Award Winners of September 2023

Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of September 2023. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions from 17 countries with total runtime of 35:46:58, plus the short scripts.

Here the final breakdowns:

Official Selection – 49,6%

Award Winners – 33,7%

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.

2024 Annual Awards

All of the award-winning projects are now in the pool from which it will be chosen the nominees for the 2024 Annual Awards.

This is the 5th 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 2023-April 2024.

All nominated projects will be screened in the 2024 Annual Awards event at Regal LA Live, Downtown Los Angeles, in August/September of 2024. The nominations will be announced in June/July 2024.

Official trophy

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

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