The Copenhagen Short Film Festival is the only short films festival in Copenhagen, focusing exclusively on short films of all genres and formats. We plan loads of cool events and screenings where you can meet filmmakers, other short films enthusiasts as well as industry professionals.
During the festival you can watch loads of great short films, attend fun events and parties and learn more about the industry from our masterclass program.

We can't wait to explore the wonderful world of short films with you all

-----More about CSFF:-----
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, events, parties, 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.

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

The 2023 edition of Copenhagen Short Film Festival will take place the 3.-13. November 2023

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

* Best Danish Short Film
* Best Foreign Short Film
* New Danish Talent
* Open Workshop - Animation Talent Award

TERMS FOR THE 4 AWARDS:

-----Best Danish Short Film:-----
* The short film can not have a running time over 30 min. (including credits)
* The short film must be finalized in 2021, 2022 or 2023
* The short film must be a Danish production or co-production
The short film is considered a Danish production or Danish co-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:-----
* The short film can not have a running time over 30 min. (including credits)
* The short film must be finalized in 2021, 2022 or 2023

-----New Danish Talent:-----
* The short film can not have a running time over 30 min. (including credits)
* The short film must be finalized in 2021, 2022 or 2023
* The short film must be a Danish production or co-production
The short film is considered a Danish production or Danish co-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 27 years or younger when the film was finalized (producer, scriptwriter, editor and films main photographer/DOP).

-----Open Workshop - Animation Talent Award:-----
* The short film can not have a running time over 30 min. (including credits)
* The short film must be finalized in 2021, 2022 or 2023
* The short film must be a Danish production or Danish co-production

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 and so forth).
* We do not accept promotional videos or commercials.
* The short film can not have a running time over 30 min. (credits included).
* The submitted short film should be finalized in 2021, 2022 or 2023.
* The submitted short film should have english subtitles (if not in english), if selected the screening version has to have english subs. If the film is in Danish you can submit it without subtitles, but if selected you need to provide a version with English subtitles.

-----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 short film (clips from the short film, trailer and pictures) for promotional purposes (such as festival trailer, poster and program).

---> PLEASE 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.

* CSFF only accepts online submissions through FilmFreeway

* If you can not pay the submission fee, you can apply for a waiver code, by sending an email to film@csff.dk

We can't wait to watch your short film

All the best and kind regards,
the CSFF team

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  • Gabriela Federowicz

    Thank you Copenhagen Short Film Festival for selecting our film! I was not able to attend but it was an honor to be selected for such a prestigious festival. Keep up the good work.

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Gabriela,
    thank you very much for your kind words, and it was a pleasure to screen your film at this year's festival :)

  • Penny Davies

    Superb festival, we were honoured to be nominated for Best Foreign Short Film, and sad we couldn't attend in person this year.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Penny. It was a pleasure to screen your film at this year's festival, we hope to see you another time :)

  • 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.