2017 Winners

Best British Short film- Moments, Directed by Emily Green.

Best International Short film- Just About Managing, Directed by John McGovern.

Best Actor- Ingo van Gulijk, Free Monkeys , Directed by Cengiz Akatgun.

Best Actress- Noeleen Lomiskey, Spaceman, Directed by Adam J Spinks.

Best Director- Emily Green, Moments.

Best Documentary- The Forge, Directed by Carlos Carneiro.

Best Experimental film- Waiting Room, Directed by Richard David O'Rourke.

Best Animation- The Journey, Directed by Puthima Wongdeeprasith.

Best Music Video- Last Anthem, Directed by Robert McDougal.

Best Student Film- Score, Directed by Jordi Schellens.

Best Trailer- Shooting Star, Directed by Lyubo Yonchev.

Selby International Short Film Awards presents the IMDB excepted Annual Short Film Awards.

The Selby International Short Film Awards was created to be inspired by and inspire Independent Filmmakers across the Globe. We are dedicated to showcase the talent and dedication put forth by filmmakers.

Last year we excepted entry from film makers all over the world so this year there will be Best Country Winners as well as Best International Film

Our awards will give talented directors, actors, writers and producers the opportunity to display their shorts.

Your project if excepted as a nomination will be able to show on your IMDB page if applicable.

All entrants will receive acceptance laurels as to us every film maker is a winner for being part of a fantastic industry.


The winners of each film category will be decided by a panel of judges and will receive Selby Short Film Award Laurels.


Best British Short Film: Any Genre

Best Actor in the category: Short

Best Actress in the category: Short Film

Best Director in the category: Short Film

Best Writer in the category: Short Film

Best Trailer for short or feature film: Any Genre

Best Student Film

Best Music Video

Best TV Pilot

Best Animation

Best Experimental film

Best Screen play/Script

Rules & Terms

This years awards are open to shorts completed on or before January 1, 2018
Submissions are final once entered via FilmFreeway.com. Our staff will begin reviewing materials promptly, so refunds will not be given.

All foreign language films must be subtitled in English.

Submission by youtube or vimeo link to view for judging.

Overall Rating
  • Calyx Wellington

    I like Selby International Film Festival.

    January 2017
  • Marina Tolstobrova

    Many thanks for your work, your team! All waqs in time and it was very prleasant to take part in this fest!

    August 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for review

  • Jason Gurr

    The festival did not go ahead and was turned into a online festival reported to Filmfreeway who took action.

    August 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review and viewings and venue for the awards have been moved to a new date in November with all award winners being invited.
    The 2017 awards is now a free to enter event.

  • Mailuki Films

    A very beautiful surprise. Definitely, we will submit a lot of new shorts next year.
    Keep in touch !!!
    Mailuki Fioms team

    August 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for review

  • Team Beard Films

    Well advertised on social media with some options to involve audiences. Good value for ymoney and great communication with submitters.

    August 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for review