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 is approaching its 6th anniversary, this is the perfect time to commemorate our journey and patrons, celebrating all things cinema. Starting this year, ISM is launching Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival. For this year’s programme, we have arranged for screening of the best fiction shorts, handpicked documentaries and videos for a 2-hour long event on 13th July 2021, where the audience and panelists get to choose their favourites.

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.

2021 Awards Sponsored By Filmstro(Worth $33k*)

Best Short Film
Best Documentary

Best Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Music
Best Screenplay
Best Poster
Audience Choice Awards(Most Voted Film)

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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.