Do you want to put your short in front of 10,000s film lovers as well as some industry insiders and BAFTA-winning filmmakers? is one of the top websites for short films across the world and its competition offers filmmakers a chance to get their films seen.

The Grand Prize Winner is guaranteed at least 25,000 views. One winner has already garnered 215,000 views (increasing by the day).

All finalists appear on the homepage and are promoted for $50*. This ensures each film will be put in front of 10,000s of short film lovers.

Judges include:

Robert Brinkmann, Hollywood DoP and director.
Gillies MacKinnon, BAFTA-nominated TV & film director.
Alexa Jago, BAFTA-nominated and BIFA winning producer.
Femi Oyeniran & Victor Adebodun, independent producers.
John Hardwick, award-winning film & TV director.
Johan Verschueren, Oscar-nominated writer.
Ben Blaine & Chris Blaine, independent filmmakers.
Simon Ellis, BAFTA-nominated film & TV director.
Matilde Pinto, agent at RSA Films, will watch the winning film.
Max Yeoman, of MindsEeye, will watch the winning film.
David Kayser, agent at Casarotto, will watch the winning film.

* This assumes a filmmaker is happy for FILMSshort to promote the film on YouTube. Filmmakers retain ownership. If you would prefer not to have your film uploaded to YouTube, it has no effect on its chances and is promoted $25 promotion.

** Grand Prize Winner **
** Best Short Animation **
** Best Short Short **
** Best Cinematography **
** Best Sound Design **
** Best Indian Short **
** Best BAME Short **
** People's Choice Award **

All winning films appear on the homepage!

Films must be between 1-25 minutes, in English or subtitled.
Films must be viewable online or permitted to be uploaded to YouTube.
Films that can be uploaded to our YouTube channel will gain more promotion.
Filmmakers will receive 75% of the money their film earns on YouTube.
More information can be found at

Overall Rating
  • Dear FILMSshort Online Film Festival

    Thank you for helping young filmmakers to succeed and see their work.
    I am very happy to have played my film and share it, at this great festival.

    July 2018