Florida Shorts is a seasonal festival dedicated to short films from around the world.

Inspired by cosmopolitan mentality, we encourage diversity and multi-cultural short films. We want to truly reflect the international filmmaking community and showcase fresh talent from all filmmakers - no matter the age or the subject matter. With this in mind, we encourage filmmakers from all backgrounds to submit their projects. Furthermore, we genuinely believe that good filmmaking is an actual result of a good story. We hope to find new voices and perspectives to celebrate the power of a good story.

Florida Shorts is a seasonal competition and an annual online festival dedicated to short films of all genres from the U.S. and international filmmakers. In the first step, our professional screeners will privately review your film each quarterly season, and the highest scored films will become the semi-finalist . The semi-finalist of the seasonal editions are screened privately to jury members of each edition in various categories. All the award winners are then considered for the annual online festival; if they get selected, they will compete with other films in our annual event.

Join us for Florida Short's events this year!

Best US Narrative Short
Best US Documentary Short
Best International Narrative Short
Best International Documentary Short
Best Experimental
Best Micro Short
Best Animation
Best Male Director
Best Female Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Script
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Erotic
Best Comedy
Best Dance Short
Best Student Film
Best Women Empowerment Short
Best Music Video
Best Thriller
Best Trailer
Best Composer
Best First Time Filmmaker

Florida Shorts is open to short films from any country which are under 50 minutes in length.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you so much!
    I'm glad to hear from your festival.

    May 2021
  • Angie Rowntree

    Great festival! Professional with lots of good, clear communication. Will definitely submit again.

    May 2021
  • Yuri Maslak

    Wonderful festival! Our film STUDENT FITNESS is a Semi-finalist! Many thanks!

    May 2021
  • Great festival. Lots of good communication. The team was very friendly, very professional, very organized & fantastic,. Thank you again for including our film, Monte Creek, in your lineup this year!

    May 2021
  • Fantastic Festival had a great time with our Comedy Bryn
    Best wishes Phil Howe

    May 2021