Get excited and root for your favorite short films! The Best of Shorts Awards will be presented following the screening of jury-selected shorts. New this year, the winners will receive a $2,500 cash prize. The winner of the Best Overall Short Film will qualify for Academy Award consideration, as CIFF is now an Oscar-accredited festival for short films in the Animated and Narrative categories. The jurors will also select and present the inaugural award for the Best Short Documentary.
WINNER – Best Overall Short Film
BALCONY, Director Toby Fell-Holden
WINNER – Best Short Documentary
BROKEN – THE WOMEN'S PRISON OF HOHENECK (KAPUTT), Director Alexander Lahl / Volker Schlecht
Best of Shorts finalists: