Welcome to Simply Shorts, screening some of the best local and international short form productions since 2015.

We had great success in our World Cinema edition last year, but this time around we're sampling a new medium, Simply Short's very first ANIMATED event!

We will be accepting animations of all styles from everywhere. Though it is required for short films to be animated, there will be some leniency for documentary, music video and/or trailer submissions - As long as there is some form of animation included, you will be warmly received.

So start submitting and we'll see you at the event!

When: Thursday the 5th of April. Doors at 6 pm, screening starts at 7 pm. The event will wrap at around 9:30/10 pm, finishing with the award unveiling, and followed by networking, drinks and general good times.

Where: The New Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia.
This is an 18+ venue - Minors must be accompanied by a parent.

Audience Choice for Best Film.

All local and international short films, documentaries, music videos and trailers are eligible for submission - Once again, short films must be animated for consideration.

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 26th of March if your submission has been chosen or not.

Thank you for submitting and good luck!

Overall Rating
  • So proud to be selected by Simply Shorts with The Music Video - Love Falls Softly! Just wish I could have been there in person!

    January 2018
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    Jarryd O'Keefe

    Great little festival with quality films from all over the world. I was lucky enough to have two film selected in the festival so it was a good night to catch up with friends and family and do some networking. The organisers were very friendly and professional, I highly recommend Simply Shorts festivals.

    December 2017
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    Peter Regan

    I was ever so pleased that my short "Once Upon a Planet" was received. I only wish I had been able to attend. No complaints.

    December 2017
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    Stephanie Ouimet

    Extremely well organized festival that has been maturing beautifully and exposing to the Brisbane filmmaking community to relevant and recent domestic and international work. A pleasure to attend!

    July 2017
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    Timtohy Donnan

    A fantastic and well-rounded selection of films. An absolute pleasure to have my short as part of the selection and to sit in the audience and watch the other entries.

    December 2016