Copenhagen Short Film Festival was created in 2012, and had its first edition in 2013 at Husets Biograf (an art house cinema in Copenhagen).
Since then we have grown and built the festival program, where we present a wide variety of short films, and explore the wonderful world of short films. We focus on exploring short films as their own art form, and screen the best from new talents and old pioneers.

Aside from a strong focus on screening and sharing short films with an audience, we plan screenings with live music, talks, masterclasses, industry events - where we help young filmmakers develop their skills and art - and work with different partners who help us create and curate great programs and events.

The festival take place in different venues and cinemas around Copenhagen, and we have previously held screenings at Cinemateket, Gloria Biograf, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, KayakBar and Husets Biograf.

The 2021 edition of Copenhagen Short Film Festival will be on 6.-10. October 2021.

For more information about Copenhagen Short Film Festival, please visit our website: www.csff.dk 

Come explore the wonderful world of short films with us.

In 2021 we will be handing out 3 awards:
- New Danish Talent
- Best Danish Short Film
- Best Non Danish Short Film

TERMS FOR THE 3 AWARDS:

New Danish Talent:
- Running time must be no longer than 30 min. (including credits)
- The short film must be finalized in 2019, 2020 or 2021.
- Danish produced short film (the short film is considered a Danish production when it is made in collaboration with a Danish production company and/or institution or if the majority of the following functions are performed by Danes; director, producer, scriptwriter, editor and photographer (DOP)).
- The director and two of the following functions on the production must be 25 years or younger when the film was finalized (producer, scriptwriter, editor and films main photographer/DOP).

Best Danish Short Film:
- Running time must be no longer than 30 min. (including credits).
- The short film must be finalized in 2019, 2020 or 2021.
- Danish produced short film (the short film is considered a Danish production when it is made in collaboration with a Danish production company and/or institution or if the majority of the following functions are performed by Danes; director, producer, scriptwriter, editor and photographer (DOP)).

Best Foreign Short Film:
- Running time must be no longer than 30 min. (including credits)
- The short film must be finalized in 2019, 2020, 2021.

Each award winners will be selected by a jury consisting of industry professionals.

Please read the following rules and terms below before submitting your short film.

CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO CSFF:

- You can submit all genres of short films to CSFF (documentary, animation, live action, children’s films, art films, music videos and so forth).
- We do not accept promotional or commercial films.
- The film can not have a running time over 30 min. (credits included).
- The submitted film should be finalized in 2019, 2020 or 2021.
- The submitted film should have english subtitles, if selected the screening version has to have english subs.

When submitting your short film to the Copenhagen Short Film Festival, you agree to the following conditions:
- That the submitter is the holder of all rights for the film, and that no rights for all or parts of the film are in dispute.
- CSFF decide when and where your film will be screened during the festival period.
- CSFF can use material from the film (clips from the film, trailer and pictures) for promotional purposes (such as festival trailer, poster and program).
- CSFF only accepts online submissions through FilmFreeway.

NOTE: The above conditions are based on us running a physical festival. If we are not able to go through with a physical festival, we will contact all selected films with a revised agreement, that you will then have the chance to agree or disagree to.

If a submission does not fulfill the above rules and terms it will be disqualified.

We look forward to watching your short film.

Kind regards,
the CSFF team

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  • One of the most satisfying festivals I ever attended to! Cheers!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Monica. It was an absolute pleasure to have you attend this year's festival.