Edition 6 of the MegaCities-ShortDocs Citizen Film Festival will be open officially between January 31st and mid-November 2020.

However, you can already pre-register yourself:


Step 1: Register on this web site between January 31st and August 31st and you will receive by email and WhatsApp all information about the festival. Do it as early as possible, in order to get a proper guidance and counseling from our team and increase your chances of making a great ShortDoc.

Step 2: Also before August 31st, once your ShortDoc is ready, you will have to go to shortfilmdepot to upload your film (tutorial)


By registering, you agree to the Terms & Conditions of the contest (link below).

CALL FOR ENTRIES (Summary of the Terms & Conditions)

MegaCities-ShortDocs Film Festival, Edition 5. A festival of short documentary-films that highlight initiatives which seek to bring effective solutions to MegaCities’ challenges and inspire people to take actions to improve the life of MegaCitizens in their MegaCity.

Your ShortDoc film must:

  • show a challenge in your MegaCity (such as transportation, education, refugees, health, climate change, …) and solutions or ideas of new initiatives that could tackle such issues. A challenge that is potentially a theme with social or environmental impact covered by one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations,
  • take place inside the urban area of one existing megacities (1 of the 38 metropolitan areas of more than 10 Million inhabitants: check out the list,
  • last no more than 4 minutes (including closing credits)
  • integrate English subtitles: the subtitles must be integrated to the ShortDoc in the following pattern: Police: Calibri, Normal, 70, in white. Black outline, size 2. The subtitles must be kept on one line only, in the lowest part of the screen.


  • Power of the solution in terms of inhabitants’ benefits and the challenges associated with it. Replicability of the solution.
  • Quality of production and clarity of the messages, relative brevity and capacity for synthesis will be appreciated. The short video pitch should not be perceived as a pure advertising video.
  • Description of the initiative or start-up that proposed the solution and perspective of development (internationally if relevant).


  • 31 August 2019: Deadline to register on our website (link) and to upload your ShortDoc on (tutorial)
  • September end: results of the selection process of 15 to 20 nominees by an international professional Jury
  • Mid-November 2019: The Paris Award Ceremony, where the finalists (best ShortDoc Makers among the 15 to 20 nominees) will be invited and the winners awarded
  • November 2019 to end of May 2020: screenings in a selected number of megacities around the world.


  1. For the Best ShortDoc, trip to Paris and accommodation to attend the Award Ceremony and 2000 euros equally shared between the Shortdoc Maker and the Initiative Owner.
  2. For the Special Jury Award, trip to Paris and accommodation and 1500 euros equally shared between the Shortdoc Maker and the initiative owner.
  3. For the best Student, trip to Paris, accommodation and a prize of 750 euros

       For the ShortDoc Makers,

  1. of the Most Popular ShortDoc (“Public’s Choice Award”) a reward of 1000 euros
  2. of the Best Tech Initiative (“Tech4Good”), a trip to Paris and accommodation and 750 euros.
  3. of the Best Shortdoc of the “Metropole du Grand Paris” (Greater Paris Metropolis) a prize of 750 euros

More details in the Terms & Conditions. Any question, please send us an email to