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 Narrative Short
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
  • The festival was exceptionally done! I commend the organizers for their communication and professionalism. Thanks goes out to the festival for awarding my script, The Chance, Best Script. I will to continue to support them in the future. Keep up the great work!

    February 2023
  • Dear TEAM ,
    Amsterdam Short Film Festival Maker,
    Thank you so much for this honor!
    So this project " Lucindas Pandora " continues to send voices around the out of amazing AMSTERDAM!
    I feel very grateful!!

    January 2023
  • Its an honor that my screenplay ASIMETRICA has been officially selected for the prestigious Amsterdam Short Film Festival. Thanks a lot.

    October 2022
  • Alberto Martín-Aragón

    Amazing festival! Very indispensable for independent filmmakers!!

    October 2022
  • Patricia Azevedo

    It’s an honor to have my film “Projeto 4Seasons- Winter” selected by the Amsterdam short Film Festival. As a first filmmaker and woman with no budget to have this support fills my heart with joy. I cannot thank you enough!

    August 2022