International Short Film Festival Kalmthout is a live screening festival.
We select the "Best International Short Film", the "Best Short Film from Belgium" and
the "Best Animation" and "Best Documentary" and Price of the Press.
We also select a "Prize of the Jury" as well as a "Public Prize".
All short films with a running time up to fifty minutes are welcome.

New for 2020 ''Beste Childeren's'' Film and ''Best Cinematography''.
Festival becomes 2 days instead of 1 day.
The best cinematography award will be chosen by the jury from every category.
Every film automatically has a chance to win this prize

The winners of the Live Festival will be interviewed on the spot. This interview will be published on our website(s) and social media. + Winner Trophy + certificate and Laurel

Besides awards the national winners get a rental credit to use at Camalot Belgium to produce their next film project.
€ 5.000,- for best national short by jury
€ 3.500,- for best national short by audience

Best Short Film National.
Best Short Film International.
Prize of the Audience National
Prize of the Audience International
Best Documentary Short Worldwide
Best Animated Short Worldwide.
Best Actress National
Best Actor National
Prize of the Press
Best Cinematography
Best Children's Film
Best Netherlands film

1. Movie files need to be in h264/mp4 format
2. Movies need to be in 1280x720pix or 1920x1080pix (full HD)
3. Running time for short movies: up to fifty minutes
4. Subtitling: unless spoken in Dutch or English, all movies need to have English subtitles.
5. The nominees will be asked to forward their movie via to the email address of:
6. Submission fees are unrefundable.
7. The jury's decision is final.

More information can be found at our website:

Overall Rating
  • nice festival, glad to have been selected!

    November 2019
  • Roma Dhaen

    It was a very charming festival, with heartwarming hosts. Because it's rather a small festival, everything was very personal and intimite. The orginazers personally felicitated us and did an interview. That was very refreshing!

    October 2019
  • Small but very nice festival. Great to be part of it again.

    October 2019
  • Michał Hytroś

    Great time, great films, great people!

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Michał,

    Congratulations with the best documentary world wide Award!
    Thank you for this kind review and support, it means a lot for your team.

    The film gave a great insight view of the Sisters, with humoristic moments.

    Thanks for submitting and hope to see you next edition!

  • I was honored that my short On Air was screened here. Organised by true film fanatics. Next to this it was really nice to see that my lead actor won Best Actor :)

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Bastiaan,

    Congratulations winning the best actor prize and thank you for this wonderful review.

    Hope to see you back on a next edition!