Bitesize Film Festival is an innovative online short film festival with a difference. Unlike traditional screening film festivals, where jury members select a small number of films to screen, we showcase all submitted films to our site members – who watch and vote for their favorite film each month. Submitted filmmakers will also have the chance to vote in the contest.

All short films will be officially selected.

Winners will be announced on the 1st of the following month.

Members voting opens on the 1st of the month for the previous month's submissions. Voting will last until the final day of the month. Winners will be announced on the 1st of the new month.

Bitesize will only accept the following short film:

Best Short Narrative
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Animation Short
Best Student Short
Best First Time Filmmaker Short
Best Horror Short
Best Music Video


Best Producer
Best Female Director
Best Male Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best New Actress/Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Sound Design

Film length must be between 1-40 minutes.

Films that are uploaded directly to FilmFreeway will not count. You must register your short film directly via the Bitesize website. We will send you the details on how to do this once you have submitted your film via FilmFreeway.

At this time, Bitesize will not accept feature length films (over 40 minutes), web series, short screenplays or imagery.

To vote in the contest you must sign-up to our official website as a member. You will be contacted directly via email notifying you of voting commencement.

Overall Rating
  • It was my first time ever handing in a short film to a festival. Super happy to have seen the outcome of it all! Thank you!

    September 2021
  • sudhanva uk

    Thank you for generous selection

    September 2021
  • Faye Fayerman

    Honored to be part of this film festival.

    August 2021
  • Lewis Benjamin Peck

    Was selected, but when it came to the festival, I was never given a link to it and when I emailed a couple times, I received no response. Honestly couldn't tell you if it even took place.

    August 2021
  • We enjoyed and is so excited to be selected!!!!! Amazing opportunity

    August 2021