Let's take a shot with shorts!

The best film festival from Moscow, Russia supported by Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and 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!
Все русскоязычные фильмы могут участвовать в фестивале БЕСПЛАТНО.
Ищите соответствующую категорию и подавайте ЛЮБОЙ фильм в любом жанре!
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!

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.

EACH submitted film will receive a short review from our judge team (on request)

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.
From August, 2022 we are OPEN for new season 2022/2023.
The Grand Finale 2022/2023 will be held in August, 2023 in Moscow.
International judge team, great networking and friendly atmosphere — that’s Short Shot Fest.

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
  • Ruben Kazaryan

    Hello. I liked the festival. I liked the initial attitude and the letter about appearing on the shortlist. But it is also important for the author to receive a letter, of course, if the film did not receive any prizes.

    March 2023
  • Andrey Rubetskoy

    It seems that my film took part somewhere, but where - is unknown. There is no feedback from the organizers. They select your film, screen it somewhere - but you won't know about it. Not recommend anyone to participate.

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    You will get information about screening as soon as it will be scheduled

  • Well organized festival. I was thrilled to see 'Bo and Trash' listed among the short animated films. Thank you!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!

  • Really bad festival. The short was selected and used as a showcase. We will no longer participate in this Festival

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Could you explain what happened? As film is selected it will be screened during next screening session.

  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    November 2022