International Film Competition

We are 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.
Deadline for submission is 15th of February 2019.

Only completed films will be eligible for selection. Works in progress or unfinished films will not be considered. The film must be completed after 15th of February 2018.

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

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 proof read 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, stills, 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 we accept other formats to 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 in the beginning of April 2019. If selected, we require a screening copy of the film handed in or file transferred by April 17th.

Submission fee is NOK 100,- (approx. 10 Euro/ 12 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
THE NORWEGIAN FILM WORKER’S ASSOCIATIONS TECHNICAL AWARD
THE NORWEGIAN FILM CRITICS’ AWARD