Florida Shorts is a seasonal IMDB qualified 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 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 online festival.

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
  • So grateful to see "MicroToons" reach the semi-finals! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your great festival.

    August 2022
  • It was such a joy and honor to be a part of the Florida Shorts Film Festival. I'd do it again and recommend them to my other filmmaking colleagues.

    August 2022
  • Nicole Jordan

    So pleased to win Best Women Empowerment Short with my art-documentary, "Lockdown Baby". Thank you so much for supporting independent filmmakers! Keep up the great work!

    August 2022
  • Raffaella Verga

    Fantastico aver fatto con voi questa Bellissima esperienza con La bella giovent├╣, il mio docufilm che parla di giovani e ne parla con filtri finalmente positivi.
    Grazie infinite.

    August 2022
  • Rick Williamson

    What a fun a nice surprise to win with my Web/TV Series pilot, "Combat Nuns All Or Nothing". Thank you so much for supporting independent filmmakers!

    August 2022