About us:
The Munich Short Film Awards is an online festival and competition dedicated to low-budget short indie film and script projects. Every edition, the festival selects and promotes the winners of each category through private screenings and evaluations by our team of dedicated professionals. The festival seeks all genres. The event selects international projects and is devoted to short filmmaking, independent cinema, arthouse projects and short cinema. The short film festival aims to find talented short filmmakers and help them promote their work. Short films will be reviewed by our screeners team and the highest scored ones will be selected as Official Selection receiving corresponding Laurels. Then, our international jury will choose the winners in each category and they will receive the Official Laurels and Certificates.

Awards & Prizes
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary short
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Script
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Comedy
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Thriller
Best Trailer
Best Composer
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Independent Film

Rules & Terms
Films must have been completed after 2018 in order to be eligible.

Any Foreign film must have English or German subtitles.

You must own the rights or have permission from the owner in order to submit.

All genres and all countries are eligible

All films must be under 50 minutes

Overall Rating
  • Carol Dorn

    This is a great festival and I have to say I am spurred on to submit again next year with a project that I hope will blow them away. I was very inspired by this festival, and I think if anyone wants to challenge themselves to a discerning festival Munich is the way to go! I was so honored to make selection and even more so to make semi-finalist for both my films. Many many thanks!!!

    October 2022
  • Thank you Munich. Great to participate in this film fest. Thank you so much. Much love Anaya

    September 2022

    Thank you so much. The Little Match Girl was selected as a semi- finalist in your festival. Thank you again for your support. Greetings from Greece.

    September 2022
  • Gorkem Kiter

    Thank you very much for choosing our film and being the Semi-Finalistl, I'm very proud of it.

    September 2022
  • Thank you for choosing this movie. It's an experimental style and depicts a slightly difficult world view, but it's very encouraging to be properly evaluated.

    September 2022