An IMDb qualifying film festival, Silk Road Film Awards Cannes is a monthly competition with annual screenings, open to independent filmmakers and writers worldwide, and short-form as well as feature-length works are being considered for entry.

The annual screenings from among the winners of the festival take place at the end of the year at the Théâtre Alexandre III in Cannes.

The announcement of the screenings of our festival Silk Road Film Awards Cannes 2021 on the Cannes City Hall website:

Our judges evaluate the quality of filmmaking and screenplays, creativity and the ability to tell stories. Our mission is to discover talented independent filmmakers and script writers, and be another step in their career.

Monthly Awards:

Grand Prize Feature Film
Grand Prize Short Film
Grand Prize Animation
Grand Prize Experimental Film
Grand Prize Documentary
Grand Prize Music Video

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Animation
Best Experimental Film
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Mini Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Dance Film
Best Ecological Film
Best TV/Web Series
Best Biographical Film
Best Musical Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Drama Film
Best Horror film
Best Crime Film
Best Thriller
Best Family Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Narrative Film
Best Nature Film
Best Sci-Fi Film
Best Social Drama Film
Best Social Justice Film
Best Silent Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Indie Film
Best Adventure Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Mystical Film
Best Travel Film

Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay

Best Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematographer
Best Composer
Best Editor
Best First Time Director
Best First Time Producer
Best Sound
Best Story
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Young Actor / Actress

We do not provide a fee waiver.

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos
2. Films with a poor production quality: bad sound, bad montage, lack of subtitles for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD.
3. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations

For all Categories:

1) Attending this competition implies acceptance of its rules and its decision, which is final, and the waiver of any claims;
2) Entry fees are non-refundable;
3) The organization of Silk Road Film Awards accepts no legal responsibility for the films in competition and its contents;
4) The winners of the monthly competition are not guaranteed live screening. The annual program is selected from among the winners of the month.
5) Films require English subtitles to be submitted.
6) Any genre and format is accepted (from 2 minutes films to 120 minutes);
7) No premiere status is required.
8) Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards. We reserve right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
9) The film submitted to the SRFA for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance;
10) All films must have been made after January 1, 2016 for competition 2020.
11) To participate in the Silk Road Film Awards, submitted scripts and films must comply with current legislation regarding copyright and the right to privacy of individuals. Therefore, participants guarantee that the films submitted to the festival do not violate current legislation regarding exploitation rights, rights to honour, privacy or image or intellectual property rights and / or industrial and / or any other third party rights.
12) The submiters confirm that they have the right to publicly display the film, including images, music, texts, art and all that is in the copyright law.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you so much, "Silk Road Film Awards Cannes" for the Grand award of our film "Tomorrow, an animated film about climate change" We are delighted with the communications and everything...I hope the message of the film will spread through your festival and people will learn about it.
    Thank you once again for the recognition and Award.

    September 2021
  • I submitted my short screenplay within the last few days of the August 2021 deadline. Then, before I knew it, it became an Official Selection 3 days later and then won Best Short Screenplay a week later. I was excited yet in awe at how it all happened so fast. It truly is a Cannes dream come true! Thank you, Silk Road Film Awards Cannes, for this great honor! I truly recommend this festival!

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Brett Howard, thank you very much for your feedback!

  • Alexandru Ranta

    Awesome festival ! The team is very communicative and friendly . They are amazing ! Fully recommended ! I had a very nice experience with my fantasy short script "Zeda The Hunter".

    February 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Alexandru, thank you very much!

  • Thrilled to be selected as a winner in July 2021 by the SRFA Cannes! They communicated directly and fast with next steps too.

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Cyd, thank you very much!

  • Wendy J. White

    On behalf of our entire "Roses are Blind" movie team we are so excited to win "Best Thriller" from Silk Road Film Awards Cannes!! Biggest honor of my life so far! Would love to visit in person too, we are so grateful to you!

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Wendy, thank you very much