AWARDS & PRIZES

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Best Short Film
  • Best Experimental Short Film
  • Bet Animation Short Film
  • Best Student Short Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Editing
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Leading Actor
  • Best Leading Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress

All entries are promoted for free through our social media and website, with a featured page of each project, unless the submitter prefers not to. For this purpose, we recommend that projects must be fully entered on FilmFreeway, including synopsis, and downloadable poster and trailer.
All projects officially selected in each bimonthly round receive the Short Encounters IFF official laurel and the customised digital certificate of achievement according to their final status in the competition (Nominees and Award Winners).
The Best Short Film of the bimonthly round will also receive a free FILM REVIEW. Besides the Major Award for each category, it can also be given Short Encounters Grand Jury Awards, Honourable Mentions, The Special SEIFF Talent Award for ages under 16 and the SHORT ENCOUNTERS AWARD eligible ONLY for No/Low budget short films.

ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS
  • Best Short Film of the Annual edition receives
    Winner laurel, Framed Certificate, SEIFF Trophy, Cash Prize
  • Best Director of the Annual edition receives
    Winner laurel, Framed Certificate, SEIFF Trophy, Cash Prize
  • All other categories receive
    Winner laurels, Framed Certificates

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    Akira Kurosawa
  • The belief that only the mastery of hardware seperates us from directing is to confuse learning a language with storytelling.
    Michael Rabiger
  • If you are love movie enough, you can make a good one.
    Quentin Tarantino
  • The key think is that the technology does not dictate the Art; the Art dictates the technology. The Art comes first.
    Martin Scorsese
  • If technological evolution constituted a criterion, we couldn't claim that cinema is Art.
    Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Cinema has become my life. I don't mean a parallel world, I mean my life itself. I sometimes have the impression that the saily reality is simply there to provide material for my next film.
    Pedro Almodóvar
  • The whole reason one wants to do lower budget films is because the lower the budget, the bigger the ideas, the bigger the themes, the more interesting the art.
    Francis Ford Coppola