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 in various islands from indoor to outdoor venues giving the opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work 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.

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;

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 vimeo, youtube, or other 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
  • Wonderful to be selected at Shorts@Fringe!

    July 2018
  • Hugo Pinto

    Amazing cultural festival with great work from Miratec arts.
    Glad to be part of it having won the short film fringe award with the short TU/YOU.

    July 2018
  • O Azores Fringe Festival é um evento que começa a ganhar mais visibilidade e contexto no panorama das artes; a secção do Shorts@Fringe, na exibição de cinema nacional e internacional, segue igualmente o mesmo caminho. Nesta edição de 2018, teve a oportunidade, o meu filme experimental de final de curso, de integrar o line-up oficial na secção Cenas de Portugal - é um festival que se acompanha facilmente à distância (uma vez que não tive oportunidade de me deslocar até ao Pico), e que o apoio dado é de uma humilde vontade de fazer com que o cinema português corra as ilhas. Obrigada ao Terry Costa, que sempre se mostrou disponível e interessado em esclarecer todas as minhas dúvidas expressadas no decurso do festival.

    July 2018
  • Michael Lyons

    I was not able to attend the festival however I was happy to be able to contribute a short film. Interactions with the organizers were smooth and transparent. The Azores Fringe Festival is clearly a labour of love. Thank you for finding a place for experimental film in your program!

    July 2018
  • Boianna .

    Shorts@Fringe, thank you for screening our film "French for Kiss". We are sorry we couldn't attend as we were working on the other side of the world at the time however we hope that in the future we could be there.

    July 2017