International Shorts is a year round film festival which screens selected movies at the end of each season (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). Best of the Festival films will be screened on December 12, 2018 at Angelika Theater, Union Market, Washington DC
Awards & Prizes
All selected films for each year will be eligible for Awards for:
Best Short Film
Best Animated Short
Best Narrative Short
Best Short of the Season (4 Awards)
Rules & Terms
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Animations are welcome to submit.
Time: We screen films from 30 seconds to up to 20 minutes (including all credits)
Completion Date: Films must have been completed after January 1, 2017
Language: All non-English language films must have English subtitles
Deadline: Super Early November 30, Pre-2018 December 30, Early Bird February 28, Spring April 15, Summer May 30, Not too late July 15, Late August 30
Online Screener: We accept only Online submissions
Please provide a password if the film is password protected.
For official selections we will kindly request a digital copy which can be shared via email, dropbox, Google Drive or other formats (DVD is not needed or required)
Directors of selected films will be invited for a recorded skype interview to be played at the Festival (not required, but highly recommended)
For submissions made by distributors, please make sure that you have the right to screen your film at this festival as we do not pay screening fees
Full Terms and Conditions are available on our website.