Do you want to put your short in front of 10,000s film lovers as well as some industry insiders and top agents in LA and London? 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. This 2016 winner has already garnered +300k views.

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

Judges and reviewers include:

Ella More O'Ferrall, Head of Production at Partizan (watches winner).
Chris Sawtelle, agent at ICM Partners in LA (watches winner).
Sophia Di Martino, television and film actor.
Robert Brinkmann, Hollywood DoP and director.
Madeleine Sanderson, independent film producer.
Gillies MacKinnon, BAFTA-nominated TV & film director.
Alexa Jago, BAFTA-nominated and BIFA winning producer.
Femi Oyeniran, award-winning actor and filmmaker.
Daisy Jacobs, BAFTA-winning & Oscar-nominated animator.
Ken Petrie, award-winning short and feature film producer.
John Hardwick, award-winning film & TV director.
Max Yeoman, co-founder of MindsEeye (watches winner).
David Kayser, agent at Casarotto (watches winner).

* This assumes a filmmaker is happy for FILMSshort to upload/promote the film on YouTube. Filmmakers retain ownership. If you would prefer to use your own upload it has no effect on its chances and it receives $25 promotion via Facebook.

** Grand Prize Winner **
** Best Short Animation **
** Best Short Short **
** Best Cinematography **
** 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.
Finalists must be ready to be made public/viewable online (please do not submit if you are submitting to any real-world festivals with a "no online presence" clause).
Films that can be uploaded to our Fs YouTube channel will gain more promotion.
Filmmakers will receive 50% 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