Montreal International Indie Short Film Awards is an annual and a monthly IMDB qualifier festival dedicated to international short films of all genres.

Film Daily magazine has called it the Sundance of Short filmmaking and Universal Cinema called it one of the most important emerging international film festivals.
The festival selects, promotes, and awards short films of all genres from all over the world every month.

All the official selections and the award winners have the option to screen their films through us on Toronto Short Film Channel. All the official selections have the option to be featured in recognizable film magazines to create further publicity for their work. These are the two great additional services that we offer in publicity and screening to all the filmmakers.

All the winners receive certificates and promotions and are further nominated and invited to our annual screening event and red carpet ceremony which will be covered by media at the Cinema du Parc of Montreal.

Twelve award winning short films of each monthly edition will be screening in our annual festival event and one short film will be chosen as the best picture of the year.
Our programmers and the members of our jury are professionals working in media from Canada and all over the world.

We are an organization committed to selecting, awarding, promoting, featuring and screening international and Canadian short films.

Best international short film
Best short film director
Best short film producer
Best short film lead actor
Best short film lead actress
Best short film cinematographer
Best short film editor
Best short film scriptwriter
Best documentary film
Best Canadian film
Best animation film
Best horror film
Best science fiction film
Best experimental film

Films can be from anywhere in the world since our festival is an international competition.
Short films can be available online and still enter the competition.
Completion date of films should be in the past 3 years.
Films can be of any genre.
Short films should be preferably less than 40 minutes.
Films must be subtitled in either English or French.
Our festival has the right to use a trailer, stills and a poster from the films for promotional purposes.

Overall Rating
  • A great festival! Wonderful staff and a great experience.
    Definitely recommend!

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    It was wonderful to have your documentary as part of our festival and we wish you the best with all of your film projects. We look forward to watching your new documentaries.

  • Morgana Addor

    Overall, a great festival! We are grateful to be part of it. I will definitely send my next film to this festival. I recommend the experience.

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your kind words. It is truly our pleasure to recognize talented filmmakers and we look forward to watching your new films. Wish you the best dear Morgana.

  • mohsen mohseni

    Im Grateful for selection of my movie and it had a Positive impact and motivation on new ongoing movie in Canada.

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Mohsen, it is our pleasure to discover talented filmmakers. Wish you the best.

  • My d.o.p all the Favor team and me thank you for the best photography price. See in the future with another project
    Wish you the best
    Bruno Henry actor/director

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Gaultier, it is our pleasure to recognize and award the best indie films from all over the world. It was truly our pleasure to award your film and we look forward to watching your new projects. We wish you the best.

  • Mike Migliara

    Couldn't be more proud to be a part of this festival! Team are fantastic!

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Mike, we wish you the best with your journey as an indie filmmaker.