Global Shorts is a bi-annual Los Angeles-based online international awards competition that recognizes and promotes short films with a runtime of 50 minutes or less. Films are judged by in house staff and industry professionals. Some of the countries we have received Winning submissions from include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA. Past competition Winners have also won or been nominated for: BAFTAs, British Independent Film Awards, Cannes Film Festival Awards, Emmys, Genie Awards, Golden Globes, Saturn Awards.

Winners are announced twice a year. Competition deadlines are March 31st and September 30th of every year.

All submissions will be considered for Best Short Film as well as Awards of Excellence, Merit, Honorable Mention and Special Mention.

Our Best Short Film winner will receive our Custom Global Shorts statuette, manufactured by the same company that manufactures the Emmy and Golden Globe! All Winners will also receive Winner laurels and an indefinite online Winner listing on the Global Shorts website, as well as social media and monthly newsletter. More Awards & Prizes to be announced. For updates, please consider subscribing to our newsletter or following us on social media.

• Submissions must be 50 minutes or less (including end credits).

• Submissions in other than English must be submitted in subtitled in English.

• The primary Best Short Film category (required) is $60USD. Additional subcategories (Best Actor, Actress, Director, etc) are $40USD.

• Please provide an online link to your film and be sure to include the password on our submission form if applicable. DVDs and other physical media are not accepted.

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  • Thank you very much for watching my animated short.

    May 2019
  • Maria T Alvarado

    We were very happy to submit our short film to this festival. Thanks for your support. It was very nice to be part of it.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Maria,

    Thank you for taking time to write this review and congratulations on your placement! We really enjoyed your short and hope to see more of your work in the future.

    Thank you once more!!

    - The Global Shorts team

  • Hi quality festival and best communication!!

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Alberto,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your kind words! We're happy to hear you had a positive experience and very much hope to see more of your work in the future.

    Thank you once more!!

    - The Global Shorts team

  • Thanks for the award. He made us happy. Timely feedback and information is very good.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Serkan,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and we hope to see more of your work in the future.

    Thank you once more!!

    - Global Shorts Team

  • Michèle Jedlicka

    I just want to thank the organizers and the festival for recognizing my film and the terrific communication. I am just getting started and it's such an amazing opportunity to have been included in the festival. I will bookmark this one and enter again. Thank you!

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Michèle,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review! We are honored to include your film among our March 31st competition Winners and very much look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

    Thank you once more, Michèle!!

    - Global Shorts Team