Montreal Shorts - International Film Festival that was created to promote short films.
Our team believe in the power of short stories.

Unlike feature films, in short films creation you have a limited amount of time to engage the audience and fully develop the characters and their stories.
Our final goal is to create a series in the style of 'Love, Death and Robots' and 'Black Mirror' for further collaboration with Netflix.
Each series will have a unique non-repeatable plot.
We are looking for the following types of work:
Experimental Short
Animation Short
Drama Short
Thriller Short
Horror Short
Comedy Short
Documentary Short
Sci-Fi Short
Non-Dialogue Short

Every 3 months the best short films of these types will be selected and they will be screened in Autumn 2023 in Montreal for 4 days at the annual event. On the fifth day, the winners will be announced and will be included in a compilation of films for the series. On the sixth day, on meeting of winners and organizers will be discussed and approved strategy for further development of the series.

Filmmakers included in the screening are notified 4 weeks prior to the event.

BEST FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST ANIMATION FILM
BEST COMEDY
BEST HORROR
BEST THRILLER
BEST DRAMA
BEST SCI-FI
BEST FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
BEST INDIE
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST SOUNDTRACK
BEST EDITING
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
BEST MAKE-UP
BEST COLOUR EDITING
BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY

Rules&Terms

᛫ There are no restrictions on theme, genre or techniques.
᛫ Films must have been produced after 1/1/2017.
᛫ Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.
᛫ Submitters must own the rights of the submitted projects.
᛫ The festival has the rights to utilize excerpts of it (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) for promotional purposes only. We will not in any circumstances make your movie available online.
᛫ Distributor may ask for special discounts.
•Short Films under 20 minutes will be given preferences.
•Festival reserves the right to change date and place of the event
•Entry fees are non-refundable