***NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS TO OUR 17TH ANNUAL PROGRAM. Due to COVID, we had to push our festival back. All films selected from our previously call are still in the program***

The Gadabout Film Festival is an internationally-touring short film program with a unique style and energy. A Gadabout screening is an experience accessible to everyone, from film aficionados to film novices, with a selection of high-quality, well-paced films diverse in genre, medium, and content.

Since 2002, we have strived to curate the best possible short film program year after year. Working to create an evening that is inspiring and fun. Short films are often passion projects, and we are passionate about short films. We love the creativity, the imagination, and how much story can be told in a little amount of time.

The Gadabout has screened it's programs in more then 120 cities across 15 different countries.

The Gadabout is NOT a competition. We celebrate short film. We tour with an hour program, so our curation is very strict. We aim to put together the best possible hour of short films we can. So, in a way, being accepted is the award, and the prize is having your short screened in multiple cities around the world.


-We accept any genre of film, music video, web video, documentary, etc.
-The shorter the better: 30 sec -10 minutes.
-No limit on submissions, or production date, so feel free to submit a few things you have.
-Non-English accepted w/ english subtitles.

Short films have such a short life span, and sometimes when you think a short is not relevant, there is a whole audience of folks who have not seen it yet. We strive to create a program that is diverse in content. While we have no general theme for the festival, we tend to have a program that consists of well-paced short films that truly feel like they were made for the sake of that film alone. We don't tend to accept films that are "stepping-stone" shorts for fundraising, or overly "film festy" shorts with a lot of dialogue that are short on narrative. We strive to have a entertaining and intriguing collection of shorts that leave folks wanting more!