Montreal International Indie Short Film Awards is an annual and a monthly IMDB qualifier festival dedicated to international short films of all genres.
Film Daily magazine has called it the Sundance of Short filmmaking and Universal Cinema called it one of the most important emerging international film festivals. The festival selects, promotes, and awards short films of all genres from all over the world every month.
We also provide screenings through Toronto Short Film Channel which screens international short films every day. All the award winners have the option to screen their films on Toronto Short Film Channel.
All the monthly winners receive promotions and bonuses and are further nominated, invited, awarded and honored in our annual screening event and red carpet ceremony which will be covered by media at the Cinema du Parc of Montreal.
Twelve award winning short films of each monthly edition will be screening in our annual festival event and one short film will be chosen as the best picture of the year. Our programmers and the members of our jury are professionals working in media from Canada and all over the world.
Rules and Terms
Films can be from anywhere in the world since our festival is an international competition.
Films can be available online.
Completion date of films should be in the past 3 years.
Films should be subtitled in English or French.
Films can be of any genre.
Films should be less than 40 minutes.
Our festival has the right to use a trailer from the films for promotional purposes.
Members of jury
Glen Reynolds is an American producer and distributor based in Los Angeles. His films have premiered in major festivals such as Sundance. He is the founder of Circus Road films in California. Glen has produced over 20 feature Films and distributed over 500 films to major American networks.
Hanna Griffiths is an Australian born actress and an American feature film producer. She was also recently featured in the Hollywood reporter campaigning for UNICEF promoting international women's day.
Dr. Amir Ganjavie is a film director, film producer, a university scholar and a film critic for magazines such as the Moviemaker, Filmint and Mubi. He is also the president of Cyrus Film Festival at TIFF Bell lightbox and the founder of Universal Cinema magazine.
Babak Salari is an award winning Montreal based documentary photographer. Babak has been documenting the life of people in the Middle East, Europe, and south America through his experimental social and artistic black and white photography. He is also the recipient of the Gold Addy award from the American Ad Federation in 2004.
Thierry Malet is a french composer of film music for over 100 titles in Imdb. In 2006, his film won the Cannes award. He also won the Sacem prize for best film score and was nominated for an Oscar.