InShortFF is an international, independent & inclusive short film festival with main events taking place in East London and internationally touring programme.

Our festival is here to promote international collaboration. We believe that cinema is the best medium that is capable to build bridges between different countries, connect different cultures and unite people.

So go beyond & make your short film within an international team! We want to help you reach a wide & international audience, encourage talents to push the boundaries & present a very diverse programme.
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InShortFF is made within the culturally diverse team of event producers, festival partners, artists in residence, jury members, festival competition entrants, and audience.

Join us in for a weekend of the exciting short film programme from around the world, Q&As with filmmakers and networking events. First week of September 2018 in London (Canada Water Culture Space) and in October at Stacja Orunia in Gdansk!

The 25 best short films with will be selected for our touring programme!


1) short films made by anyone & from anywhere
2) less than 15 min long
3) new productions with original content (produced after 01/01/2016) no premieres are required but highly anticipated
4) any genre made with any budget & any camera (documentary, fiction, music video, animation, experimental video, video art & everything in between)
5) you can submit up to 3 shorts (each of them needs to be a separate entry)

* STORY is a key, unique script is more important than a high budget
* DIVERSITY - get team members from different countries, cultures, groups & backgrounds! It will bring a fresh perspective to your project!
* make ACCESSIBLE films - create subtitles for those who don't speak an language well or for hard of hearing audience (all films selected for InShortFF festival will be required *STR subtitle files in English). It will help you enter other international festivals too!
* MARKETING - It's the 21st century! Add Facebook/Twitter/Instagram links to your submission - it's a great way for any festival to promote your work directly. And be proud of entering festivals - spread the word about InShortFF!
* always read festival RULES carefully, if in doubt ask at Subject: Submission Question

Overall Rating
  • great to be part of this festival. seem like a really cool bunch of people

    October 2018
  • Elena Riabtceva

    Great communication, very nice people and perfect work with social media! I could watch the Q&A in real time in Instagram. Before screening, the festival offered me an opportunity to give an interview to a British online magazine. Thank you very much for this experience!

    October 2018
  • Isabelle Nouzha

    Thankx for all ! great to be in the best 25 shorts!!

    November 2017
  • We were very happy to be presented on Opening Night and have had a Q&A at the festival. Thank you InShort for electing our film as part of the 25 Best Shorts!

    September 2017
  • rebekah smith

    This is one of the UK's most important short film festivals and highly recommended
    The shorts which are screened are all of an eclectic mix and highlight the cutting edge talent which is blossoming all over the world

    September 2017