These 12 films from around the world have won awards at major film festivals, and are eligible for both an audience and industry prize.
These 8 shorts were selected by some of the top film schools in the country to represent the Short List's inaugural student film category. They are eligible for an audience award, based on your votes.
Labor (University of California, Los Angeles)
Directed by Cecilia Albertini
USA/ITALY, 2018Watch Film
Supernova (University of North Carolina School of the Arts)
Directed by Gavin Lankford, Alexsandre C. Kosinski
USA, 2017Watch Film
The Peak (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Directed by Mark Alex Vogt
USA & Hong Kong, 2018Watch Film
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The ShortList Film Festival celebrates its seventh year in 2018. The festival elevates the best in short filmmaking as the format has exploded across every device in the age of streaming. The contest selects twelve of the best award-winning short films that have premiered at a major festival in the past year, making this the most highly competitive film festival of its kind.
ShortList finalists and winners have frequently gone on to greater recognition within the entertainment industry. The 2016 Jury Winner,“Maman(s),” won the Cesar award for best short film. The 2015 ShortList Audience and Jury winner, “Bear Story,” won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The Award-Winning Shorts Competition is for films up to 20 minutes in length that have received an award. In 2017, The Shortlist Film Festival introduced a student category therefore, three winners included ‘The Silence’, ‘American Paradise’ and student film ‘Fanny Pack’.
FRANKIE SHAW (WRITER / DIRECTOR SMILF) ON THE SHORTLIST
2018 SUBMISSION DATES
THE SHORTLIST proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.
Submissions are now closed
• Films must be completed on or after January 1, 2017.
• 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.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE RULES AND ENSURE YOUR FILM IS ELIGIBLE BEFORE SUBMITTING TO EACH CATEGORY. SUBMISSION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.