Short Stop International Film Festival is a film festival with bi-yearly screenings in Iasi, Romania. The 18th edition will take place on December 17, 2024. You will be submitting to this edition.

Prizes will be given to both categories and individuals. Prize money will also be given depending on the number of submissions.

BEST OF THE FEST - Best Short Film - PRIZE MONEY + SHORT STOP TROPHY + AWARD CERTIFICATE
AUDIENCE AWARD (Most Votes) - TROPHY + AWARD CERTIFICATE
SPECIAL MENTION - AWARD CERTIFICATE

BEST SCREENPLAY (Written) - TROPHY + AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST ANIMATION - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST DOCUMENTARY - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST EXPERIMENTAL - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST WEB SHORT - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST MUSIC VIDEO - AWARD CERTIFICATE

BEST DIRECTOR - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST SCREENWRITER - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST COMPOSER/ORIGINAL SCORE - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST EDITOR - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST ACTOR - AWARD CERTIFICATE
BEST ACTRESS - AWARD CERTIFICATE

Submissions can be made via FilmFreeway and films will be judged by our judges.

Your film must have below 35 minutes

Must be completed in or after 2022

English subtitles for non English films

Any genre & format

Any category (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental, web, music video)

No more than 2 films per director

SCREENINGS
Winners of Short Stop International Film Festival's each edition will be screened in Iasi, Romania.

RIGHTS
By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (full film or trailer) can be embedded on our website (from a public link). Your full film, however, will only be downloaded for screening purposes, and will NOT be uploaded on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Short Stop International Film Festival to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form. Also, the entry fee is not refundable for films that did not get selected.

DISCLAIMER
By entering your film for consideration for the Short Stop International Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work in front of a live audience at the Short Stop International Film Festival. Short Stop International Film Festival is also hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Short Stop International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. The Short Stop International Film Festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.

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  • We were honoured to be part of the nominees of the festival in the Best Music Video category. Great festival. The communication with the team went effortlessly and the communication around the event was well made. Thank You!

    December 2023
  • Naama Chetrit

    Great festival! Thank you :))

    October 2023
  • I am humbled and honored by the nominations for my film. The festival team was responsive and highly pleasant through the entire process. Thank you.

    May 2023
  • Jason Brain

    Thank you SSIFF! What a lovely venue and festival, we look forward to future screenings and hope to visit Romania again soon.

    December 2022
  • It's an honor for me that my screenplay TEA TELL TALE was a FINALIST in the competition. Wish to thank you very much.

    December 2022