Shortcutz Amsterdam provides a platform for emerging Dutch film talent to showcase their work, engage with their audience, and connect with the established professionals of the industry. Every week, we screen two short films by up-and-coming directors and the work of an established Dutch director, actor or producer. At the end of each screening, the filmmakers engage in a discussion with the audience.

The sessions take place every Tuesday, between 20:00 and 22:30 in de Kring (Leidseplein). The sessions are open and free. All the movies are subtitled in English and the Q&As are in English too in order to connect the city’s international community with Dutch cinema.

Our sessions are paused in July, August, December, January, and February.

### JURY TEAM ###
actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner); producer Jan Harlan (The Shining), actor Tygo Gernandt (Van God Los); director Hany Abu-Assad (The Mountain Between Us), Warner Bros' Stage 13 Kim Sherman, director Roel Reiné (Marvel's Inhumans); actress Willeke van Ammelrooy (Antonia's Line); director Eddy Terstall (Simon); producer Pieter Kuijpers (Van God Los); Marina Blok, Head of Drama ntr; actor Vincent van Ommen (Amsterdam Heavy), Former Head of Program of Nederlands Film Festival Parwin Roghyeh Mirrahimy, EYE senior programmer and head of acquisitions René Wolf, actress Sigrid ten Napel (Penoza), and street-artist Laser 3.14.

Every year we select the Best Film of the competition at Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards, where we award the winner with €10.000 towards the production of a new short film. Next edition will be in January 2018. The winners of nine other film-related categories are also announced by top names of the film industry. Check out the videos from the previous editions: http://bit.ly/2lSttOt

Please read carefully before submitting your movie.

We accept movies that follow all of these rules:

. films related to the Netherlands (Director or Producer must be from the NL or living in the Netherlands for more than 5 years or have an NL production company)
. directed by an up-and-coming filmmaker (before the first feature film - more than 70 minutes)
. produced in the last 12 months to the date of the submission
. with less than 15 minutes in length (can be 15 minutes + credits)

// the Q&A is mandatory with at least 1 member of the main team

// please mention how your film is related to the Netherlands in your submissions if you are submitting from another country, otherwise, we cannot accept you in competition.

your film must be subtitled in English (if it's in another language than English)

Submission fee is not reimbursable.

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  • Great venue, great people, and great guests at every event!
    It was an honor to be at ShortCutz Amsterdam and share my work with the Amsterdam' scene. Love!

    July 2019
  • Didi S

    Loved the festival, the ambiance and the communication. Had a full room of engaged visitors, got feedback from the producer of Stanley Kubrick and had a great Q&A.

    July 2019
  • Guus Schuijl

    Joao and Alexa did a great job organizing this festival and it really exceeded my expectations. It's a great place to showcase your work and to watch the films of your fellow filmmakers. Recommend to all!

    July 2019
  • I know shortcutz for 5 years and its a great place to meet filmmaker and watch shorts. It was great experience to have my short screened there.

    July 2019
  • Suze Gil

    It was a nervous, yet great experience!

    December 2018