European Short Awards is Film Festival with live screenings in Brno, in Czech Republic one a year. Our mission and goal is to discover and promote talented filmmakers from all over the world and present them to the public and therefore is our festival is a brilliant opportunity to participate in international competition. Live Screening will be held at Kine Sibir Brno in May 2024.

We live in a new era of digital technology and the language of cinema and film production is going through many changes in marketing, distribution and screening of indie films. The art jury consists of students and professors of film schools in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The festival is mainly devoted to the presentation of short films, it is interested not only in European short films, but also in world ones. Therefore, screenings of American, Asian and African films will be part of the festival.

We cooperate with various distributors, to whom we regularly offer the best short and feature documentaries, feature films and, of course, horror movies! If your film will be of interest to various investors or distributors, we will help you with the distribution of your film.

Our festival focuses on supporting serious topics such as migration, war. We prefer the inventiveness and creative ways of expressing the film. The festival decided to change name the festival from Brno Film Festival to European Short Awards after we decided to precisely specify our artistic direction.


GRAND PRIX: European Short Film
GRAND PRIX: European Short Documentary
GRAND PRIX: European Super Short Film
GRAND PRIX: Best American Short Film
GRAND PRIX: Best Asian Short Film

for all film professionals (films made outside of Europe can also submit a project):

Best Student Film
Best Indie Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Director Short Film
Best Director Super Short Film
Best First Time Director (Short)
Best Director Student Film
Best Director Music Video


Best Web/TV Series
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Sci-fi
Best Fantasy
Best Mobile Phone Short
Best Inspirational
Best Action
Best Actor Short Film
Best Actress Short Film
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best VFX
Best Cinematography
Best Production
✍️ Best Short Script
✍️ Best Feature Script
✍️ Drama Screenplay
✍️ Comedy Screenplay
✍️ Thriller Screenplay
✍️ Horror Screenplay
✍️ Action Screenplay
✍️ Sci-fi Screenplay
✍️ LGBTQ Screenplay
✍️ Television Script - Pilot

In addition to the gold place, we also award special prizes.

1. All films that are not in English, must have English language subtitles. English movies do not have subtitles.
2. No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
5. The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotion, awareness & commercial purposes.
6. The excerpts from films send for European Short Awards can be shown on the Czech / Int. T.V. / Local Network / Internet etc. For Promotional / Publicity.
7. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
8. European Short Awards organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.
9. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

Overall Rating

    Fluid comunication, I'm very pleased with the experience.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    It's amazing to hear these positive words from you!
    We believe that one day we will meet in person! You are a talented artist!

  • Chris Ross Leong

    Wowow! We're over the moon!
    Many thanks, ESA staff, for taking a chance on an outsider! All of us at "LoveBeats" applaud you for your diligence, efficiency, kindness - and of course, your superb taste! LOL! Keep it up, and may your festival rise in greatness!
    Thanks again!

    May 2023
  • So pleased to have been selected in your festival with our film INTERIOR ! Thank you so much !

    May 2023
  • Great festival, keep on going :))

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    We are glad that you were part of our competition!

  • Wonderfull festival and nice experiance

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback! It's amazing to hear such nice words!