From communities like #FilmTok to #MovieReview creators, TikTok brings together artists, filmmakers, and creatives to discover, create and share stories they love. Some of the biggest names in cinema, including Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Chastain, Pierre Niney, Jane Fonda and Baz Luhrmann, connect with our global community to share moments in their lives or to raise awareness for causes they care about. Last year, we welcomed Festival de Cannes (@festivaldecannes) to TikTok, giving an inside look at the iconic moment as it reaches a new generation of cinephiles around the world.
Unleashing new ways for our community to bring their creativity to life
As we continue to explore new ways for our community to be entertained and bring their creativity to life, we are delighted to once again partner with Festival de Cannes this year and introduce the second edition of our #TikTokShortFilm competition.
From March 6 to 29, 2023, we invite creators* in the UK and the rest of the world to register through the official form to create and share their own short-form films with our community, using the hashtag #TikTokShortFilm.
From 40 shortlisted videos with the highest number of views and engagement, a highly-acclaimed jury will select winners across three categories: Grand Winner, Best Script, and Best Direction, and will be invited by TikTok to the 76th edition of the Festival de Cannes to present their work and receive their prize. The Grand Winner will receive a cash prize of €10,000, while winners of the Best Script and Best Direction categories will receive €5,000 each to support their next creative projects.
Supporting the film industry and the next generation of filmmakers
Launched for the first time in 2022, the #TikTokShortFilm competition brought together emerging and experienced filmmakers as they showcased their skills through TikTok's wide range of creative tools and bringing their stories to life in new and authentic ways.
Garnering almost 10 billion views, the first edition of #TikTokShortFilm highlighted four creators with very distinct styles, who embody the diversity of the TikTok community.
- Grand Prix: Kitte kitte iino?* (Japan) by Mabuta Motoki (@lang_pictures)
- Grand Prix: Love In Plane Sight (Slovenia) by Matej Rimanic (@rimanic), Slovenia
- Best Edit: Zero Gravity (New Zealand) by Tim Hamilton (@tim.diddle)
- Best Script: Modern Princess (France) by Claudia Cochet (@claudia_cochet)
Claudia Cochet, the winner of the Best Script award with her activist film Modern Princess, which denounces violence against women, shares how joining the competition helped her find more opportunities across the industry. "Winning the "Best Script" award not only gave me confidence as a writer-director, but also gave me credibility in the film industry. I have been able to direct and write for large groups on TikTok, and I have recently co-written two feature films thanks to the visibility that the award has given me. Since then, I've also directed the pilot of a series that I'm now looking to produce and have been invited to many short film festivals to talk about my experience as a director on platforms, all thanks to TikTok," she said.
Beyond this competition, TikTok has also forged partnerships with leading cultural institutions, schools and associations to continue harnessing the creativity of the next generation.
Join us as we celebrate and experience the creativity and magic of cinema at Festival de Cannes 2023 through the second edition of the #TikTokShortFilm competition. We can't wait to see what you discover, create and share with our global community.
*The #TikTokShortFilm competition is subject to terms and conditions.