Welcome to the Big Shorts International Film Festival (www.bigshortfilm.com)!

The main goal of our festival is the promotion of new short films from all over the globe and presenting them to the widest possible audience. You have invested a lot of creative energy, time and money into your project and we will try to show it to as many viewers as possible.

We also arrange an annual screening of the best films in Los Angeles. The screening will be held once a year, we plan to show about 30 of the best short films, selected by our jury during the year.

The international jury of directors, producers, animators and movie critics from around the world will select films. We appreciate both entertaining (mass) and author’s films that comply with our creative criteria:

Original and interesting screenplay clear to the mass audience
High-quality camerawork
Original soundtrack
Professional acting

Awards & Prizes

The selection winners will be performed in the following categories:

Best Short Film
Best COMEDY Short Film
Best DRAMA Short Film
Best HORROR Short Film
Best FANTASY Short Film
Best ROMANTIC Short Film
Best THRILLER Short Film
Best Animation
Best Music Video

Rules & Terms

All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
Filmmaker/Sender must have full copyright and permission for a public screening of a film and any part of it (screenplay, acting, camera work, soundtrack, etc.).
We accept films with an original sound track only; you must have full copyrights and permissions for its public demonstration.
Your film must not be publicly available on YouTube.com and you must not publish your movie on this site if it is included in the official selected list of our festival.
Any income received from the public display of your movie (ticket sales during the public screening, advertising on websites, and revenue from sponsors or any other monetization associated with public demonstration of a film) belongs to the film festival.
We accept films with duration no longer than 40 minutes.
Festival is not responsible for any claims related to copyright and property rights, trade marks, financial losses and liabilities.
Director/Sender owns (or manages) all copyright and is authorized to send and present the film at our festival.
The Director/Sender agrees that the festival may use any separate film parts (frames, trailers, music, etc.) as promotional materials.
The festival reserves the right to introduce any changes in the rules and scheduling of festival events, without prior notification to directors, senders and any festival participants.