Founded in 2014 in the world's most important film destination, the Cannes Short Film Festival celebrates the best of international indie short filmmaking. CSFF brings together filmmakers from around the world for an amazing presentation of cinematic excellence and exciting innovation. Screening more than fifty short films, the 2023 CSFF is will be the 8th sensational annual event dedicated to short filmmaking, from Feb 20 to 25.

With an emphasis on new talent, discovery, and low-budget innovation, Cannes Shorts' vibrant programme of films combines a commitment to independent cinema’s ideals with a sound understanding of indie filmmaking possibilities.

Cannes Shorts began in 2014 at the gorgeous Studio 13 MJC Picaud cinema in downtown Cannes; then, requiring more capacity, the festival then moved to Cinema Pathé Masséna in Nice. The 2020 festival moved online due to Covid-19. Cannes Shorts will return to Eventive in 2022.

Cannes Shorts is exclusive to FilmFreeway, and all short films are selected from FilmFreeway submissions. The festival especially looks forward to showcasing independent and first-time directors making use of low budgets and indie film spirit.

Cannes Shorts will be celebrating the year's best in short film genre:

Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best LGBT Short
Best Horror Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Animated Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Short Short
Best Music Video

Cannes Short will consider any short film under 50 minutes. The festival considers a Short Short to be under 5 minutes.

Overall Rating
  • Sean Mallory

    Thrilled to be selected as the Director's Choice. A wonderful event and we hope to be back in the future!

    October 2022
  • serkan nihat

    Great communication from the start. SO happy we entered and scooped Festival Diretors award as well as Audience award. Thanks so much!!!

    September 2022
  • Monica Ocegueda

    I want to thank Cannes Short Film Festival for acknowledging my film What We Just Don't Tell Our Girls. Acknowledging my film also means acknowledging women and Latinas. Our voices matter! We continue to face oppression and pressures from society, but we keep pushing through. Thank you for selecting my film for Best Short Short Film- Director's Award! It means a lot to me and everyone who was involved in the project! I will forever be grateful!

    August 2022
  • Joachim Lang

    Thank you very much we are very honored that you have chosen our film "Uncle Bill"

    August 2022
  • Having our Music Video Officially Selected to participate was very exciting and also humbling. Communication was all very impressive and smooth. And when the screenings launched it was a thrill to view such talent in so many short film categories. We are grateful we had the opportunity to share our music video “Jealous Little Mind” along side so many other talented directors of the Cannes Short Film Festival 2022! Thank you from PACHI Productions in México!

    August 2022