WE ARE A SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BASED IN HACKNEY, LONDON. We will screen the finalist films on a specific Hackney venue TBC as the current Covid-19 restrictions may involve changes in venue.

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.
*Due to the current COvid-19 situation we reserve the right to modify venue and date, with at least 10 days notice of the event.
*All selected films must be submitted in .hd, .mov or .mp4 format. Physical DVDs will not be admitted.

Overall Rating
  • 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.

  • Margaret Kane-Rowe

    Super festival. We didn't get selected. But we got, without a doubt, the nicest 'you nearly made it' recognition. Classy and how it should be done. Think your fabulous!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Margaret! We really appreciated those words.

  • Clémentine Chapron

    It was a pleasure that my film was selected at the "Screener Short Films" among all the very good films of the festival. Thank you!

    February 2021
  • Emmet O'Brien

    Really excellent festival and good strong communication. Very happy to be included!

    February 2021
  • Mark Hewitt

    Screener Short Films curated such an interesting and varied international collection of work. There was great stuff in all four of the categories - narrative, animation, experimental and documentary - and I think they chose great winners in each. For me, it was a great honour to have my little filmpoem, ‘Boobs’, included in the mix. Excellent friendly communication as well.

    February 2021