Welcome to Simply Shorts, screening some of the best local & international short films, music videos and trailers since 2015.
We're excited to announce our brand new event:

FILM SCHOOL FALLOUT

Pitting film school-against-film school in the fight for ultimate glory!

Short Film submissions must have been made in film school to be eligible. Please include a brief description of which film school your film was made for and when. (Trailers and music videos are an exception to this rule).

The award for Best Film will be elected by a panel of industry professionals of varied backgrounds to assure the avoidance of any bias.

So get those submissions prepared for launch - it's about to go nuclear.

Best Film Award

As previously stated: All local and international short film submissions must have been made in film school, for film school to be eligible, but trailers and music videos are an exception to this rule.

If you are submitting a short film or documentary that is in a language other than English, please have English subtitles within your film.

Filmmakers can submit multiple productions.

There is no strict time limit on short films & documentaries, but under 30 minutes is preferred.

There is no production time-frame restrictions. e.g. We accept productions from the '80s.

Productions that have been screened previously publicly as well as productions that are available online are eligible for entry.

By submitting to Simply Shorts you are giving us permission to screen your production. All the materials within your productions must have appropriate copyrights, and you agree to hold full responsibility to said copyrights.

Please have the best available copy of your production ready to transfer/deliver to us should you be successful in selection. We will need it as soon as possible.

Obviously we would love to screen every production that is submitted, but unfortunately, time doesn't allow us that luxury. A varied selection of short films & documentaries, music videos and trailers will be chosen to suit the night's program. You will be notified on the 20th of August if your submission has been chosen or not.

Thank you for submitting and good luck!

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  • Simone McGennisken

    Great communication, nice venue, highly appreciated the 2 comps as I had already paid for flights to go to the screening. It was an entertaining evening with lots of different shorts, docos and trailers. Would highly recommend.

    November 2018
  • matildah muchindu

    Good at least my film was recognised

    September 2018
  • It was an honor that my music video "The Letting Go" was selected.

    September 2018
  • I had a good night there and I'm grateful for the opportunity to take part in it.

    August 2018
  • Sari Eran-Herskovitz

    The communication with the festival was very good, I am happy to have participated.

    May 2018