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
  • Montse Bertran Arqué

    Muchas gracias al Festival Florida Shorts por el premio recibido en mi documental I AM, I STAY, I SMILE, por su hospitalidad y rápida comunicación, y por la oportunidad que me han ofrecido para poder mostrar al mundo un tema tan difícil de tratar y de hacer llegar al público en general, como es el de la discapacidad. ¡Mil gracias!

    June 2023

    Hi, it was a great experience to represent BETTER LOVE by Florida Short Film Festival. My crew & me was overwhelmed to be chosen & be a part of it. Great experience!
    With BETTER LOVE regards!

    June 2023
  • Camy De Mario

    I am very grateful to "Florida Shorts" for selecting my short animated film "The World of Happy - Manatee Rescue" as a Semi-Finalist. I strongly recommend this festival and I will certainly submit more of my work in the future. Thank you!

    June 2023
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" as an award winner for Best Thriller Short Film into your festival. The communication was clear and I received everything I needed. I had a food experience overall and will definitely consider submitting future projects to Florida Shorts.

    June 2023
  • Karinthal McCray

    I humbly thank "Florida Shorts" for the Semi-Finals selections for my scripts "The Deadbeats" & "The Unexpected Betrayal."

    June 2023