Next to the festival's Hivos Tiger Awards Competition, the short films have their own competition.
What differentiates this from the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition is the fact that it's not just for young and upcoming talents; all filmmakers have a chance at winning. Each of the three equal Tiger Awards for Short Films comes with €3.000 and a video camera. In addition, the jury selects the IFFR nomination for the short film category of the European Film Awards (EFA). This selected film is in the running for the European Film Award for Short Film 2015.