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

In order to create a culture of best-practice sharing through filmmaking, we organize an international short documentary film festival open to anyone interested in showing the world what happens in cities through a range of diverse issues such as climate change, social inequalities, mobility, security, education, housing, urban planning, culture, and much more.

Our Key Objectives :

  • To raise awareness on urban challenges and existing solutions

  • To inspire citizens to reproduce successful initiatives and improve lives in cities.

  • To identify new talented filmmakers, and support them in developing their careers

We want to film local solutions to widespread urban challenges, involving people from all over the world… Beyond the production of short films, we want citizens to recreate solutions from other cities and adapt them to their local environments.

Since 2014, over 2 000 filmmakers have joined us in our quest for more liveable cities, provoking and engaging people around with short documentaries.

Every year, the most inspiring shortdocs are screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and across the world in collaboration with local cinemas, French Institutes, UN-Habitat, OECD and the C40.

Our main partners


The Greater Paris Metropolis is a dense, urban inter-municipality that includes the city of Paris, 123 municipalities in the three departments of Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne and seven municipalities in Essonne and Val d'Oise. The Métropole of Grand Paris is established in order to define and implement metropolitan action to improve the quality of life of its residents, reduce inequalities between regions within it, to develop an urban, social and economic sustainability model, tools to improve attractiveness and competitiveness for the benefit of the entire national territory.

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The world is changing. The convergence of an urbanized world with hyper connectivity has disrupted the way we live and do business in our territories.
In this world in transition, complex and interdependent, we need to rethink the links between economy, territory and society. Disruptions, servitization, dematerialization, ecosystems, inclusive innovation, sustainability, collaborative economy, ubiquity, social reputation, are all realities that must be mastered to build change.


Created in 2016 by the Positive Planet foundation chaired by Jacques Attali, Positive Cinema Week is organised every year in partnership with the CNC and the city of Cannes. Part of the Cannes Festival's DNA, and directed by Sam Bobino, it "celebrates cinema that changes the way we look at the world, questions its industry and raises awareness", with the idea of reaching out to younger generations as well as questioning professionals.

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Each year, the winners of the Megacities ShortDocs international short documentary festival go to the Cannes Film Festival to walk the steps and screen their documentaries as part of the Positive Cinema Week.

Our local partners

The MegaCities ShortDocs 23/24 Festival awards event in Brazil is made possible by :  

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Our Paris HQ Team


Didier Bonnet

Founder and President

Camille Bonnet

Co-Founder & Team Coordinator Officer



Global Creative Director & Content Development Director

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William Buzy

Editorial director & International Coordinator


Shrey Goyal

Strategic Development Director & UNFCCC Observer Focal Point

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Arnaldo Marziali

Customer Relationship Management


Lin Huang

Cultural Partnership Development in Asia


Théo Dupard

Service civique volunteer

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Bernard Bontemps

Digital Campaign Strategist


Gabriel Rousseau

Studio Manager

Sarah Poli


MC-SD Gender Equality Advisor


Robin Allison Davis

Supervising Producer (MCSD Mini Series)

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Daniella Quiñones



Marcus Dean

Service civique volunteer 

Urban Climate Crisis Lead

Head Film Editor

Award Ceremony - Subtitle Translator 


Charlotte Gérard

Paris Award Ceremony Coordinator


Paris Award Ceremony Coordinator

Our Regional Coordinators


Carol Jara

Latin America Coordinator


Chante Graham

US Coordinator


Ysha Li

China Coordinator

Our Local Helpers


Ankit Bagchi

Kolkata & Dhaka Ambassador and Public Relation Helper


Ravi Iyer

Mumbai Regional Coordinator



Bangalore Regional Coordinator

Debayan Saha

Delhi Helper


Michael Price

London Helper

Ozgür Ulusoy

Istanbul Helper


Ahmed Abdelaziz

Cairo Helper


Godelive Kasangati

Kinshasa Helper


Falguni Bhakta

Kolkata Helper

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Kerri McCarton

London Helper


Anand Hola

Mumbai Helper

Key Members of Our Board


Carlos Moreno

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Co-Founder & Scientific Director “Entrepreneurship, Territory, Innovation” Chair chez Paris1 - Pantheon Sorbonne University | IAE


Frédérique Bedos

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Producer - Director - Journalist at Le Projet Imagine


Jean-François Penciolelli

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Executive Vice President and General Manager - Global Public Sector and Healthcare at Inetum

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