WE ARE A SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BASED IN HACKNEY, LONDON. We will screen the finalist films on a specific Hackney venue. Our Festival takes place twice a year.

At Screener Short Films we showcase the best and most  outstanding international short films.
Our mission is to encourage and support filmmakers throughout their creative process in order to provide the recognition they deserve.
We are a platform whose main goal is to provide a space for short independent films which create their own unique language and content.

We encourage all filmmakers to submit their films, regardless of their country of origin, the film's content or a filmmaker's background. All genres are welcome, even though to make things simple we will accept films in four different wide categories.

We will give recognition awards to those film voted more popular in our network, and to do so we will take in account four major categories :
*Best Narrative
*Best Documentary
*Best Animation
*Best Experimental

​We will screen all finalist films from our 'Official Selection' in front of a live audience, and all films will be promoted via the festival's social media. Four winners, one per each category, will be announce on the night of the event.
We are non profit, so any money made will be invested in continuing the festival growth.

*All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 30 minutes.
*Any foreign films must include English subtitles.
*All fees are non-refundable.
*SSF can use short's material for promotional purposes.
*SSF will not release, under any circumstances, the full short film.
*Submitters must own all the rights of the short film.
*Multiple entries are allowed. Each one as a separate submission.
*All work's ownership and rights remain with the original holders.
*SSF has the right to add, change, or delete guidelines at any time.
*All selected films must be submitted in .hd, .mov or .mp4 format. Physical DVDs will not be admitted.

Overall Rating
  • matthew sanabria

    Great Festival! Happy to have been selected and getting an Honorable mention. I'd love to attend sometime in the future.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Matthew for taking the time to review. We much appreciated! All the best

  • Screener Short Films were extremely friendly and was able to assist me fast with any questions I had. My short film 'Springbound' had the great honour to be screened at the festival. A great festival !

    April 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Clarence for sharing your work , and for this review

  • Communication was great. Was very happy that my film was part of the doc program. Love the size of the festival, too, and would one day love to attend.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Caroline! We really appreciate your review!
    We hope to see you at some point !!

  • Thanks for letting my film "Chocolate" be selected. I look forward to the end of the epidemic soon so that I can have the opportunity to attend the festival live. Keep safe!

    September 2021
  • Alissa Autschbach

    The organiser of the festival, Mariona, is such a wonderful person. All communication with her was super easy and generous. She made us and our film team feel super welcome and appreciated. We felt honoured to be a part of this event and even win an award! We hope to be back in the future.

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Alissa! It was a pleasure to have your film in our festival.