The Festival

About

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 Documentary 
Best Music Video 
Best Animation 
Best Thriller 
Best Student Film 
Best Screenplay 
Best Mobile Short Film 
Jury Choice 
Special Mention 
Audience Award 
Best Editing 
Best Director 
Best Student Animation 
Best Actor 
Best Actress 
Best Child/Young Actor 
Best Child/Young Actress 
Best Acting Duo 
BestCinematography
Best Sound Design 
Best Original Score 
Best First Time Director 

 

Rules and Terms

Eligibility Requirements

– 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. 🛑🛑

Copyrights

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.

Disclaimer

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

Notifications

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.

Our Team

Karim Araman

Filmmaker

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

Producer- Actor

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

Producer

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

Filmmaker

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

Producer

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Submit my short without screening the full length version?

Yes you can , we will post the trailer

What is the Maximum runtime for the project?

From 2 to 40 minutes

Are subtitles required?

Yes English embedded subtitles are required

Posting trailer will affect the judges’ decision?

No, all selected shorts are judged equally.

What’s the completion date accepted?

2017 and above

When will the online screening begin/end?

Online screening begins 1st of each month and ends on the 15th of it.

Do you delete the entries at the end of the month?

No, we keep them, we remove the video link but at your request we can delete your entry.

Do we need to have a trailer to submit?

Yes if you don’t want to have your short publicly available, if a trailer is not provided we cannot post your short on our website.

Are prior selections acceptable?

Yes, you can re-submit your short even if it is selected in a prior edition.

What if my short is not available on YouTube or Vimeo?

We will upload it directly to our website.

Do you give any feedback with the submissions?

Unfortunately, we do not give feedback with the submissions

When will the Winners be announced?

Winners will be announced each 18th of the month.

Are You an IMDb Qualifier?

Yes

Where are you Based?

We are Filmmakers from Different Countries , we operate from Lebanon

Can I Submit my short without screening the full length version?

Yes you can , we will post the trailer

What is the Maximum runtime for the project?

From 2 to 40 minutes

Are subtitles required?

Yes English embedded subtitles are required

Posting trailer will affect the judges’ decision?

No, all selected shorts are judged equally.

What’s the completion date accepted?

2017 and above

When will the online screening begin/end?

Online screening begins 1st of each month and ends on the 15th of it.

Do you delete the entries at the end of the month?

No, we keep them, we remove the video link but at your request we can delete your entry.

Do we need to have a trailer to submit?

Yes if you don’t want to have your short publicly available, if a trailer is not provided we cannot post your short on our website.

Are prior selections acceptable?

Yes, you can re-submit your short even if it is selected in a prior edition.

What if my short is not available on YouTube or Vimeo?

We will upload it directly to our website.

Do you give any feedback with the submissions?

Unfortunately, we do not give feedback with the submissions

When will the Winners be announced?

Winners will be announced each 18th of the month.

Are You an IMDb Qualifier?

Yes

Where are you Based?

We are Filmmakers from Different Countries , we operate from Lebanon
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