Grand OFF - World Independent Film Awards is the most important initiative promoting independent cinema in Poland and one of the most important cultural events related to independent cinema in the world. The mission of Grand OFF is to put independent cinema in the spotlight that both films and their makers deserve. This goal is achieved by a meticulous process of nominating submitted movies by the members of Grand OFF Jury, representing cinema professionals from 24 countries. This procedure culminates in a festive award ceremony, taking place in Warsaw since 2006 and attended each time by 400 distinguished representatives of the cinema world. A week later the awarded films are presented in more than 50 Polish cities.

Grand OFF is after all, a gate to the magical world of independent cinema, where all cinema connoisseurs, sophisticated audience and cinema professionals are welcome!

Grand OFF World Independent Short Film Awards submission is open for:

- films submitted by independent filmmakers and film clubs
- films submitted by Academy Members
- films submitted by directors of our partner film festivals

We accept:
- whose length does not exceed 45 minutes
- films made after the 1st of January 2015
- films which were made without any professional production support (except for film schools)

Overall Rating
  • Saeed Rezaeei

    It was a good experience. very regular and good host. selection of programs was very intelligent. finale awarding ceremony was very nice. thanks to grand off and filmfreeway.

    December 2018
  • saba ghasemi

    The festival was well organized

    December 2018
  • Kacper Anuszewski

    Great Festival ! I love people who work there!

    December 2017
  • vinod kamble

    personally I did not attend festival but thank you for such great independent film festival to new film makers like me

    December 2017
  • Grand Off is a wonderful forum for people to share their work with audiences in Poland.

    January 2017