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Filmmaking isn’t for the frivolous. And, neither should film watching be!
We, at Indie Shorts Mag, strive to help independent filmmakers connect with their tribe. With 5+ years’ of experience in the industry, we understand the importance of having the right platform to celebrate one’s craft.

Movie-making is an exhilarating process. The creative endeavor undertaken ultimately gets its reward when it reaches the audience, and the coveted prize remains to know that it has been well received!

At Indie Shorts Mag, our humble endeavor has been to bridge the gap between filmmakers and the masses and create the much-needed buzz.

Of the various means used to market and publicize a film, we rely on ‘reviews’ as we know how significant they’re in publicity. Also, our popcorn-munching generation isn’t known for their patience. Our reviews come in handy in helping them make these decisions. Besides that, it’s also an established fact that reviews help elevate the chances of acceptance at festivals and spread the word.

We have reviewed nearly 1000+ films so far (and still counting). Our film reviews are done with the sole intent of doing justice to both; the craft and the intended audience. We pride ourselves in maintaining film journalism standards by providing only credible, verifiable information on our platform.

The criteria we cover while reviewing films are:


The artistic vision that drives the whole narrative. The invisible hand behind the actors’ performances. The original eye for a work’s mood and tone. Direction is what determines whether a good screenplay will shine or flounder.

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The foundation of the whole filmmaking exercise is a screenplay. It sets the original pace, determines motivation, scope and the direction of the narrative. The screenplay can be the text you follow religiously, or it can be the launching point for new ideas to take shape. Of course, there is also the question of finding funding. Wherever you go, it all starts with the screenplay.


Good cinematography can make a bad work look good. Cinematography does not just visualise plot points. It takes a plot and infuses it with sensation. It injects a story with images of mood, tone and palpability. Good cinematography can be the difference between a memorable work and one that viewers either forget or want to forget.

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They say a film is made a second time in the editor’s hands. Truly, a good editor can salvage a bad screenplay, or indeed, even change its very genre. Given how powerful this craft is, editing is responsible for sewing together a narrative to create meaning and/or feeling.


Music can be a potent sonic tool for your web series. It takes your visual narrative and translates it into an audial form. Music can be where the emotional or sensational content of your narrative matures and blooms. With the right score, a web series can develop a spark that lives on in the audience’s minds, ready to be awoken with a single note.

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Benefits of getting your short film reviewed

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Review increases your chances of acceptance at the film festivals.

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Makes it easy to publicize and market your series, thus creating a buzz.

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Attaching our review to your cover letter would enhance its credibility.

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Would help you better understand the reception of your series, well in advance.

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Review Application Status: Open till 30th June 2023