Short Movie Club tries to avoid "the best of the best" way but we don't ignore it completely, sure. The festival’s jury awards the best film of every section. Nevertheless, the festival provides every submitter with an opportunity to show the film, discuss and get feedback in the case of visiting. Screenings are held at National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Cinema theatre “Pioneer”, Azgur Muzeum, art-galleries. Our team hopes to create a community, brotherhood of filmmakers to celebrate a spirit of indie cinema together. We accommodate selected participants at cottages in beautiful nature place of Minsk. Also, we compile comments of viewers, cinephiles and experts and send them to filmmakers. The another key point of our project is to establish a communication between the filmmaker and the audience.

Before you read the festival philosophy and history let know 10 worth reasons to be part of The Short Movie Club:

CONSIDERATION
Your film is placed greater focus on and given due consideration

SHOWING
The films are screened at National Centre of Contemporary Arts

TRAVEL
Discover the Belarus, white point on the Europian map

FILM INDUSTRY PARTNERS
One of the leading studios in Eastern Europe «BELARUSFILM» opens gates

REVIEW
An in-depth review of the best films will be published with IMDb rating

COMMENTS
We compile comments of viewers, cinephiles and experts

FEEDBACK
We establish connections between the filmmaker and the audience

TROPHY AWARD
CinemAngel awarding ceremony is held at the marvellous hall of the Azgur Muzeum

FILM FESTIVALS
Your film is considered to be selected for Short Movies Club partner festivals

PARTY — AFTERPARTY
Yes, party every day. It is the main reason…

Idea of the SMCFF
Millions of movies are shot and thousands of short film festivals are held all over the world every year. On average, several thousands of films are submitted to a film festival. So various good films can be neglected for whatever reason. Some times selecting probability is like winning a lottery. As a result, filmmakers are left with no feedback. It is a paradox that no one can hear you in an age of the Internet! The mainstream culture prefers attractions and casual viewing. For this reason, we’d created this “unfiltered cinema” project. It aims to promote films unpurified by festivals and producer companies. We collect films and do our best to show programmes to the wide audience at National Centre of Contemporary Arts. We compile comments of viewers, cinephiles and experts and send them to filmmakers. The key point of our project is to establish a communication between the filmmaker and the audience.

Please, read about SMCC history through the link to the festival's website. http://shortmovie.club/

What will you do with the fee?

The project aims to provide building of Cinema-van mobile library amphibia https://www.behance.net/gallery/33392769/Cinema-van-Mobile-library-Amphibia . Please, consider your 10$ payment as a contribution to the amazing project! And one day the wonder on the wheels visits your city, village or island.

Grand-Prix with CinemAngel trophy
The best fiction film
The best documentary film
The best animation
The best experimental film
The best Virtual Reality film
People's choice award
Most discussed film

The Short Movie Club invites as more participants as possible. Our team hopes to create a community, brotherhood of indie filmmakers to celebrate together a spirit of indie cinema.
We accommodate selected participants at the cottages in the beautiful nature place of Minsk. Other participants are lodged if there are free places.
The festival's team helps with all visas issues and accommodation during the festival for selected participants.
Films with runtime no longer than 35 minutes are allowed to participate in the festival. There is no limit on how many works one participant can send. The participant that sends application must guarantee observance of copyright on the works sent. All responsibility for copyright observance lies on the contestant.
Each work must have a subtitle file attached separately. The subtitles must be in English and in SRT or SUB format. Use of any other format is allowed only after coordination with the organizing committee.
We compile comments of viewers, cinephiles and experts and send them to filmmakers.
We don't accept TV-films and films for children.
The Short Movie Club provides constructing of CinemaVan ( see https://www.behance.net/gallery/33392769/Cinema-van-Mobile-library-Amphibia ).

Overall Rating
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    Yaroslav Dimont

    First I was very pleased about the сhoosing my short documentary and including it into the competition. But the communication with the organizers which followed as well as the invitation to the festival (which I unfortunately couldn't accept due to my schedule) and an offer of providing accomodation support was more than nice. After all the guys sent me a certificate with viewers' and fest visitors' feedback to my film on the rear side which was just a huge surprise and a great pleasure.
    Thank you very much for this! I wish you a lot of success and many great festival issues to come!
    Вялікі дзякуй, cябры!

    April 2018
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    Shahvatova Anastasia

    energetic, explosive, very different festival! Each participant is accepted as unique and desirable, organizers all are given time and attention. It was a lot of cheerfulness and good movies!

    March 2018
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    Mika Koskinen

    Nice festival with warm atmosphere. Diverse selection of short films. Communication was easy and everything was sorted out before my visit at the festival. Discussions with the audience and filmmakers after screening was nice. Also got some feedback after festival. All the staff was really helpful. Festival venues were little bit spread around city.

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Mika! Thank you for your good review! In fact, venues were a bit spread as we wished to involve as many interest places as we can. Cinema Museum, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Velcom-cinema and Ok16 of course. The next year we will arrange the better venues logistic. So thank you for the review it is important to us!

  • Well, short movie club is not just a festival.
    Short movie club is a place. It’s the beautiful and picturesque Minsk.
    It’s the beautiful movies that were selected and therefore the beautiful people that made them, as movies are nothing less than the stories of the people that made them.
    It’s the communication between audience and creators.
    Between creators and creators.
    Between creators and the people that made the festival possible.
    It’s not a festival of competition; it’s a festival of exchange.
    It’s the celebration of the spirit of indie filmmaking.
    Short movie club is not one of the best festivals in the world. It’s the best festival in the world.
    Alex, me and Annita are really fortunate to have met you and your team. See you soon!

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Kir and Annita! I hope. Not hope but believe. Not believe but know that not changing the world but building the alternative one is an actual way. The way we are realizing... The spring is coming soon...

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    Kumara Raja

    Awesome!! It was a great experience...

    August 2017