TheWrap’s annual online ShortList Film Festival brings together the best in short films from around the world.
Following a two-year hiatus, The ShortList Film Festival is back with its annual event that celebrates the work of up-and-coming filmmakers worldwide. The festival offers a valuable opportunity for emerging talents to showcase their creativity and skills, with the chance to win prizes and gain industry recognition. By providing a platform for these filmmakers, the festival enables their voices to be heard and their stories to be seen by a broader audience.
The ShortList Film Festival is currently accepting submissions of award-winning short films in the fiction, documentary, and animation categories, with a maximum length of 20 minutes. Among all entries, the best award-winning short films that have premiered at a major festival in the last year will be selected for screening and voting, making it the most highly-competitive film festival of its kind.
Previous ShortList selections have gone on to become Academy-Award nominees. The 2015 ShortList Audience and Jury prize winner later won the Academy-Award for Best Animated Short Film. The 2016 Jury prize winner went on to win the Cesar award for Best Short Film. Filmmaker Jim Cummings' feature version of his Shortlist-winning short, Thunder Road, went on to win the Grand Jury prize at SXSW in 2018.
All ShortList films will stream and be available for viewing from June 28 - July 16 on ShortListFilmFestival.com
Winners will be announced on July 12th followed by an in-person panel and awards ceremony with filmmakers, jury members and representatives from the entertainment industry in attendance.
• The Audience Award will go to the film with the most online votes.
• The Industry Award will be selected by our industry jury.
• All prizes subject to change.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE RULES AND ENSURE YOUR FILM IS ELIGIBLE BEFORE SUBMITTING. SUBMISSION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
• Films must be completed on or after January 1, 2022.
• Films must be in English or with English subtitles.
• Films may have a maximum running time of 20 minutes.
• Film must have won an award at a major film festival in the past year.
• Final eligibility will be determined by festival programming team.