GoldBlink Short Film Awards is an international film festival that attracts a broad selection of shorts in every genre to promote independent filmmakers' work and give selected filmmakers opportunities to showcase their achievements. We love great stories, and we love our filmmakers. We celebrate the joy of artistic expression and creation.

We accept short films in any genre under 45 minutes in length, including Music Videos and screenplays under 50 pages.

All projects officially selected by our festival will receive the GoldBlink Short Film Award Official laurel and Certificate.

They will also have the opportunity to get their films featured in our online screening. Films placed on our platform will be marketed across our social media platforms.

Selected Screenplay has the opportunity to be produced by our sponsor GoldBlink Pictures.

Best Short Film
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Indie Short (budget up to $5000)
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Romance
Best Dark Comedy
Best Western
Best Music Video
Best Horror
Best Commercial/Promotional
Best Animation Short
Best Sci-Fi
Best Micro Film (Under 5 minutes)
Best Silent Film
Best Action
Best Thriller
Best Musical Film
Best Student Film

--- Screenplays ---
Best Screenplay
Best First Time Screenwriter
Best Drama Screenplay
Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Thriller Screenplay
Best Horror Screenplay
Best Fantasy Screenplay
Best Action Screenplay
Best Sci-Fi Screenplay

--- Cast & Crew Awards ---
Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Indie Filmmaker (Budget up to $5000)
Best Producer
Best First Time Producer
Best Virtual Production Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor (13-18)
Best Young Actress (13-18)
Best Child Actor (5-12)
Best Child Actress (5-12)
Best Acting Duo
Best Cinematography
Best Visual Effects
Best Editing
Best Soundtrack
Best Sound Design
Best Original Story
Best Voice-Over
Best Costume Design
Young Filmmaker Award (18 and under)

All Categories

All films should have a maximum length of 45 minutes.

Films must be made within 36 months before the date the project is submitted.

Films Must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, Vimeo, Youtube, or FilmFreeway Screening file.). Other formats are currently not accepted.

By submitting your film, you agree to:
The submitter owns all rights to the film.
All non-English films must have English subtitles.
You are providing GoldBlink Short Film Awards a nonexclusive limited license to use segments of your film (including trailers/film posters/press kits/teasers) for promotional purposes.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Judging decisions are final.
Submission cannot be withdrawn after the announcement of the official selection.

For student fees, it is mandatory to provide the student status evidence (e.g. copy of the student card included in the project).

For live screenings, submitters must provide HD digital file, minimum 1920x1080, ProRes MP4 is preferable.

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Overall Rating
  • Hui Tan

    I deeply appreciate the opportunity from GoldBlink Short Film Awards, which also provide a great platform for our filmmakers to communicate and learn from each others!

    July 2022
  • Thank you for selecting my film Stranger to participate and also win multiple awards, very friendly and organised film festival

    July 2022
  • Mae Mougin

    Thank You for selecting WATERPROOF and honoring our director Ross Kauffman with his award. The communication was excellent and how Awesome to know our short documentary will be seen in New South Wales.

    April 2022
  • Brad Look

    Thank you so much to GoldBlink Short Film Awards for considering my animated short script, A PACKAGE OF DREAMS. Now if I could only find a producer willing to read it.

    April 2022
  • Thank you for giving our film Deceived an Honourable Mention. Truly means a lot.

    April 2022