Since our inception in 2015, we have been on a surprising ride of conceptualising, collaborating and working with amazing, seasoned and budding filmmakers, professionals, and industry experts, exploring the nitty gritty of cinema. Navigating the minor glitches, we have made it this far only due to the overwhelming support from the film fraternity. The pandemic proved to be an eye-opener in this regard, when we realised the full extent to which we have been indebted to the goodwill and help from each and every filmmaker and reader.

Keeping this in mind, and that ISM was approaching its 6th anniversary, it was the perfect time to commemorate our journey and patrons, celebrating all things cinema. Hence in 2021, we launched Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival.

ISMSFF 2021 saw the screening of the best fiction shorts, handpicked documentaries and videos for a 2-hour long event on 13th July 2021, where the audience and panellists got to choose their favourites.

We are excited to present ISMSFF 2022. More details will be announced soon.

Reserve your spots and mark your calendars to be part of our growing community, as Indie Shorts Mag gears up to bring you an invaluable (and virtual) experience that cannot be missed! Keep an eye out on this space for more information.

Best Short Film wins 1-year access to, Annual Subscription worth $189 and coverage on Indie Shorts Mag(Interviews & more).

Audience Choice Awards (Most Voted Film) wins Annual Subscription worth $189 & coverage on Indie Shorts Mag(Interviews & more).

Best Documentary, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Screenplay & Best Poster wins Annual Subscription worth $189 each.

We, at Indie Shorts Mag, are a bunch of professional & devoted cinephiles who stoke the spirit of filmmakers and their craft. And we try our best to filter from the short films submitted, the ones that truly deserve to be promoted, shared, and publicized.

SELECTION: ‘Story’ and ‘Direction’ remain the most determining factors in our selection. We believe, even the simplest of stories can be delightfully narrated, and even the most spectacular stories can fail in the delivery. The essence of a film’s being rests solely on its direction and story. Neither does the duration of the film matter, nor the complexity or simplicity of the story. It's how they’re dually dealt that counts the most.

Overall Rating
  • Derek Sitter

    The annual ISMSFF is a perfect opportunity to get your film reviewed and potentially selected for their festival screening. It's handled with care and these good folks will take care of you and respect your work. Submit. You'll be happy yo did. Thank YOU Indie Shorts Mag.

    July 2022
  • Paolo Ruello

    A pleasure to be a part of your festival, thanks for the selection

    July 2022
  • Nicholas Tory

    Thank you so much for your detailed review, you understood our intent in depth and with knowledge of film making.

    July 2022
  • I am glad that I was present at the festival

    July 2022
  • Very good communication n we were honored w our selection n having our video shown worldwide. Andrew n Michael Volpe

    July 2022