL TECHNICAL CATEGORIES

Best Cinematography (Short/Feature)
Best Editing (Short/Feature)
Best Production (Short/Feature)
Best Sound Design (Short/Feature)
Best Visual Effects (Short/Feature)
Best Costume
Best Makeup Artist
Best Original Screenplay

FILM AWARDS - CONTINENTAL CATEGORIES

Best European Film
Best American Film
Best South American Film
Best African Film
Best Asian Film
Best Australian Film

SCREENWRITING AWARDS – MAIN CATEGORIES

Best Super Short Script (under 10 pages)
Best Short Script (under 30 pages)
Best Medium-Length Script (under 60 pages)
Best Feature Script (over 61 pages)
Best First Time Screenwriter (Short Screenplay)
Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature Screenplay)
Best Television Script

SCREENWRITING AWARDS – ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES

Best Drama Screenplay
Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Thriller Screenplay
Best Horror Screenplay
Best LGBTQ Screenplay

MUSIC AWARDS

Best Music Video
Best Animation Music Video
Best Experimental Music Video
Best Dance Music Video
Best Low Budget Music Video
Best Original Song
Best Director Music Video

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - FILM SHOT CATEGORIES

Best Film Poster
Best Photography

FILM AWARDS - NEW GENERATION

Best Virtual Reality
Best Game
Best 360 Video

1. All films that are not in English, must have English language subtitles.
2. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
3. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
4. The excerpts from films send for Cannes Film Awards can be shown on the our social networks.
5. 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.
6. Cannes Film Awards organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.
7. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

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  • Thank you very much for selecting my film. I am very proud to have been distinguished in your very beautiful festival. It's very important for me to share "A day will come" and I'm glad you like it.
    I wish you all the best,
    Nicolas Cazalé

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback! It's amazing to hear such nice words!

  • We were very happy to have our film in the official selection of the Cannes Film Awards. We wish the Festival and its brilliant team a long life. Thanks

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

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

  • Absolutely thrilled that my screenplay won Best LGBTQ screenplay. Communication was excellent. Hope to see pictures of the event soon!

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

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

  • Nicko Vaughan

    Good communication, well organised and a lovely festival to be a part of

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    We are glad that you were part of our competition!

  • Thank you very much for selection my film! I'm very happy to participate this great festival and to be recognized by professional artists too!!!

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

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