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 Take your camera and highlight the world's urban Challenges & Initiatives 
 to inspire new projects with positive environmental & social impact 

Sequence credits :

- 2020, Maire cycliste de Mumbai

- 2016, New York, Le projet uni

- 2016, New York, Lire entre les lignes

- 2017, Rio, Le quai de Valongo

- 2018, Un antidote pour le Brésil

- 2018, Kinshasa

- 2019, Paris, Ferme Espero

- 2019, Sao Paulo, Recida Vidas

- 2015, Paris, Cité des Dieux

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Applications for Edition 9 are now closed

Book your seat for the Paris Award Ceremony

May 23rd 2024, 10h30 / MK2 Quai de Seine, 14 Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris


Find out more about the official selection

Join us at the Cannes Film Festival

Our films will be screened as part of the 9th Positive Cinema Week.

The "Best ShortDoc" winner is going up the steps.

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Call for entries

Take your camera and make a ShortDoc before January 15th 2024 to inspire the urban stakeholders

Megacities are places of opportunities, but they come with many challenges.

Since 2014, over 1 000 filmmakers have joined us in our quest for more liveable cities, provoking and engaging people around with short documentaries. But we still need you !


Do you live in an urban environment ? Can you shoot a 4 minutes documentary ? Do you want to inspire people around the world to make the change happening ?


Tell us your story of citizens involvement, situations to be denounced, key challenges to be addressed and be ready to make an impact.


Take your camera and shoot your reality.

Your story can change the world.

Learn more about us by downloading our official presentation brochure here.

Calendar of the Festival
Edition 9 - 2023/2024


April 2023

Opening of the Applications

The registration platform opens on the website in April and ShortDoc Makers have until January 15th 2024 to register and shoot their shortdoc film ! It is extremely important for every ShortDoc Makers to register early in order to get a proper follow-up.

January 15th 2024

Application deadline

ShortDoc Makers have until January 15th to register and to upload their ShortDoc on Shortfilmdepot. It is highly recommended to register online before producing and uploading your ShortDoc.

January 15th to February 15th

Jury pre-selection

The festival team, composed of documentary filmmakers, journalists, and staff from the non-profit and SSE sectors, selects the 50 films that will be presented to the jury.

February 15th to March 15th

Jury Final Selection

A professional and international jury selects the 15 films that will be screened at the ceremony, as well as the winners of the festival awards.

May 23rd 2024

Paris Award Ceremony

The awards for the MegaCities-ShortDocs Festival will be delivered at the Paris Award Ceremony on May 23rd 2024. Multiple screenings across the world will occur throughout the rest of the year.

May 24th 2024

Megacities Shortdocs at the Cannes Film Festival

The winners of the "Best ShortDoc" and "Best Student ShortDoc" awards, as well as the winner of the "Greater Paris Metropolis recognition", are invited to the Cannes Film Festival. Their films will be screened as part of the 9th Positive Cinema Week. The "Best ShortDoc" winner is going up the steps.

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