Submissions are now closed.

International Film Competition

We are now open for submission to The International Competition Program. There are two categories for international submission: short fiction film and short documentary film:

Short fiction film: Is to be no longer than 35 minutes. This category is for international selected films only. The selected films will compete for the GOLDEN CHAIR for best International Short Film

Short documentary film: Is to be no longer than 40 minutes. This category will be a mix of Norwegian and international selected films. The selected films will compete for the GOLDEN CHAIR for best Short Documentary Film.

If you have a short doc hybrid and are unsure where you fit in, please contact us at short@shortfilm.no.

Only completed films will be allegeable for selection. Work in progress or unfinished films will not be considered. The film must be completed after the 15th of February 2017.

The deadline for submission was the 15th of February 2018, it is now closed.

A pre-comitee for each category, appointed by the festival, will evaluate the films and make a selection. We are not able to give feedback on films or reasons for the committee’s decisions, so please refrain from asking this.

Before you submit, please have all the information you feel you need ready, as you are unable to save the form and start again, should you need to. Please have a proper synopsis ready that you have proofread and feel captures the essence of your film. If selected, this will be online and in the program. Other types of information to have ready is director and producer’s info, length of film, format, year of production and other crew.

Your submission should have a screener link (Vimeo, Youtube, or other online platforms not needing a log in). If you are selected for competition we require a copy for screening in the theater in Grimstad, Norway. Standard format is DCP, but also accept other formats that we ourselves convert. Further information about this will be in our acceptance letter if your film is selected. The letters for Accepted and Declined will be sent out April 3rd 2018. If selected, we require a screening copy of the film in our hands by April 21st.

Submission fee is NOK 150,- (aprox. 15 Euro/20 USD). Direct payment when submitting with Visa/Mastercard.

AWARDS:

GOLDEN CHAIR for best Norwegian Short Film
GOLDEN CHAIR for best Short Documentary Film
GOLDEN CHAIR for best International Short Film
GOLDEN CHAIR for best Norwegian Music Video
TERJE VIGEN-AWARD
AUST AGDER FYLKESKOMMUNES YOUTH AWARD
The Hourglass
NORSK FILMFORBUNDS FAGPRIS
Film critics award