Every Season the selection committee consisted of cinema and media experts watches privately the submitted short films, evaluates them and chooses the Official Selections. Shortlist will be published on the festival's website and on our social media accounts.
All selected films receive the Official Selection laurels and enter the competition for the Season Awards.
Within two weeks after the Official Selection list is published the jury announces the Season Winners. They receive the Winner laurels, the Certificate of Achievement (digital format) ready for printing, and get the opportunity to be screened in a cinema theatre and/or on TV.
The selected films which do not get an award, will not be screened, unless the festival management has made a different decision.
The winners of each of the four Seasons enter the competition for the Annual Awards in 18 nominations corresponding to the Main and Technical and Performances categories. And receive an invitation to the Annual Award Event.
The winners of the annual awards receive the Ural Shorts Trophy. To award special prizes and diplomas from the jury, the festival directorate, partners and sponsors is possible.