PlayButton Short Film Festival 2020 in association with IndoRussian Cinemas and Russian Centre of Science and Culture launching its 2nd Edition. Playbutton short film festival is one of its kind to adapt public voting of nominated short films through PlayButton Mobile Android App.

Taking place in the cultural city of Chennai, Playbutton short film festival is an intersection for young filmakers, industry and media.

Our 1st Edition Winner was rewarded with Official Russia Trip and Same shall be rewarded to 2nd Edition Winner.


Winner: Best Short Film Director (Tamil)

Best Short Film (Tamil)

2nd Best Short Film (Tamil)

3rd Best Short Film (Tamil)

BEST Indian Short Film ( All languages except Tamil )

Best Short Film Actor (Tamil)

Best Short Film Story/ Screenplay Award (Tamil)

Special Jury Award (Tamil)


Best International Short Film (Any Language)

* Maker/Director of Tamil Short Film should not be more than 35 years of age ( For Foreign Short Film age not constraint )
* Running Time: 35 minutes (including end credits)
* Production Year: The film must have been produced after Jan 2018.
* Entry Free for submission in Foreign Short-Film Category
* All Genre accepted except vulgar comedy.
* A Filmmaker can submit multiple number of Entries
* All Film Entries should be submitted online only
* The submitted short films shall be reviewed and will be posted at Playbutton Android App for public viewing and voting.

Visit to submit your short films.

Overall Rating
  • SPP Bhaskaran

    This is top most worst festival.

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    He has abused and insulted other participants and their work on Facebook hence we Disqualified him from the Festival.
    Note to other Festival Organizers please be aware before considering his short film entry.
    He proclaims his work as World Best.

  • Afroz Khan

    Great Festival to be a part of

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Will be back soon with next edition. Good luck!

  • Замечательный фестиваль. Радушная и отзывчивая команда. Впредь всегда буду принимать в нем участие и рекомендовать знакомым режиссерам. Желаю фестивалю долгих лет и процветания, а так-же расширения международных номинаций!

    May 2018
  • Wish I could have been there. Thanks for screening "One Second".

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Its Our Pleasure!

  • peyam shadniya

    I had a great experience with your festival

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!