China International New Media Shorts Festival


Years running: 13 (since 2010)

China International New Media Shorts Festival

International New Media and Short Film Festival.


China International New Media Shorts Festival is held annually in May during the China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair. The festival is intended to encourage the production of outstanding new media shorts, discover and support new media talents, nurture and incubate innovative new media projects in order to boost international cultural communications and cooperation, establish an international platform for new media shorts and facilitate the healthy and sustainable development of new media industry.

The KingBonn Award is the only state-recognized international short film award in China. The Kingbonn Award welcomes high quality submissions from home and abroad. International cinema professionals, scholars and noted directors will be on the panel to select the best ones to reward, with the view of encouraging the outstanding new media shorts production, discovering and supporting talents.

The festival is comprised of five sections:

  • KingBonn Award Competition,
  • Shorts Exhibitions and Screenings,
  • New Media Forum,
  • Workshops,
  • Shorts Market.


The winning shorts will be awarded a prize, a trophy and an honorary certificate.

Main Competition Section:

  • Kingbonn Best Short: 300,000 YUAN,
  • Best Drama Short: 100,000 YUAN,
  • Best Documentary Short: 100,000 YUAN,
  • Best Animation: 100,000 YUAN
  • Best Short Film of Visual Effects: 50,000 YUAN
  • Best VR Short Film: 50,000 YUAN


  • Short films completed after January 1st, 2020;
  • The entry must have English subtitles. Chinese subtitles are recommended;
  • The entry submitted must not contain any content of pornography, violence and racial discrimination.

Main Competition Section.

Fiction, animation, documentary - under 20 min.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers





Official Website


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Floor 16, Building 1, Shenzhen Media Group Culture Innovation Industrial Park, 1 Qingqing Road, Longhua District
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province 518026


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    July 09, 2021
  • Deadline
    September 15, 2021
  • Notifications
    November 15, 2021
  • Event Dates
    5 — 12 December 2021
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — free

Less-than-20 minutes short film

  • Deadline — free

Less-than-20 minutes short film

  • Deadline — free
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