𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗞𝗮𝗹𝗺𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁.

An independent live screening festival that invites filmmakers from around the world to share their stories.

We have 4 main categories:
- International Shorts
- National Shorts (Belgium)
- Documentary Worldwide
- Animation Worldwide

Additionally, we have separate awards for 'Best Flemish-Spoken Film' and 'Best Dutch Film.' You can find the complete list of 11 Awards below.

Our festival is honored to host a professional jury who will select the 9 prestigious awards. We also cherish audience participation with our 2 Audience Awards.

We're open to a diverse range of genres, including those less conventional like horror, Sci-Fi, or humor. At ISFF Kalmthout, we appreciate unique storytelling in all its forms.

All shorts with a running time of up to fifty minutes are welcome.

Submit your film now. Our reviewers are eager to watch your creation.

The winners can be interviewed on the spot. This interview can be published on our website(s) and social media + winner Trophy (if a representative is present) + certificate and laurel.

- Best National Short Film
- Best International Short Film
- Audience Award - National
- Audience Award - International
- Best Short Documentary - Worldwide
- Best Short Animation - Worldwide
- Best Actress - National
- Best Actor - National
- Best Cinematography
- Best Dutch Film
- Best Flemish spoken Film

1. Movie files need to be in h.264/mp4 format for screening.
2. Movies should meet the minimum requirements of either 1280x720 pixels or 1920x1080 pixels (full HD).
3. Running time for short movies: up to fifty minutes.
4. Subtitling: Unless the dialogue is in Dutch or English, all movies must have English subtitles, BAKED IN.
5. The nominees will be asked to forward their movie via WeTransfer or a similar service to the email address: info@kortfilmfestivalkalmthout.be.
6. Submission fees are non-refundable.
7. The jury's decision is final. The festival reserves the right to modify the rules at any time.
8. We will never publish films without permission. However, we may use a brief clip for promotional purposes.

For more information, please visit our website: www.kortfilmfestivalkalmthout.be.

Overall Rating
  • Pieter Serkeyn

    Fantastic festival! Very nice people and a great selection of shorts. Thank you for screening our movie and the award for best Flemish spoken film!

    October 2023
  • Nambi Film

    Kalmthout does really celebrate unique stories. So hospitable in all their communications and on the day of the awards we felt warmly welcomed. An unforgettable experience.

    October 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Dear team Nambi,

    It was a pleasure to meet you at the festival and showcase your beautiful film to the audience. Congratulations on your Audience Award, and hopefully, we'll see you at a next edition!

  • Sarah Kasmi

    It' s was great!
    Thank you

    November 2021
  • Overall a great festival and fantastic experience. Thank you very much!

    November 2021
  • Mehrdad Bakhshi

    I could not attend the festival but the festival invited me to attend and stay there and I thank them

    January 2021