Since 2013, Shorts@Fringe has showcased hundreds of short films (01:00 to 15:00) 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
  • Hui Tan

    I deeply appreciate the opportunity from Shorts@Fringe, which also provide a great platform for our filmmakers to communicate and learn from each others!

    July 2022
  • This is an eclectic arts festival, with Shorts@Fringe one component, so both the artists and audience are more wide ranging and adventurous, so we were really thrilled to be part of this. We will submit again, and we'd love to be part of it again.

    June 2022
  • Kang Le

    Thanks a lot to the director and all the organization behind this amazing Festival, Thank you!

    June 2022
  • Many thanks for the encouragement

    June 2022
  • 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