SI-FAN 1.5
From the creators and producers of the BIFA qualifying short comedy film festival Short Com (; SI-FAN is a brand new genre-led arts festival (Fantasy; Horror, Sci-Fi, Gothic, Action-Thriller, Magical Realism) that debuted in Edinburgh at the end of November 2023 in Edinburgh and will return to Glasgow at the end of April in 2024.

We are looking for the most exciting, fun, thought-provoking, shocking, spell binding and frightening short films from the genres within the gamut of the Fantastic spectrum. Live action and animation, documentary or fiction. Low budget to high-end production.

If you want a better idea of what we look for. Head to to see our first ever programme and some of the films we screened.

Grand Jury Prize

Best Animation

Films ideally should be no longer than twenty minutes for extended narrative based shorts. There is no set minimum length and we have shown shorts under a minute.

Films must be released after January 2023. Try to be honest please.

Foreign language entries must contain English subtitles.

The filmmaker gives permission for SI-FAN to use images and footage of their film for the purposes of promoting SI-FAN events and marketing materials.

Submitting your film to SI-FAN does not mean your film will be selected for screening at SI-FAN events. Only selected films are screened in the SI-FAN programme.

A final disclaimer. Filmmakers are responsible for any copyrighted material and licencing rights of music within their film. SI-FAN cannot be held responsible for the promotion and distribution of materials that contain footage or music that does not have the required legal permissions.

SI-FAN is under no obligation to screen films that do not satisfy the criteria set above.

Overall Rating
  • Simone Smith

    Great communication with the founder Christopher and a very strong and carefully curated programme. Felt excited to be part of Si-Fan this year as itโ€™s the first genre-focused film festival to open in our country. We definitely need a festival like this here! ๐Ÿ’—

    December 2023