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Film Submission 2023

Films can be submitted in the following categories:

  • INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM 
  • SHORT DOCUMENTARY, INTERNATIONAL & NORWEGIAN
  • NORWEGIAN SHORT FILM
  • NORWEGIAN MUSIC VIDEO 

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

– INTERNATIONAL FILMS: 1st FEBRUARY, 2023 (late deadline 15th February)

– NORWEGIAN FILMS: 15th MARCH, 2023

The Norwegian Short Film Festival is an Academy Award® qualifying festival in the following categories:

  • Norwegian Short Film
  • Short Documentary
  • International Short Film
Submission Fees:

Norwegian Short Films – 280 NOK 

International Short Films -200 NOK (late submission 250 NOK)

International Short Documentaries – 200 NOK (late submission 250 NOK)

Norwegian Short Documentaries- is 280 NOK 

Norwegian Music Video – 200 NOK 


Please note the Short Documentary competition consists of both Norwegian and International films, with Norwegian films being eligible for four additional awards.


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Rules & Terms

TO QUALIFY FOR COMPETITION, INTERNATIONAL FILMS MUST BE COMPLETED AFTER 15th FEBRUARY 2022 AND NORWEGIAN FILMS AFTER 15TH MARCH 2022.

Films completed prior to this date risk disqualification.

– Submission deadline for International films: 1st February 2023 (late deadline 15th February, 2023).

– Submission deadline for Norwegian films: 15th March, 2023.

If you have a hybrid film and are unsure where it would fit in, please contact us at submission@kortfilmfestivalen.no.

Short Films must not exceed 35 min running time.

Short Documentary Films must not exceed 40 min running time.

For International submissions: Only completed films are eligible for consideration, works in progress or unfinished films will not be considered.

For Norwegian submissions: The festival might consider a work in progress or an uncompleted film provided it will be locked and ready by 15th of May, 2023.

The criteria for Norwegian entries are that the film’s director or main producer is a Norwegian citizen or permanent resident.

If in doubt, please contact us at submission@kortfilmfestivalen.no

Please make sure you submit in the right category, if not you may risk disqualification and no refunds will be made.

Also make sure you have all the information, credits and technical specifications listed on your film’s page. If selected, this is the information and images we will use online and in the program.

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A pre-selection committee, appointed by the festival for each category, will watch all submissions and make the final selection. We are not able to give feedback on films or reasons for the committee?s decisions.

If selected for competition we require a projection copy or file, which must be delivered or transferred by April 25th, 2023. Standard format is DCP, but we accept other formats to convert.

NOTE: Wraptor-made DCPs are not compatible with our cinema’s servers, and will not be accepted.

For content included on our digital platform, we will also require a high res h264 file.

Selection notifications will be sent to all filmmakers in the beginning of April 2023.

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The films receiving The Golden Chair Award in these categories will be eligible for Oscar® consideration.

THE GOLDEN CHAIR is the highest ranking Grand Jury Award in our four main categories:

– Best Norwegian Short Film

– Best International Short Film

– Best Short Documentary, International or Norwegian

– Best Norwegian Music Video

**TO QUALIFY FOR COMPETITION, INTERNATIONAL FILMS MUST BE COMPLETED AFTER 15th FEBRUARY 2022 AND NORWEGIAN FILMS AFTER 15TH MARCH 2022.**

Films completed prior to this date risk disqualification.

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