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 2022 CSFF is will be the 8th sensational annual event dedicated to short filmmaking, from Aug 15 to 21.

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
  • Joshua Linder

    I enjoyed showing my film 13 movements at this festival's online event! hope to participate again!

    May 2022
  • Marisa Martin

    We loved being part of this festival. Excellent and timely communication from the organisers and the quality of the films were high. Thanks for a great experience!

    March 2022
  • Susan-Kate Heaney

    What a beautiful festival! The quality of films was superb, the organization was impeccable and the lines of communication were so open between filmmakers and staff. I truly loved being a part of it.

    March 2022
  • My greatest honor ever! I thank you very much Cannes Short Film Festival.
    The festival is run impeccably, the whole process is so easy and the experience you gain exceeds anyone's experience.
    I appreciate being a part of this film festival and I will come again.

    March 2022
  • John Sexton

    Good selection of films, very well done.

    March 2022