Short Film

International Short Film Competition 2024 (11th Annual Awards Night)

April 25, 2024 6:00PM New York Film Academy - 17 Battery Place



The Forum on Life, Culture, and Society (FOLCS) invites you to attend the Awards Night for our 11th Annual International Short Film Competition on April 25, 2024.

As we gear up for the 11th Annual Awards Night, we are excited to invite you to join us in celebrating the incredible talent of independent filmmakers who are making waves in the realms of social justice and human rights. This year, we’re thrilled to offer multiple ways to participate in our festival, ensuring everyone, everywhere, can be part of the excitement. More details on this will follow in the lead-up.


Attend the 11th Annual Awards Night in person:


The 11th Annual Awards Night for the FOLCS International Short Film Competition will be held on April 25, 6 pm ET, at the New York Film Academy.

Hosted in the cinematic heart of New York City at the New York Film Academy, the Awards Night celebrates film’s power to inspire change. This event is free for the public to attend, featuring a red carpet, screenings of a selection of finalist films, post-screening discussions with filmmakers and experts, and an awards presentation — which includes the Audience Favorite Award, determined by you, our audience members!. It’s a night of global storytelling, creativity, and community, highlighting films that challenge and enlighten the ideas of our time.

Please note that due to time constraints, only a select number of the finalist films will be showcased during the Awards Night. However, we are excited to offer the opportunity to view all 14 finalist short films online through our FOLCS Screening Nights, running from April 20-30. Read below for instructions on how to view the films!


Experience FOLCS Screening Nights online:


Join our exclusive online showcase of Finalist Films across a window of 10 FOLCS Screening Nights. Here’s how you can join:

– Register: Click the “REGISTER – Screening Nights” button to register. The link to our online screening platform and your unique password will be sent to you on April 20th.

– Watch at Your Convenience: Enjoy the finalist films at your leisure and immerse yourself in stories that challenge, inspire, and provoke thought.

– Vote for Your Favorite: Your voice is crucial! Vote for the Audience Favorite Award after viewing the films. We encourage watching all the films to fully appreciate the diversity of narratives and creativity. Please note, voting will be open until April 25, at 6:00 PM ET.

*Don’t forget to check your spam folder if you haven’t received the email by the end of the day on April 20th.

Whether you join us online for the Screening Nights or attend the Awards Night festivities in person, your participation is what makes this festival so special. Together, let’s celebrate the power of film to ignite change, inspire action, and foster a global dialogue on the most pressing issues of our time.

We can’t wait to share the ISFC experience with you!


About the FOLCS ISFC:

The International Short Film Competition encourages and showcases the creation of short films exploring themes of justice, human rights, and the law by independent, emerging filmmakers worldwide. Finalist films are screened at the FOLCS Annual Awards Night.





This special event is produced in partnership with the New York Film Academy (NYFA).

Highlights from the

10th FOLCS Annual Awards Night