For the first time, São Paulo ISFF offers an award for the best Brazilian short film selected for the Competitive Showcase. The prize will be awarded from the choice of a guest jury. Partner institutions, associations and companies continue to support, with various types of incentives, films selected by the public as their favorites.

The Breakthrough Award aims to encourage brazilian young talent in the audiovisual field in its next production, from the recording to the post-production of a short film up to 15 minutes. On that sense, the Festival stablishes partnerships with audiovisual companies, which appoints a jury composed of journalists and film critics and offer resources for this new challenge.

TOMMY BRILHO, by Sávio Fernandes (CE). 

The  Itamaraty Award for Brazilian Short Films, set up by the brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006, aims to encourage the brazilian film production and its promotion abroad rewarding a brazilian short film. 
The prize consists of:
- A  Itamaraty Award for Brazilian Short Films' certificate; an air ticket to one of the movie's representative laureate to the "Short Film Market", that happens at the Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France); Accomodation in Clermont Ferrand; A two day travel to Paris to visit the film industry in France and US$600.00 in cash.

SANGRO, by Tiago Minamisawa, Bruno Castro e Guto BR (co-director)

For the first time, the São Paulo International Short Film Festival offers a prize to the best brazilian short film. The competing movies integrate the Brazilian Competition programs. 
The winner receives the Kinoforum trophy and a cash prize of R$ 10,000.00.

SWINGUERRA, by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca.