Award Winners of February 2023

Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of February 2023. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions from 18 countries with a total runtime of 28:37:33, plus the short scripts.

Here the final breakdowns:

Official Selection – 44,5%

Award Winners – 36,1%

The full list of award winners and finalists is available in the following sections:







All of the monthly awards (from Platinum to Honorable Mentions) can be added to IMDb through our event page.

2023 Annual Awards

All of the award-winning projects are now in the pool from which it will be chosen the nominees for the 2023 Annual Awards.

This is the 10th monthly qualifying season of the current annual cycle.

The shortlist for the annual awards is based on the group of award winners of the 12 monthly qualifying seasons from the annual cycle May 2022-April 2023.

All nominated projects will be screened in the 2023 Annual Awards event at Regal LA Live, Downtown Los Angeles, in August/September of 2023. The nominations will be announced in June/July 2023.

All year round special live screenings and Q&As

Out of competition, some of the award-winning films will be invited to join the all year round special in-person screenings and Q&As, also held in Los Angeles, with cast and crews.

Official trophy

All monthly award winners are eligible to order the Independents Shorts Awards official trophy, an exclusive piece of art constructed from pure optical crystal, through this page.

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