Let's take a shot with shorts!

Brand new festival from Moscow, Russia supported by city authorities.

"Short Shot" - Monthly Awards and Screenings.
Festival is dedicated to filmmakers from all over the world.

Sending us your artwork is not sending it to a Black Hole.
We consider each film, each video!
Each director has a chance to introduce himself and his artwork and greet audience through our social media pages!

We are creators as well and we watch artworks with passion and professional interest.
We believe, that each film, each creator, each director deserve confession!
We are creating community of film lovers and filmmakers.
We communicate a lot, we discuss a lot in our social media!
Join us and be part of Short Shot Fest family!

The competition programme of the festival is nominally divided into seasons, where each season gets its own specific theme, which should be incorporated into films sent to the competition.

Summer 2020: Restrictions
Autumn 2020: Globalisation
Winter 2020/21: Unlimited
Spring 2021: Rebirth
Summer 2021: Freedom

Our jury selects every month the winning short films for each category:

Best Short Film
Best Short Comedy
Best Short Drama
Best Short Horror
Best Short Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Best Narrative Short
Best Student Short
Best Animation Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Music Video
Best Mini Short
Best Mobile Phone Short (incl vertical)
Best Series (Web/TV)
Best Fashion Short
Best Commercial/Ad/TVC

Also, we provide chance for MOSCOW film creators to take a chance in showing our beautiful city in their movies.

How we do?

Choose one or more categories and submit your short film.

Usually, our submissions start on 1th-4th of the month and end on the same day next month.

October submissions will be screened on second venue on November, 24!

EACH submitted film will receive a short review from our judge team.

PLEASE NOTE: We don't screen the films online! The members of the jury watch the films online and they choose the Official Selections.

In 5-7 days after the deadline day for submissions we publish the Official Selections list and we notify the filmmakers via e-mail.

During the next 5 days our members of the jury decide the winners for each category.
After that we publish the Winners list and we notify filmmakers by e-mail. The lists are published on social media and on our dedicated website: shortshotfest.com

In the last week of the month we screen the awarded films in art - center "Efir" in the heart of Moscow.
The annual event will be held in July, 2021 at Vorobyevy gory with the fantastic scenic view to Moscow!

Stay tuned and check our website: shortshotfest.com

Certified diplomas signed by leading movie filmmakers.

Only projects submitted on FilmFreeway are considered.

Films not in English language must have English subtitles.

No premiere requirements, and films may already be available online.

Student projects must have been a majority student production. Submitters must have been a student at the time of production. All levels of education are eligible.

All film selections will be notified, and will be required to provide a HD .MOV or .MP4 of the film.

Selected films wishing not to use their 'Official Premiere', can request to screen as a 'Preview', but will not be eligible for the Audience Award.

Selected films won't be uploaded online, unless the submitter gives prior permission, or it is already intentionally public.

Submitter grants us authorisation to include images, extracts and promotional material for our own promotional purposes, but the project will always be credited.

Submitter agrees they have read and understood all the terms and conditions, rules and guidelines before submitting.

Overall Rating
  • George Leontakianakos

    You are an amazing festival! Organized and 100% professional !!!

    October 2020
  • Fabrizio Speranza

    I was truly honored to partecipate in the official selection, even though I wasn’t selected as a finalist.
    Really great atmosphere, smells like Cinema d’Essai.

    September 2020
  • Xingchen Li

    I am very excited to know that my film "Love Is Gone with the Autumn Wind" gets a nomination at Short Shot Film Festival. Please allow me to express my gratitude to the jury president and all the jury members. As a young Chinese director, I sincerely feel that filming is both amazing and challenging. Now, with my debut film – "Love Is Gone with the Autumn Wind" – nominated at Short Shot Festival, I am greatly encouraged to follow my dream of being an excellent director. I will never forget this very first award gained at the Short Shot Film Festival. My family, colleagues, and partners are all glad about and proud of that. Thanks again!

    Li Xingchen

    September 2020
  • Kimberley Wells

    Awesome festival! Very well run and supportive of their filmmakers. Definitely recommend.

    September 2020
  • It was a fantastic experience. awesome!

    September 2020