Best Shortfilm festivals

Short films are a great way to kickstart ones filmmaking career. Shortfilm festivals still remain the best option for young short filmmakers to get their work seen by the world at large. It will expose filmmakers to a diverse set of audiences and their opinions. Shortfilm festivals are the best place for young filmmakers to get feedback and improve oneself.

There are hundred’s of festivals around the world and it requires immense hard work from a filmmaker to decide where to send his/her short film. We have short-listed some of the best short film festivals from around the world that every filmmaker with a short film must know of. Remember there are other festivals which accept both feature and short films that we’ve not included here. These are festivals that accept only short films. These festivals are not arranged in any order. Some of them are currently open for submissions. Do check and submit your films.

1. Chicago International Film Festival

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2. Curtacinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival

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3. Cork Film Festival

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4. Festival Del Film Locarno

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5. Encounters Short And Animation Film Festival

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6. Foyle Film Festival

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7. HollyShorts Film Festival

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8. Montreal Film Festival

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9. Miami Short Film Festival

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10. THESS International Short Film Festival

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11. Toronto International Film Festival

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12. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

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13. Palm Springs International Short Fest

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14. Leuven International Short Film Festival

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15. Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

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16. Kerry Film Festival

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17. Aspen Shorts Fest

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18. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

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19. Hamburg International Film Festival

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