The International Film Students Meeting Awards targets the fostering and backing of future projects produced by young students interested in learning cinematographic language and technique. It also targets the supporting of the distribution and the internationalization of the selected short films.
A specific jury, consisting of one student from each of the schools selected to compete and chaired by a well-known figure from the movie world, will choose the winners of three prizes:
1. The Panavision Award, carrying a complete camera package Sony EX III for four weeks of filming, or a voucher worth €10,000 for renting any kind of Panavision material, for the winning director.
2. The Freak Independent Film Agency Award that includes the free submissions of the winner film to 50 international film festivals selected by the team of Freak and Worldwide sales agreement except for the school's country of origin.
3. The Jury will also name three candidate directors to participate with their works in the Short Film Corner at the next Cannes Festival.