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The Norwegian International Seagull Short Film Festival is a Film Festival with live screening, the festival also have a Live streamed award show.

We accept films/animations/documentary under 60 min. We also have a category called Best International Game.

Over the course of three days all finalists from the film categories will be screened, and the games can be played.

The awards ceremony will be streamed, to enable the competitors and anyone else interested to follow the event live.

The festival jury consists of very best:

International actor Dennis Storhøi from Norway ( The 13th Warrior, Nobel, The Saboteurs), International actor Julie R.Ølgaard from Denmark ( The Headhunter, The Killing, Isa's stepz) International actor Pontus Olgrim from Sweden ( Gåsmamman, Legend of Dark Rider: The Beginning) International actor Irasj Asanti from Norway
(Nobel, Eyewitness, Høvdinger) Rahul Gadiya CEO of Gateway aniMedia works from India, Gøran Myrland CEO of Misc Games AS from Norway, Tore Andre Øyås is film critic from Filmfront with Master of Film Studies at NTNU from Norway.

As we have a category for games, we offer you a stand for free, to sell your product.

We will also have masterclass in Acting and Writing under the Festival. We also offer Master class in Makeup for professional and amateur actors / Daily wear makeup.

Awards & Prizes

All Finalist will get an Official Selection Diploma before the Live Final Event.
The winner in every category gets signed diplomas as well as a specially made trophy, at the value of 350 Euro.

The grand finale is the announcement of the winner we call "The best of the best", in which the winners of all categories compete against each other. "The best of the best" receives a cash price of 1000 Euros .

Winners will be announced live on event show:

Best Norwegian Short film
Best International short film
Best Nordic Short film
Best International Game
Best Music Video
Best Animation Short film
Best Actress
Best Actor

Rules & Terms

All those who sign up hereby give permission for the festival to showcase the films at the annual Festival.

All Finalist must send the film as DCP with English subtitles. Only films under 60 min are accepted. Any type of games for any console is accepted.
Films must be produced after 2014. Games must be produced after 2014.
The Official Selections will be at Week one in every year.

This is not a monthly winner system, but a Yearly official International film festival winner.

Multiple entries are allowed.

The official selections and finalist will be announced at our facebook page and our webpage. We will also show The Official trailer of the film and game on our facebook page and website.

Best International Game (Rules)
To recognize the best independent video game developers.

Best game participants receive:

- Free booth to showcase their games ( Limited numbers of spots, let us know if you want to come)
- Free access pass to Seagull Short Film festival
- A chance to win the trophy and valuable prizes from our sponsors

Criteria for submission:

1. For PC or console (Xbox/PS4/Switch)
2. Must be an independent game studio (Company is independent with the majority owned by the team. Team has sold less than 50% of the company to outside investors)
4. At least 50% of the submitted game IP must to be owned by the development team.

The festival is sponsored by:
Clarion Collection Hotel Amanda, Kaien AS, Residensen En Opplevelse, Kreativ Evolusion, Fantasi Fabrikken, Sveio Auto AS, Rovernes Beredskapsgruppe, Haugesund Luftfoto as, F-Sport AS, Manuelfilm Productions, Vikse Paintball, Misc Games as, Gateway aniMedia Works, Sveiobladet, Forever Living Heidimagnesdatter, Fantasi Fabrikken, Diamanda Models, HIFI Klubben Haugesund, Haugesund Sentrum AS, Kaien AS