Shorts@Fringe is a showcase of short films at the Azores Fringe Festival, an international arts festival in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Program will happen at various islands from indoor to outdoor venues giving the opportunity for filmmakers to have their work showcased in the Azores and also for audiences that otherwise would not have a chance to see this type of work. All type of shorts are welcome up to maximum 15 minute long of English or Portuguese language or subtitled in one of those languages; no-spoken-word films have a better opportunity to be chosen for program, as well as music films and animation.

Fringe Audience Award (multiple) - chosen by audience members; receives via postal mail the mascot of the festival, garantee entry of next film; and, is mentioned in media releases;

Fringe Prize (one) - awarded by the programmers of the festival; receives support in local travel and accomodation to participate and present body of work in future festival; may not be attributed every year.

MiratecArts is the organization that presents the Azores Fringe festival. MiratecArts projects and festivals are open to all. Rules are simple. You submit, you have a chance to be showcased at the festival with listings on the web and the printed program magazine. Listings will be announced online, on the festival site, the month prior.

Films arrive at the Azores Fringe without cost to the festival via email link to a downloadable platform, with your film and contact details.

By submitting, the artist/filmmaker/producer is giving rights to MiratecArts and its partners to present the film at the festival without any further costs or licences.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for letting my film "Chocolate" be selected. I look forward to the end of the epidemic soon so that I can have the opportunity to attend the festival live. Keep safe!

    September 2021
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    January 2021
  • Odette Laramee

    Oh, what an extraordinary festival. I have followed the incredible spectrum of MiratecArts events over the course of the month. This is Inter-Arts at its finest. Artists from so many disciplines bringing their best to inspire others! It is an honour to have shared 'elle tango' on three islands in the Azores during Shorts@Fringe. Way to go Terry and hosts from each community. Mutual Productions is working on a couple of pieces we hope you will consider in the coming year.
    Sincerely, Odette

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for the ind words and for following us on social media #miratecarts #azoresfringefestival


    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your notice that my film is OFFICIAL SELESTION for the competiotion – I am very glad about it. I wish success to the wonderful festival!
    Thank you Festival Team. Great team, excellent communication.
    Best regards
    Maribor, Slovenia

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    thanks and much creativity

  • Herman Delgado

    Even though I was unable to attend, I am very honoured to for having my film screen at this festival. It's been growing year by year marking Pico and Azores in the culture map.
    Thank you!

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    thanks so much for your kind words