The Amsterdam International Short Film Festival rewards the best and outstanding short films of all genres from all over the globe. Every month, we screen the finalists to our jury members who will vote for the winners and then the winners are nominated for our annual festival and screening.

The festival is established with the intention of selecting, awarding, promoting and recognizing short filmmakers in various genres. The members of jury and the programmers of the festival consists of award winning filmmakers active in the film industry.

The mission of the festival is to encourage and support filmmakers throughout the world in order to provide the recognition they deserve.

We consider the art of filmmaking an essential component of our lives and encourage works that use powerful and creative approaches toward the language of cinema in order to create a unique vision.

Best dramatic
Best director
Best actress
Best actor
Best cinematography
Best script
Best producer
Best edit
Best animation
Best experimental
Best documentary
Best composer
Best horror
Best comedy
Best thriller
Best science fiction
Best fantasy
Best student filmmaker
Best youth actor
Best youth actress
Best Web Series /TV Pilot
Best first time filmmaker
Best trailer

-You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- You must own all the rights to the film or have permission to use any songs included in your film.

Overall Rating
  • Georgios Polymeris

    Rebetiko Underground team is truly honoured to be a part of this festival. It was a great experience with amazing communication and very friendly approach. Everything was clear from the beginning with good updates and on time! Thank you for all the direction and for having us at your festival. Keep up the good work! Cheers!

    May 2022
  • It’s a good place to be

    April 2022
  • David Davidson

    I was happy to be selected. I may not have won but being selected is a win within itself. One of the festival’s to look for to have your work recognized.

    April 2022
  • Thank you for the Official Selection for my Short Script, Appearances; humbled and grateful.

    April 2022
  • Maria Brenda

    It was a great honor to have my project in your festival. Thank you.

    March 2022