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 over 3 days at the Cinema Varietes in Nice, the 2024 CSFF is will be the 11th sensational annual event dedicated to short filmmaking, from Aug 30 to Sept 1.

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 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.

CSFF is not associated with the Festival de Cannes

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
  • An excellent opportunity for those who work in the world of cinema to show all their talent, an excellent and competent organization, thank you

    March 2024
  • Doulla Panaretou

    Fantastic to have an official selection at this festival, thank you, really appreciated

    March 2024

    A friendly and magnificent festival where I saw many beautiful films from all over the world!

    A beautiful selection made by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and very happy to be the best LGBTQ+ film of this edition!!!

    September 2023
  • Thanks for the invitation and the screening of my film "Rouge Terre". I was thrilled to get the "Best Short Film" Award and to be part of this evening !

    September 2023
  • Elodie Lorquet

    Super festival. Bel accueil à Nice par les organisateurs. Encore merci à vous pour cette superbe soirée.

    September 2023