Monthly Virtual Screening on the 1st of each month till the 15
Monthly Indie Shorts is a young and dynamic International Film Festival for filmmakers and screenwriters aiming to be known and exposed to the whole world.
In our Second year, the festival has proven to be one of the most trusted and fast-growing festivals around the globe and a place for all film passionate to get together and share their love for the industry.
Our festival offers each month the chance for filmmakers to compete and win a customized laurel, printable Certificate exclusive interview, and a free review, add to that we offer the best prices for reviewing your work be it; films and screenplay.
The mission of our platform is to introduce the audience with the filmmakers from over the world and to open new names, new filmmakers.
On this platform, Filmmakers will have the chance to display both their trailers and film, and a Jury made out of professionals from the film industry will choose monthly a festival winner in different categories.”
Categories and Awards
Winner will receive a Certificate and a Winning Laurel
Best Short Film
Best Horror Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Micro Short Film
Best Inspirational Short Film
Best Lockdown Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Mobile Short Film
Best Student Animation
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Acting Duo
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Rules and Terms
– Films can be from all languages but must have English subtitles at the time submitted.
– Short Film runtime between 2 to 40 minutes.
-Feature runtime between 40 minutes and above.
– Project starting 2018 and Above.
-Monthly Indie Shorts reserves the right to accept or reject any work presented based on the content that is reviewed by a specialized committee that will approve the work or not.
-Submitted films must have a youtube or Vimeo link with or without unlisted status or password.
-By Submitting you allow “Monthly Indie Shorts” to use press materials from the film / Script for promotional purposes without uploading the film/trailer.
-All films / Scripts selected for the Festival grant the Festival the right to use press materials from the films for promotional purposes.
-Filmmakers , Screenwriters must have all rights associated with their films / Screenplay and allow “Monthly Indie Shorts” to use clips for publicity purposes, including uploading a clip/trailer/Poster/Image online.
-The burden of obtaining copyright and all proprietary interests for the submitted material rests solely on the applicant.
-You may submit more than one film, but each one must be on a download link and must be accompanied by its own completed submission form.
“Monthly Indie Shorts” will not publish the full-length film without the permission of the submitter. If the filmmaker decides not to show film online we will screen the short privately and all private films are equally qualified for all the awards.
“Monthly Indie Shorts” will not publish the Screenplay without the permission of the submitter, if the Scriptwriter decides not to show his Screenplay online we will read it privately and all private screenplays are equally qualified for the award.
– We do not require premiere status.
– No political/religious propaganda.
– No pornography.
– 🛑🛑The film must be submitted in one Main category before Submitting in SUB CATEGORY or else it will be directly disqualified. 🛑🛑
By submitting your film / Screenplay t to our festival you agree that your piece of work (full film, trailer, Script) can be uploaded/embed on our website.
The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film / Script must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing.
By submitting, the filmmaker allows “Monthly Indie Shorts” to create a page for their film / Screenplay without infringing the copyright of any kind of form.
Filmmakers can make a request to remove the film / Script link at any time.
The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the “Monthly Indie Shorts” The applicant confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the “Monthly Indie Shorts” and make available the print for screening.
Under NO circumstance, the authorities of “Monthly Indie Shorts” will not entertain or be answerable to anyone else apart from the applicant.
By submitting your Film / Screenplay to “Monthly Indie Shorts” via FilmFreeway, you freely and voluntarily give and express your full and complete acceptance of all of the Rules and Regulations.
All entry fees are non-refundable
After a film has been selected for the film competition, the filmmaker is notified via email only. The selected films will be published on the festival website. All films which are selected/nominated for the competition will be informed only by emails & listed on the festival website. No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non-selected films. The decision of the selection committee will be final.
“Monthly Indie Shorts” have the right to change, cancel the dates, awards & categories without prior information to the submitter.
Karim Araman , Director/ Producer who has been working in the production field since 1999, he directed several award winning Movies and Documentaries. He is a graduate in Cinema production and studies and a filmmaking instructor since 2011.
Nadim Khouri , Holder of a bachelor degree in Communication Arts (Radio/TV and Film), a Masters of Arts in Visual Arts (TV Documentary) and a Ph.D. in Visual and Performing Arts (Cinema and Television), Nadim has been in the academic field since 2010 as an instructor/assistant professor teaching all kind of media courses (Film, TV, Radio, Social Media,….), prior to that he was in the production field for over 10 years, He also participated in several local series and short films as an actor and recently won several international awards for his leading part in the film “Clustifer”
Laurent Chomel, Born in Paris, France, Film and TV producer in France and all over the world since 1990,worked for many TV stations as an Artistic Producer such as TF1, Al Jazeera … Holder of a Ph.D. in the media, Technologies, and internationalization. Laurent is also a researcher at the University of Paris 8.
Nigol Bezjian was born in Aleppo; Syria. He is a graduate of SVA in NYC; BFA, and UCLA; MFA, in cinema production and studies. His narrative, documentaries and conceptual films have been screened in countless international film festival and contemporary art events and subsequently has been recognized by prestigious awards. He is a co-winner of the 2015 Venice Biennale Golden Lion award for Best National Participation.
Rawad Kansoun, Filmmaker, Producer ,University Instructor and Social Activist.Produced and participated in several productions and with several Filmmakers such as Jocelyne Saab, Fritz Ofner , Fouad Alaywan, Christophe Offenstein , Nadine Labaki and many others. He Also Directed several short movies and documentaries such as Stay (2010), Guantafeohhh (2012) and keep rolling (2015). Rawad is a Lecturer in Film and Cinema Studies.