Global Short Film Awards recognize excellence in highly creative and imaginative short films. These films will be suitable to meet the increasing content demand for intelligent phones, digital and hand held devices as well as internet, commercial, art, science and educational applications. Global Short Film Awards Festival (GSF Awards) is the world's largest event exclusively dedicated to short films, in both 2D and 3-D format. Films may be submitted in multiple categories. The GSF Awards will be presented in the following categories (subject to change): Best Feature, Best Animated Film, Best 3-D Film, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects, Best Young Talent Actor, Best Young Talent Actress, Best Set Design, Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Action Film, Best Sports Film, Best Sci-Fi Film, Best Fashion Film, Best Beauty Film, Best Fantasy Film, Best Romance Film, Best Travel Film, Best Dance Film, Best Nature Film, Best Music Film, Best Social Concerns Film, Best Political Film, Best Business and Finance Film, Best Science and Technology Film. Additional Awards: Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian Award.
All films submitted will be privately screened and judged by our panels. Only finalist films will be screened publicly in New York City and or Cannes. Awards will be presented in Cannes, France during Cannes Film Festival at special gala.
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Awards & Prizes

1. Screening of finalist films.
2. Engraved awards presented in each category to winning films.
3. Invitation for 2 people from each winning film to the black-tie dinner gala and show to receive their awards in Cannes, France (travel and accommodations not included).
4. Social media and internet promotion.
5. Letter/certificate of acceptance to all semi-finalists, finalists and winners (upon request).
6. Official Section laurels to finalists for use on promotion of their films.
7. Customized golden laurels to winners for use on promotion of their films.
8. Other prizes at Festival Director's discretion including film distribution.

Rules & Terms

HOW TO ENTER: Online submissions only. Submissions accepted through
COST TO ENTER: $30. Fee for late entries: $40 (non-refundable).
ENTRY MUST INCLUDE: Link to a 30-60 second trailer and a separate link to your film, including password if needed. Third party download must be enabled, if necessary.
NOTIFICATION: All entrants will be notified of their status once scoring is completed. Finalists in each category will be announced in New York. Winning films will be shown at GSF Awards Gala in Cannes, France in May 20,2017.
ELIGIBILITY: a) Films must be 30 minutes or less in duration including titles and credits.
Three types: 1) Micro film under 3 minutes 2) Shorts under 15 min 3) Short under 30 min
b) Films must be in English, include English sub-titles, or be accompanied by an English script.
c) All types of production companies are eligible including individuals, professional or amateur filmmakers, non-profits and educational institutions, public and private entities.
d) Entered films may have already been shown in public before.
SUBJECT MATTER: Please be guided by the categories indicated in this listing. The following content is prohibited: pornographic images and language, slanderous or libelous images and language, and any visual or verbal content that might be considered hate speech, racist, misogynist, overly violent, obscene or offensive.
DEADLINE as announced else where in this presentation
PRIZES: See above. Additional prizes may be offered subject to sponsorship commitments. Prizes cannot be exchanged for monetary compensation.
COPYRIGHT: Filmmakers retain copyright to their film entries.
PRODUCTION DATE: Entries may have been produced at any time.
MULTIPLE ENTRIES. The same film may be entered in multiple categories.
LEGAL: The filmmaker hereby grants Global Short Film Awards, Couture Fashion Week and their representatives the right to utilize a poster, trailer or clip excerpt from any film accepted for exhibition for promotional purposes. The filmmaker hereby warrants that it is authorized to submit the film for screening and that all participants’ images and voices have been released for publication and screening. Filmmaker further warrants that it has obtained all necessary permissions from off-screen participants involved in the submitted film(s) or video(s), including but not limited to owners and/or managers of property shown, technical crew, stylists, composers, musicians, performers, makeup and hair artists, sponsors, extras, editors, photographers, videographers and other staff. Filmmaker accepts all rules and regulations of the event. The filmmaker indemnifies and holds harmless Global Short Film Awards, Couture Fashion Week and their representatives from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses, including but not limited to attorney’s fees and court costs, which may be incurred as a result of any claim involving credits, copyright, trademark, press coverage, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening of the film(s) or video(s) submitted. In the eventuality of litigation, Filmmaker agrees compensation will not exceed the amount paid by filmmaker to Global Short Film Awards or Couture Fashion Week, if any, with the file/video submission(s).
STANDARD DISCLAIMER: Participation in any events produced by Global Short Film Awards and/or Couture Fashion Week does not guarantee any specific volume of sales, specific number of attendees or presence of specific attendees or celebrities, or specific media coverage. Global Short Film Awards, Couture Fashion Week and their representatives and affiliates shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including without limitation losses, lost revenues, or lost profits that may result from participating in our events. We reserve the right to change venues for better or equivalent venues.

3 Reviews

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    Alessio De Marchi

    Great Film Festival! Awesome films and audience, impeccable style...

    January 2017
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    ali akbar ghasemi

    GSF awards it's one of the best short film festivals in USA.

    June 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ali!!! It will continue to grow globally as a platform for creative minds.
    Andres Aquino, Festival Director

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    Hossein Zeynali

    very good festival

    May 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hossein Zeynali!
    It will be even bigger and better for 2017, as we are getting massive positive response from around the world and plenty of press coverage in all languages. Hope to see you in our next event.