Best of Shorts

Year 2016-2017
Runtime 120 mins
Language English, French

Get excited and root for your favorite short films!

The Best of Shorts Awards will be presented at the Calgary International Film Festival's Awards Party, after the screening of jury-selected shorts.

Awards will be presented in the following categories – $2,500 cash prize each
Best Alberta Short
Best Overall Short (Live Action or Animated) 
Best Documentary Short

The winner of the Best Overall Short Film will qualify for Academy Award consideration, as the festival is now an Oscar-accredited festival for short films in the Animated and Narrative categories. The jurors will also select and present the award for the Best Short Documentary and Best Alberta.

Best of Shorts finalists: