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TikTok 2024: Third Annual Short-Film Competition is Back!

Calling all TikTokers, this is your chance to get exposure opportunities


Back and Better Than Ever!

TikTok has announced that it will hold its third annual #TikTokShortFilm competition this year as part of a larger partnership with the Cannes Film Festival, giving TikTok creators the opportunity to showcase their short films “and be discovered by over 1 billion people around the world.”

@tiktoknewsroom Lights, camera, action! As the Official Partner of Festival de Cannes, we're excited to bring back the #TikTokShortFilm ♬ original sound – TikTok Newsroom

As explained by TikTok:

“From February 21st to March 15th, 2024, we invite creators to take part in the competition by submitting their original 1min+ videos in TikTok’s signature vertical format using the hashtags #TikTokShortFilm and #TikTokShortFilmCompetition. Winners across three categories: Grand Gagnant, Best Script and Best Directing, will be selected by a highly-acclaimed panel of judges and will be invited by TikTok to present their work and receive their prizes, during the #TikTokShortFilm ceremony that will take place in Cannes (France), at the time of 77th edition of the Festival de Cannes.”

It’s worth noting that the video has to be in vertical format, given The app’s current desire to include more landscape movies in the app.

Winners, Prizes, Money? Yes.

The Grand Winner will get a cash award of 10,000€ (about $US10,700), while the Best Script and Best Directing winners will each receive 5,000€ ($US 5,350) to help with their projects.


For the first time this year, US creators will be eligible to participate, expanding the festival’s talent pool and providing additional opportunity for young filmmakers.

But That’s Not All …

According to TikTok, previous winners and contestants have gone on to launch successful careers in the film business, with the short format serving as a vital showcase for developing talent.

Over the past year, more than 2 million videos have been created globally with the hashtag #TikTokShortFilm, which saw an increase of almost 180% in videos created compared to 2022.”

It’s also a fantastic method for TikTok to attract more creative content to its platform by emphasizing exposure and opportunities for new filmmakers.

It might be your first opportunity to break into the world of movies and establish an audience for your work. For companies, it might also serve as a display of potential producers with whom you would want to collaborate on future in-app promotions.


Learn more about TikTok’s Short Film Competition here.

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