Around 30 films compete for the following awards in the Berlinale Shorts section:
- Golden Bear for Best Short Film
The winner of the Golden Bear qualifies for being eligible for next year's short film Oscar®.
- Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film)
- Audi Short Film Award, endowed with € 20,000, enabled by Audi
- the Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards
The winning film is awarded the Berlin nomination for the
European Short Film 2017.