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Categories & Awards

You may submit in one or two of these sections

Main Competition


Whenever you submit a short film under a specific category in the Main Competition, your short will be in competition with other short films from the same category. 

•    Best Drama Short 
•    Best Comedy Short 
•    Best Horror Short 
•    Best LGBT Short 

•    Best Disability Short
•    Best Action Short 
•    Best SCI-FI Short 
•    Best Animation Short 
•    Best Documentary Short 
•    Best Experimental Short
•    Best Mobile Short

•    Best No Word Short
•    Best 1-Minute Short
•    Best Student Short 
•    Best Dance Film
•    Best Music Video 

Film Craft Awards


You can submit to compete for a Film Craft Award (FCA). This section recognizes film professionals for their filmmaking achievements. 

•    Film Directing
•    Cinematography
•    Sound Design
•    Film Editing
•    Original Music Score 
•    Female Acting
•    Male Acting

Annual Screening


Winners of each category are able to get in the Annual Screening.

Nominees & Winners


All nominees will get our official laurel and winners will get our official laurel and a digital certificate. The results will be announced publicly on this website.

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