The Exposure Short Film Festival returns for its 3rd year on January 2018!

Hosted by the University of Glasgow's Queen Margaret Union and run by students, the festival aims to give amateur filmmakers from all over the world the opportunity to show off their work to a wider audience, receive feedback from experienced judges, and have the chance to win a range of awards. Exposure promises to be a day of celebration for short film and hopes to give the directors, writers, animators, and actors involved an easy and helpful step forward in their future careers.

With multiple short film screenings throughout the day showing a variety of talents across a range of different genres, the festival will be a treat for all film lovers. The Union's bars, cafe, and restaurant will be open for the duration of the festival, allowing audience members to enjoy the talent on show with a few cheap drinks, some great food, and hopefully have the chance to meet the filmmakers themselves!

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Best Picture
Best Animated Short
Best British Short
Best International Short

Audience Choice

All the films selected will also receive a laurel.

Submission details:

-We accept submissions from all over the world. Although keep in mind that the Festival will be held in Glasgow.

-We only accept 1 film from each filmmaker. If you submit more than 1 film, all the films you submit will be automatically rejected.

-Submissions can be in any language, but submissions in any language other than English must have English subtitles.

-Submissions can be of any genre and any age rating, but are restricted to less than 15 minutes. Please note that any film longer than 15 minutes will automatically be rejected.

-Submissions should be submitted by October 1st at the latest.

-We will select approximately 40 - 50 films for the final showing, you will be notified up to 1 week prior to the festival whether or not your submission has made the shortlist.

-By submitting a film you agree that the film is allowed to be screened at the film festival along with the details you have provided. Your film will be subject to a review process and you will be informed whether your submission was chosen or not via email.

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We look forward to seeing your work! Good luck!

Overall Rating
  • Gary Wronecki

    Kept in touch via email with notifications, would have been nice to get some feedback on how our film went down , but I guess thats impossible due to the amount of films shown...would certainly submit again ..well done

    February 2017
  • Alastair Cummings

    Although I could not attend the festival the staff were very quick to contact with regarding screening times and laurels. I was extremely happy to win 'Best UK Short'.

    February 2017
  • Pawel Grajnert

    They were great to work with.

    February 2017