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.

-Ship: A Visual Poem

Directed by Terrance Daye

USA, 2019

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Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa

Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Mike Attie

USA, 2019

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Broken Orchestra

Directed by Charlie Tyrell

USA, 2019

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Cosmic Fling

Directed by Jonathan Langager

USA, 2020

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Girl In The Hallway

Directed by Valerie Barnhart

Canada, 2018

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How To Make A Rainbow

Directed by Ryan Maxey

USA, 2019

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No More Wings

Directed by Abraham Adeyemi

United Kingdom, 2019

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Sticker

Directed by Georgi M. Unkovski

Macedonia, 2020

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Directed by Keisha Rae Witherspoon

USA, 2019

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The Clinic

Directed by Elivia Shaw

USA, 2018

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The Devil’s Harmony

Directed by Dylan Holmes Williams

United Kingdom, 2019

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White Eye

Directed by Tomer Shushan

Israel, 2019

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Student Shorts

These 4 shorts were selected by some of the top film schools in the country to represent The ShortList's student film category. They are eligible for an audience award, based on your votes.

Drifting (UCLA)

Directed by Hanxiong Bo

China & USA, 2019

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Ghazaal (Chapman)

Directed by Ragini Bhasin

USA, 2019

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Kindred Kings (UNCSA)

Directed by Trey Gray

USA, 2020

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Welcome Back (USC)

Directed by Tiffany Kontoyiannis

Ecuador & USA, 2019

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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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Contact Us

ShortList Film Festival

2260 S. Centinela Ave, Suite 150,
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
Tel: 424-248-0662

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

 

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