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
  • FLORIDA SHORTS was nothing less than AMAZING! I submitted my film for fair and impartial judging, and that's what I got. Furthermore, it's a great feeling to be recognized for the work you've done by your peers!

    Thank you for the opportunity to submit my project. I definitely will be submitting more! 🎬

    July 2021
  • Mark Hewitt

    Love Florida Shorts. So generous and sexy. So honoured to be a Finalist with my Micro Short, 'Premium'. Friendly and communicative.

    July 2021
  • Maria Brenda

    A well-organized festival. Thank you for recognizing my film. It was a great honor. I will definitely enter my future projects.

    July 2021
  • Raphael Xavier

    Great to have the support needed for motivation to keep making work. As small as it may seem, it's major inspiration! Thank you!

    July 2021
  • Tobias Forrest

    We have loved everything about this festival! Thank you for honoring Dead End Drive and our work to create an ALL inclusive industry that welcomes disability.

    July 2021