Global Short Film Awards, established in 2015, recognizes excellence in short films under 15 minutes long in a variety of subjects. Filmmakers can submit their films in 2D and/or 3-D format in one or more subject category.
The competition is open to both amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. Films, including titles and credits, must be in English or in any language with English subtitles. The competition will take place annually and provides creative filmmakers with a platform to showcase their work thereby gaining exposure and recognition as well as connecting with decision makers in the industry for possible further business, distribution and purchase.
For the premiere edition, finalist films were screened in April 2016 in New York. Winning films were awarded in May 2016 in Cannes, France. Both events were held in partnership with Couture Fashion Week.
2016 Winning Films
Best Feature: The Gift
Best Animation: Last Island
Best Documentary: Ovunque Proteggi
Best Director: Marco Toscani, Ti Ho Incontrata Domani
Best Actor: Xandar Berkeley, The Gift
Best Actress: Virginia Nolting, The Silent Killer
Young Talent Best Actor: Brady Permenter, The Gift
Young Talent Best Actress: Estella Kirk, Unto Me
Best Fashion Film: Unto Me
Best Music & Dance Film: Descent
Best 3-D Film: Le Constructeur de Malheur
Best Travel Film: Welcome to Almaty
Best Cinematography: 05:55
Best Special Effects: Jano
Best Music & Sound: Mario Was Watching the Sea With Love
Best Set Design: The Gift
Festival Director’s Choice: Ti Ho Incontrata Domani
People’s Choice: The Reaper