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
  • Is this festival still going?

    May 2022
  • D'Ondre Burton

    Thank you Bitesize for selecting my film to be apart of your film festival.

    April 2022
  • K. Bly

    They did not respond to emails, social media messages, and the website doesn't work.

    April 2022
  • I really loved this film festival!

    April 2022
  • I have no idea how we did. "Silent Hill: Road of Guilt" was excepted, they took our money.
    Reading that you have to join to vote, it sounded like a fun festival!

    I joined via the website in February. The website was not renewed in March 2022 and the domain went on sale.
    I emailed them but it bounced back. I contacted then via Instagram and had no response.

    We have no idea if we won anything, we have no idea how the voting works since the website went down and nobody responded via any socal media sites.

    Being a low/no budget short film, this entry fee could have gone onto another festival.

    April 2022