2018 Films

Award-Winning Shorts

These 12 films from around the world have won awards at major film festivals, and are eligible for both an audience and industry prize.

Agua Viva

Directed by Alexa Lim Haas

USA, 2018

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Debris

Directed by Julio O. Ramos

Peru/USA, 2017

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Devi (Goddess)

Directed by Karishma Dev Dube

India, 2017

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Fish Story

Directed by Charlie Lyne

UK, 2017

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Little Potato

Directed by Wes Hurley & Nathan M. Miller

USA, 2017

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Magic Alps

Directed by Andrea Brusa & Marco Scotuzzi

Italy, 2018

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My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes

Directed by Charlie Tyrell

Canada, 2017

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Nevada

Directed by Emily Ann Hoffman

USA, 2017

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Night Shift

Directed by Marshall Tyler

USA, 2017

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The Driver is Red

Directed by Randall Christopher

USA, 2017

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Wave

Directed by Benjamin Cleary & TJ O'Grady Peyton

Ireland, 2018

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Weekends

Directed by Trevor Jimenez

USA, 2017

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Student Shorts

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.

A Place To Stay (American Film Institute)

Directed by Charlie Polinger

USA, 2017

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Labor (University of California, Los Angeles)

Directed by Cecilia Albertini

USA/ITALY, 2018

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Oglesby Park (Northwestern University)

Directed by Troy Lewis

USA, 2018

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One Small Step (University of Southern California)

Directed by Aqsa Altaf

USA, 2017

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Supernova (University of North Carolina School of the Arts)

Directed by Gavin Lankford, Alexsandre C. Kosinski

USA, 2017

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The Goodnight Show (University of Texas)

Directed by Charlie Schwan

USA, 2018

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The Peak (Savannah College of Art and Design)

Directed by Mark Alex Vogt

USA & Hong Kong, 2018

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Z-MAN (Loyola Marymount University)

Directed by David Fortune

USA, 2018

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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.

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Los Angeles, CA, 90064
Tel: 424-248-0662

GENERAL INFORMATION

For General Questions about Submissions and Eligibility
shortlist@thewrap.com

 

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