NEZ Magic Lantern is part of NEZ Movie awards, celebrating movies in short formats. Magic Lantern embraces diverse sensibilities and movie art form. Magic lantern seeks emerging formats and technologies and present them at our festival in unique way. Here at magic lantern we worship the cinema sorcerers and serious cinephile. We are committed to original content. Magic Lantern Shorts Awards is organised by the organisers of NEZ International Film Festival.

1. Making Awards category:
• Infinite Vistas Award
• Best Short
• Best Documentary
• Best Animation
• Best Director
• Jury Mention
• Festival Mention

2. Technical Awards category:
• Best cinematography
• Best editing
• Best screenplay
• Best VFX

3. Music Awards category:
• Best Original Music
• Best Background
• Best Folly

4. Artist Awards category:
• Best Actor
• Best Actress
• Best Child Artist
• Best Supporting Actor
• Best Supporting Actress