About the Festival

Now in its fifth year, The ShortList Film Festival is thrilled to once again bring the very best short films from around the world to your computer or mobile device.  

The ShortList Film Festival is not like most film festivals. We select 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! The 2015 ShortList Audience and Jury winner 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. Twelve of the best award-winning shorts that have premiered as a major festival in the past year will be selected, making this the most highly-competitive film festival of its kind.

All ShortList films will stream and voting will be open from August 9-23 on this site.

They will be highlighted daily in our First Take Newsletter which goes out daily to tens of thousands of subscribers.

Finalists have the opportunity to promote their film to fans and friends who can then vote online.  

Prizes in 2016 include the Audience Prize awarded to the film who receives the most votes online. The Industry Prize is awarded by a distinguished panel of experts in independent film. The Creators League Prize winner is chosen by PepsiCo. All 3 winning films will recieve a $5,000 cash prize. Winners are presented at our live event in Los Angeles, California. 




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