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
  • Cleto Acosta-McKillop

    Great festival! It was an honor being a part of it!

    April 2022
  • We were so honored to have a win our Film "Sunset in Winter"!
    Thanks so much to your team! You guys were awesome!

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, Clayton. It was great to have you as part of our festival and we're so happy that "Sunset in Winter" won! Thank you again, and I hope your film continues to do well.

  • A great festival to be a part of.

    August 2021
  • Jeana Reilly

    Such an HONOR and a THRILL to have my film DANNI an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the first Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival!! Their review of DANNI is still the review closest to my heart. ❤ Their Selection Announcement video made me feel as if I made it to the Oscar's - visually stunning! A privilege to be amongst so many amazing films and filmmakers - and a HONORABLE MENTION at the end for DANNI - was a DREAM come true... THANK YOU INDIE SHORTS MAG for an unforgettable experience... ❤🎬🙏 Much luv, Jeana Reilly

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jeana for taking the time to share your experience with us! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it and we're honoured that your film was an official selection.

    I'm happy to hear how our Festival Selection Announcement video made you feel. It's always great to see how much people enjoy their experience at Indie Shorts Mag. Thank you again for sharing this awesome review, I will pass on your review to our team.

  • Indie Shorts Mag has been our very first reviewer...

    We are honored to have Le Choix de Sofia (One Last Thing) shortlisted as an Official Selection for the very first (1st) edition of Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival.

    Long life and thank you Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival! : )

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your review, Alain! We are honoured to have been a part of the very first edition of ISMSFF. It's an honour we will never forget.