Celebrating short films, documentary, television and new media worldwide.
The Best Shorts Competition is an excellent venue for short films, short documentaries, television pilots, webisodes, experimental media, animation, educational programs, music videos, and tube length works. As long as your production is 57 minutes or less, it is eligible for entry.
The competition is not a traditional film festival, it is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, members of the creative team and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers worldwide who produce high quality shorts and new media. It promotes the award winners through press releases to over 38,000 filmmakers, industry contacts and media/distribution outlets.
The Best Shorts Competition puts filmmakers first and provides a direct opportunity for recognition and publicity for high quality films and documentaries. It is international in scope and has granted awards to producers in Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. Learn more here