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Silver Cheetah Festival

International Film Festival

About Film Festival

4-9 Dec 2023

The cheetah symbolizes power, speed, and grace. Power lies in your plot and its realization. Speed lies in your fast and quality making of your work. Grace – Destiny that you’re achieving at our festival.

The Silver Cheetah International Film Festival is a dazzling showcase of cinematic excellence, a true feast for the eyes and ears. It's a whirlwind of creativity and imagination, a beautiful tapestry woven from threads of talent and passion. The festival is a vibrant, pulsating celebration of the art of film, a shining beacon that illuminates the path of those who seek to push the boundaries of what is possible.

At the heart of the festival is a fierce determination to showcase the best and brightest in international filmmaking, to bring the world's most innovative and creative stories to the forefront. It's a wild, untamed journey through the depths of the human experience, a sprint to the finish line that pushes the limits of what is possible. The festival is a showcase of the power of cinema to transport us, to inspire us, and to move us, a dazzling celebration of the art form that has captivated us for generations.

The Silver Cheetah International Film Festival is a celebration of life, a bold and daring expression of the human spirit, a breathtaking demonstration of the power of the moving image. Whether you are a filmmaker, a film lover, or simply someone who appreciates the power of art, this festival is a must-attend event, a true feast for the senses that will leave you feeling exhilarated and inspired. So come, join us on this incredible journey, and experience the thrill of the chase as we celebrate the silver cheetah of international filmmaking!


Awards & Prizes

  • Best Short Documentary
  • Best Student Film
  • Ukrainian Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Super Short Film
  • Best First Time Director
  • Best Director Student Film
  • Best Director Music Video
  • Best Short Script
  • Best TV Pilot Script
  • Best First Time Screenwriter
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Animation
  • Best Experimental
  • Best Indie Short Film
  • Best Web/TV Series
  • Best Drama
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Horror
  • Best Thriller
  • Best Sci-fi
  • Best Fantasy
  • Best War Film
  • Best LGBT
  • Best Mobile Phone Short
  • Best Action
  • Best Poster
  • Best Trailer
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Editing
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Production
  • Best Producer


  • Silver Cheetah Festival Selection window opens on February 2023 and closes on April 30th 2023.
  • Silver Cheetah Festival Official Selection will be announced by private email and on the Silver Cheetah.
  • The final event of the Festival will take place in Ohio, in December 2023, screening the short and feature films of the Official Selection for the Best Movie, Best Animation, Best Experimental and Best Documentary categories.
  • Only the Best Movie, Best Documentary, Best Experimenrtal Film and Best Animation Award will win the award prize. All the awarded short films will receive a certification from the festival and the Official Laurel of the Silver Cheetah Festival.
  • The purpose of the screening events taking place during the selection window is to involve the public in the selection process.
  • At the time of registration, the applicant declares to be in possession of all the audio and video rights of the submitted work.
  • If a film is selected in a screening event, the director / distributor will be asked to provide an unsubtitled copy of the short film together with two .srt files containing English and Italian subtitles. In case of impossibility of providing the Italian subtitles, it is necessary to promptly notify the organizers of the festival, in order to ensure their realization. Failing to comply with this requirements may cause the exclusion of the film from the competition, with no refund of the registration fee.
  • Participants declare that they leave the rights of the film to the Festival for the sole purpose of advertising the festival on the various platforms; extracts and frames of the short films can be used for creating trailers, critics articles, clips and posters related to the Festival.
  • The authors are invited to share through their social media the contents related to their movies that are pubblished on the Silver Cheetah Festival official website and social media.



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Cleveland Heights,
OH, United States