Welcome to the distinguished realm of the Toulouse Shorts Fest, where the art of storytelling unfolds through succinct yet compelling narratives. This annual festival, scheduled from July 14th to 20th, pays homage to the allure of music videos, animations, and short films, all presented in a manner that defies convention.

Get ready to be fascinated as the festival unveils an array of snappy yet profound movies that resonate with their succinct stories. These films demonstrate the power of concise storytelling in various ways, from moving autobiographies to thrilling tales.

But the splendor of the enjoyment doesn't end there. Experience the mellow rhythm of outstanding music videos that combine audio brilliance with visual artistry. Witness the symbiotic relationship between music and vision in a way that defines the Toulouse Shorts Fest.

The renowned Grand-Prix of the Golden Rooster is the culmination of this cinematic celebration. This valued award serves as the pinnacle affirmation of outstanding technical proficiency in the field of short films. Filmmakers put their ability and passion into competing for this prestigious award, demonstrating their dedication to their work and stories.

Join us from July 14 to July 20 for an inspiring and enjoyable week that honors the essence of brevity in craft and the magic of storytelling

Gran-Prix Golden Rooster
The awards by category:
Best Indie Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Student Short
Best Animation Short
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Romantic Comedy Short
Best Dark Comedy Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Film Noir Short
Best Mystery Short
Best Action Short
Best Crime Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Horror Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Children Short
Best Women Short
Best LGBTQ Short
Best Web Series/TV Pilot
Best Web and New Media
Best Microfilm
Best Music Video
Best Producer
Best Director (Female)
Best Director (Male)
Best First Time Director (Female)
Best First Time Director (Male)
Best Student Director (Female)
Best Student Director (Male)
Best Young Filmmaker
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Acting Duo
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Short Script
Best VFX
Best Production Design

✓ 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 2020.
✓ 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 consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening.
✓ 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 and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.
✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
✓ We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.
✓ 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 the 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 will never sell your information to third parties.
✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.