"Shanghai Shorts" is a monthly one-off screening series of time based art and film that takes place every month in the beautiful international city of Shanghai, China. The thriving art scene in Shanghai provides a perfectly cinematic setting for sharing art, film and time based media of all categories and genres.

The screenings take place at Museum of Creative Minds in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, walking distance from the Power Station of Art. The Museum of Creative Minds is a multi-disciplinary art space. It functions as a gallery with both monthly art exhibitions and seasonal pop-up exhibitions and market places, a meeting place for workshops and educational lectures, and organizes parties with live painting, live music and other performance art.

The curator Jaime Ekkens is an Asian-American Expat who spent 10+ living in New York City working in television and media before relocating to Shanghai, China to pursue her art career.

Admission is free.

No awards or prizes

We accept short films in all styles, mediums, and genres. There is no limitation on the age of the film. We do request that you be able to submit a high resolution 1080p digital file as a final format via FilmFreeway, Dropbox or YouSendIt.

PLEASE NOTE: Shanghai Shorts has ROLLING DEADLINES. You can submit now! If you have not received a notification it means your film is still in the running to be screened at one of our monthly events.

Once your film is selected, it may not be programmed immediately. We take great time and care with program curation. Once your film is programmed, it will screen it ONE TIME ONLY.

Please NO hateful, homophobic, transphobic, racist or pornographic material. We are inclusionary to all races, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, national origins and LGBTQ friendly.

**Also note, the curator has hold the authority to pull any film before it's scheduled premiere due to creative differences or personality differences with the filmmaker if communication with the filmmaker(s) becomes too stressful or emotionally draining. **


If you live outside the Shanghai Area, Shanghai Shorts is NOT able to provide accommodations, air fare, screening fee, or any monetary support.

PLEASE NOTE: If the film submission is accepted into Shanghai Shorts, the entrant grants Shanghai Shorts a non-exclusive, royalty free license for use for theatrical and non-theatrical screenings and to publish excerpts in print or electronic media to promote the event in any and all media. The filmmaker must secure all rights and clearances. Shanghai Shorts is not liable for any legal fees that may arise from disputes within parties that submit time based art, film or time based media of any genre.

Again, the deadline is rolling. Please do submit your project.