[Please read the rules carefully before submitting. The submission fee is not reimbursable.] 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 four short films by up-and-coming directors. At the end of each screening, the filmmakers engage in 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 to connect the city’s international community with Dutch cinema.

In 2022, our weekly sessions will run every Tuesday from May 24th until June 28th and from September 6th until November 29th.

Every year we select the Best Film of the competition at Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards, where we award the winner with €15.000 towards the production of a new short film. The winners of nine other film-related categories are also announced by top names of the film industry.

### JURY TEAM ###

Our Jury team is currently composed of:

▪️ Producer Jan Harlan (The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut),
▪️ Director Grow Creative EMEA, LATAM & APAC for Netflix International Originals: Christopher Mack,
▪️ Director Hany Abu-Assad (The Mountain Between Us)
▪️ Costume designer Jany Temime (Harry Potter, Skyfall, Gravity),
▪️ Talent and literary manager Charles Mastropietro (Circle of Confusion),
▪️ Director Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar, The Mountain Between Us),
▪️ Director Roel Reiné (Marvel's Inhumans);
▪️ Actress Willeke van Ammelrooy (Antonia's Line);
▪️ Director Eddy Terstall (Simon, Meet me in Venice),
▪️ Marina Blok, Head of Drama NTR,
▪️ Actor Vincent van Ommen (Amsterdam Heavy),
▪️ EYE senior programmer and head of acquisitions: René Wolf,
▪️ Actress Sigrid ten Napel (Penoza, Prins),
▪️ Street-artist Laser 3.14.

### RULES ###

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 20 minutes in length (can be 20 minutes + credits)
▪ the Q&A is mandatory with at least 1 member of the main team
▪ your film must be subtitled in English (if it's in another language than English)

The submission fee is not reimbursable.


▪ 1st Submission Period [Screenings May/June]

Period: 20-February until 20-April, 2022
Selection Announcement: May 5th, 2022

▪ 2nd Submission Period [Screenings September/October]

Period: 6-May until 10-August, 2022
Selection Announcement: August 15th, 2022

▪ 3rd Submission Period [Screenings October/November] - Last Submission Period 2022

Period: 21-August until 2-October, 2022
Selection Announcement: October 10th, 2022

Overall Rating
  • Susan Schoonwater

    It was such a joy to be part of Shortcutz, the team is very involved and the weekly sessions are cosy yet a great place to promote your film. Can't wait for the annual event next year!

    June 2022
  • Nico van den Brink

    Love this festival - Alexa and Joao are wonderful, passionate and driven people who've managed to create a real podium for short films of beginning filmmakers within the Netherlands.

    December 2021
  • Guntar Sinuraya

    Shortcutz was the first organization to believe in me as a filmmaker by giving me an audience to show my work to and therefore I'm forever grateful.

    October 2021
  • Great festival, great hospitality, great films and great people. Only love.

    May 2021
  • Dylan Werkman

    Super lovely team who also love film and do so much for the community.

    December 2020