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Edition 10

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Megacities Shortdocs Festival is organising a special edition,
offering the public the chance to vote for the best documentaries among the winners of the first nine editions !

Throughout the year, screenings will be held around the world to showcase the films.
Everyone can vote on equal terms.

The winners in each category will be invited to the Cannes Film Festival,
and the overall winner of the Best of the Best Shortdocs award will walk up the steps !

 

Registrations

are now closed

The Megacities-Shortdocs Festival Awards

  • The VERY Best ShortDoc 
    in partnership with Positive Cinema Week, under the auspices of the Cannes Film Festival

    Rewards the best film of the first nine editions (choice of the audience)
    1000 € for the ShortDoc Maker
    Invited to the Paris Award Ceremony and to the Cannes Film Festival (transport and accommodation).
    Going up the steps of the Cannes Film Festival.

  • The VERY Best Student's ShortDoc

    Rewards the best film of the first nine editions shot by a student (choice of the audience)
    1000 € for the ShortDoc Maker
    Invited to the Paris Award Ceremony and to the Cannes Film Festival (transport and accommodation).


 

Special Prizes from our partners

  • The Greater Paris Metropolis Prize
    supported by Greater Paris Metropolis


    Rewards the best film of the first nine editions which promotes an initiative with a social and/or environmental impact, carried out by a collective or an inhabitant of the Greater Paris Metropolis, and filmed on its territory (choices made by residents of the Greater Paris Metropolitan area)
    1000 € for the ShortDoc Maker

    Invited to the Cannes Film Festival (transport and accommodation).

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  • The Happy Proximity Prize
    supported by Chaire ETI Par
    is la Sorbonne

    Rewards the best film of the first nine editions which addresses urban challenges by encouraging debates on the need to rethink city design and living spaces
    1000 € for the ShortDoc Maker

    Invited to the Paris Award Ceremony and to the Cannes Film Festival (transport and accommodation).

​Other prizes could be added up.
The Total of the 3 Awards & 2 Prizes represent a total value of around 11 500€.

Your ShortDoc film must :

  • Show a challenge in your city (such as transportation, education, refugees, health, climate change…) and solutions or ideas of new initiatives that could tackle such issues.

  • The ShortDoc must be shot in a urban environment.

  • Last no more than 4:00 minutes (including closing credits)

  • Integrate English subtitles.

Criterias​ :

  • Quality of cinematographic production.
     

  • Power of the solution in terms of inhabitants’ benefits and replicability.
     

  • Significance of the challenge addressed.
     

  • Clarity of the messages and description of the initiative.

  • Quality of the narrative, particularly through the characters.

     

The ShortDoc should either highlight an existing initiative or be a “whistle-blower”.
Purely advertising videos or videos shot for communication purposes are not accepted.

Key Dates​ :

  • Summer 2024 : opening of votes.

  • January 31st 2025 : closing of votes.
     

  • May 2025 : the awards for the MegaCities-ShortDocs Festival will be delivered at the Paris Award Ceremony
     

  • May 23rd 2024 : 3 of the winners are invited to the Cannes Film Festival. Their films will be screened as part of the 10th Positive Cinema Week. The "Best ShortDoc" winner is going up the steps.

 

For more details, download the full Terms & Conditions file here 

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