Since 2014, Cannes Shorts has been screening innovative international short films at the world's most important film destination: Cannes and the French Riviera.
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, and the online festival turned out to be immensely popular, with dozens of international filmmakers being able to participate (who would not otherwise have been able to make the trip to France.) Cannes Shorts will return to the Eventive platform in 2021.
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.