Short Cinefest is an International film contest. We accept short films, documentaries, animations, music video and web series of all genre. Each edition our jury members, who are formed by the industry specialists, watch review, and rate for the submitted films. We announce the official selection at the start of following season on our website. Next, with the second cycle of reviews, the winners of the Season are announced in each category.

We do not organize screenings events. But every year, we publish a volume of Short Films in which the winners from season selections are introduced in detail. Our goal of Short Cine Fest is to introduce new filmmakers to the film industry. We also determine the best film of the year. The best film of the year is determined by the members of Short Cine Fest which is formed by young and successful filmmakers. Best film of the year won the cash prices.

All Winner's Will Receive a Digital Printable Certificate and Winner Laurel,

Best Nano Film

Best Short Film

Best Student Film

Best LGBT Film

Best Mobile Film

Best Web Series.

Best Music Video

Best Animation Film

Best Documentary Film

Best Drama Film

Best Comedy Film

Best Horror/Thriller Film

Best Action/Adventure Film

Best Romantic Film

Best Sci-Fi Film

Best Noir Film

Best Experiment Film

Jury Choice Award

Best Audiences Award Short Film

Best Director of the Short

Best Screenwriter of The Short

Best Music (Music Category only)

Best Cinematography of The Short

Best Editor of The Short

Best Performances of the Short (Male)

Best Performances of the Short (Female)​

Best Film of The Year awarded by cash price.

To submit your film to the Festival, you must first upload your film or trailer to either or 

By submitting to the Festival you confirm that you own the rights to the film and you agree to allow your project to be shown by Short Cine Fest. Your name and information about your project may be used for promotion. 

Filmmakers competing in festivals that require they not to show their films online, they can submit their films and share the trailer, teaser of the film. Judges will award the best films through private screenings. 

All submitted films will remain on our website for as long as the festival is in existence. Please note that you can request to delete or update your link every time you need it. 

Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English. 

Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category. 
We accept every kind of film 

The Festival is open to everyone. If you’re under 18, you will need to include a parent’s name and contact info.

Festival Charge entry fees, Entries will not be processed without entry fee payment, the Entrance fee is non-refundable.

After a film has been selected and the filmmaker is notified via email only (No Phone Inquiries)

Any film selected or not selected will be a decision of selection panel which is final and accepted by all.

The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all.

By Submitting the film, you agree to our GENERAL AGREEMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN SHORT CINE FEST 2020 and that you have read our Rules and Regulation.



I have read and accepted the Rules and regulations of SHORT CINE FEST 2020. I authorize SHORT CINE FEST 2020 to screen my film online to compete for the awards. I certify that I hold necessary rights for the presentation of this film in SHORT CINE FEST 2020 and that all rights and permissions have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. By accepting these conditions, I transfer to SHORT CINE FEST 2020 the right to use excerpts of the submitted film, its stills, and trailers, for the purposes of publicity and marketing of the film at the various social networks and on the website of the festival, and for other non-commercial purposes related to the promotion of the festival. I hereby agree to indemnify SHORT CINE FEST 2020, in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred.

Overall Rating
  • Terrific people who love filmmaking! It was my first year entering and I am beyond thrilled to have won for my short COVID film "Message To Future Generations". Great communication... Highly recommended!

    March 2021
  • Edson Carvalho

    A very efficient team that treats us with affection. Very happy and proud to have been selected.

    March 2021
  • Ken Sagoes

    We are deeply honored that our short film “The McHenry Trial - Don't Judge a Kid by Their Hoodie" was included in your festival. The event is well-organized with great communication. May the festival continue to provide filmmakers a platform that fosters creativity and self expression.

    March 2021
  • Great festival!! Lots of great communication and a fun, great group of people!! We will be looking to enter our future films into Short Cine Fest for sure!!!

    March 2021
  • Very happy to be selected as Best horror. Great festival.

    March 2021