Stockholm Short Film Festival awaits you for an evening of independent short films!
Our festival was founded to support and promote independent short films from all around the world. We recognize how difficult it is to get your short film ’out there’, and find a platform where your film can reach the right audience. We aim to promote and provide exposure to these films and organize a fun and culturally diverse night of indie cinema for filmmakers and cinephiles alike. Our program will reflect the diversity and opportunities within the short film genre, and our goal is to show films that the audience would otherwise have not seen, and leave a lasting impact.

We look forward to seeing your submissions and welcoming you to Stockholm Short Film Festival! Our submission window for our 1st edition is now open!

For each season, the official selection will be carefully picked by our panel of expert judges and will consist of the films nominated for an award. The movie that got an award will have the option to be screened online during our annual event if they get into the next round; they will also be promoted on our social media platforms and website.

Best European Short
Best International Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animated Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Student Short
Best First Time Filmmaker Short
Best Women’a issue Short
Best Actor in Short
Best Actress in Short
Best Female Director in Short
Best Male Director in Short
Best Producer in Short
Best Original Screenwriting
Best Unproduced Short Script
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Comedy
Best Micro Short
Best Pilot
Best Web Series
Best Dance

✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).
✓ All films must have been made in or after 2018.
✓ Short films must not exceed 40 minutes.
✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
✓ By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film.
✓ Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.
Official Selection: These are all the nominated films selected for screening, which will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.
Award Winners: Chosen from the Nominations (which includes the Official Selection).
✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
✓ We retain the right to change the date of the festival under special circumstances.
✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.
✓ We cannot provide refunds.
✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to current edition.
✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails.
✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Watanabe Atsuhiko

    Thank you very much for having selected my film "THANATOS" as "Best Animated Short Film". I am very delighted for this wonderful news.

    April 2022
  • THANK YOU STOCKHOLM SHORT FESTIVAL for all the work that goes into putting on a festival especially in these times. We were so happy to be involved this year and have our Documentary Short be selected & awarded alongside so many great films. Thanks again for the support and acknowledgment. - Jonny

    March 2022
  • Tom Bridger

    We were absolutely delighted to be awarded a win for Best Web Series! The team were very communicative and have helped arrange a screening at their online festival. Recommended!

    March 2022
  • In the evolving film fest landscape, Stockholm Short Festival holds a comfy spot between those that are too difficult/restrictive, and those that almost too easy to win (making you wonder if your film really deserves the award). Plenty of categories, with a reasonably long period during which judges can (I believe) take the time to really watch each entry and make solid decisions. We got a semi-finalist nod in our first entry; we'll strive for better next time 'round!

    March 2022
  • Very supportive film festival of filmmakers.

    March 2022