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Global Short Film Awards Announces Best Short Film During Cannes Film Festival 2024

By: Olivia Gerling| Global Short Film Awards 2024| Courtesy: @GSFawardsfestival/@nada_inparis

The Global Short Film Awards (GSF Awards) announced that short film, Beyond, took home the title of Best Film at its 9th annual gala in May 2024.


The black-tie gala, held concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival, recognizes excellence in short films. Entries from across the world are permitted, most notably in a variety of categories spanning the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, the Russian Federation, Mexico, China and Canada. The event was hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor and producer, Vincent DePaul.


Along with a variety of exciting partnerships and sponsorships, the gala hosted musical performances by Ricardo Marinello, Yola Nash, Mia Wallace, Beatrice Turin, Lubovnicca, and Cecilia Hererra. In addition, the night included a luxury fashion show by designer and GSF Director Andres Aquino, a silent auction to benefit Pink Ribbon Monaco, and international DJ Somnous.

Video: @GSFawardsfestival/@nada_inparis


The GSF Awards were first established in 2015 to recognize short films that were under 15 minutes in length. The nominations are judged by a panel of experts and the winning films may be screened in New York City or other locations. In addition to screenings, winning films or their trailers are also screened in Cannes. The yearly event takes place in Cannes, France and includes a red-carpet event.

Global Short Film Awards 2024


See the winners below or visit the GSF Awards website: BEST FILM: Beyond

BEST DIRECTOR: Rossano B. Maniscalchi, Beyond

BEST ACTOR: Ramon Medina, Traces

BEST ACTRESS: Amber Paul, Five Questions

Best Animated Film: Hinter-Land (Canada)

Best Cinematography: Traces (Mexico)

Best Costume Design: Lyubushka (Russian Federation)

Best Cultural Heritage Film: Gu Qin & Her Zisha Art (China)

Best Dance Film: By the Sea (UK)

Best Documentary: Hybrid Heart (Netherlands)

Best Drama Film: Pit (Russian Federation)

Best Editing: Five Questions (USA)

Best Fashion and Beauty Film: Beyond (Italy)

Best Nature Film: The Clump (Italy)

Best Science and Technology Film: The Line (Saudi Arabia)

Best Script: The Artist (Russian Federation)

Best Social Concern Film: Intervention (USA)

Best Soundtrack: Lyubushka (Russian Federation)

Best Travel Film: Mountains, Forests and Islands (Taiwan)

Best Visual Effects: Hybrid Heart (Netherlands)


Best Acting Overall: Janel Tanna

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Artistry: Giuseppe Barra

Outstanding Humanitarian: Dr. Samir Srivastava

Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Olympia Gellini

Top Model: Lilly Ulrich


Dry Bones, Corporate Complicity in Slavery

For more information on the event and how you can participate in the future, visit the website: For Rules and award criteria, visit


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