Awards and Prizes

First of all, the JUDGING PROCESS

Submissions are judged and scored based on criteria including: quality of screenplay (story, dialogues etc), acting, production quality, originality, technical proficiency, cinematography, sound design, editing, location/s used and set design. We support indie filmmaking and we will award additional points to shorts produced on a micro budget and/or minimal crew.

The AWARD CATEGROIES  are:

Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Narrative, Best Production Design, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Best Short Comedy, Best Short Drama, Best Short Horror, Best Short Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Best Narrative Short, Best Student Short, Best Young Director, Best Children Short, Best Animation Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Music Video, Best Mini Short, Best Mobile Phone Short, Best Amateur Short, Best Series (Web/TV), Best Fashion Short, Best Commercial/Ad/TVC, Best Stop-Motion/Time-Lapse, Best Trailer.

We are trying to satisfy all filmmakers who submit their shorts to SHORT to the Point ISFF. We know how difficult is to make a film and this is why we want to offer you a good experience with our festival. So here are our awards and prizes.

NOT SELECTED:

+ 50% discount for your next entry at SHORT to the Point ISFF (the waiver is valid till the end of the year).

SELECTED:

+ Official Selection laurels.

+ Entry fee waiver for submitting your short film to PRESELECTION category in our partner festival ‘rolling ideas’ [Short Film Channel].

SEMI-FINALIST:

+ Semi-Finalist laurels.

+ Entry fee waiver for submitting your short film to TRAILER PROMOTION category in our partner festival ‘rolling ideas’ [Short Film Channel].

+ Entry fee waiver for submitting your short film to PRESELECTION category in our partner festival ‘Short Film Factory’.

FINALIST:

+ Finalist laurels.

+ Entry fee waiver for submitting your short film to TRAILER PROMOTION category in our partner festival ‘rolling ideas’ [Short Film Channel].

+ 20% discount of registration fee for submitting your short film to SCREENING FEE category in our partner festival ‘Short Film Factory’ (it means that you are already selected for screenings).

MONTHLY AWARD WINNER:

+ Award Winner laurels.

+ Live Screening of your short film in more than 20 locations across the world.

+ Digital Certificate (printable).

+ Automatic entry for the annual awards competition.

+ Two published interviews with 2 members of the film crew in SHORT CLOSE-UP [Film Magazine].

+ One short review of the film in SHORT CLOSE-UP [Film Magazine] – usually we write it before the screening event (3-4 months after the monthly award announcement).

+ promotion of the short film (trailer, photos, behind the scenes video etc) on SHORT CLOSE-UP [Film Magazine] and ‘rolling ideas’ [Short Film Channel] websites.

+ Promotion of the short film (trailer, photos, behind the scenes video etc) on Social Media.

ANNUAL AWARD WINNER:

+ Award Winner laurels.

+ Digital Certificate (printable).

+ SHORT to the Point Trophy.