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euro shorts international film festival


Our mission is to showcase innovative and unique stories in independent cinema from around the world.


euro shorts accepts short films of any genre under 45 minutes (including credits) in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Drama, Comedy, Music Videos, Webisodes, Branded Content.

Submission eligibility and format 
– All submissions must have been completed after 1 January 2018 
– Works-in-progress are accepted 

– All non-English films must have English sub-titles

– All films must be submitted via online screener

– Please do NOT send stills or press kits 

– You may enter more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry and pay fee for each film 



Open to filmmakers based in the UK. All genres under 45 minutes (including credits)​


31 May 2019

28 June 2019 

2 August 2019

23 August 2019



Early Deadline

Regular Deadline 

Late Deadline

Extended Deadline





Open to international filmmakers based outside the UK. All genres under 45 minutes (including credits)​




31 May 2019

28 June 2019 

2 August 2019

23 August 2019





Entry fees must be paid online using any major credit card

Entry fees are non-refundable

Entries will not be viewed without entry fee payment

Early Deadline

Regular Deadline 

Late Deadline

Extended Deadline


All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.
Successful submissions will receive a Filmmaker Welcome Pack that will include important information on shipping the DCP or blu-ray to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival. 


If the film is selected for the festival, for all materials sent to and returned from euro shorts c/o theatre venue must be paid by the submitting party. We not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. We will not absorb any fees incurred in customs. All charges must be pre-paid.

For customs purposes, give a value of no more than £10 and label: ‘for cultural purposes only’, 'no commercial value'.


A selected DCP or Blu-ray must be received at our host theatre no later than 10 days prior to its scheduled screening date.

We aspire to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection, nor will fees be refunded in any such case. 

Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of euro shorts. While every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, We reserve the right to make changes at any time for any reason. 

No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection, and no film may be screened in London during the Festival and before its official presentation without the approval of euro shorts.


– Grand Prize

– Best International

– Best Drama

– Best Comedy

– Best Animation

– Best Documentary

– Best Experimental

– Best Music Video

– Best Web Series

If any award category does not meet the standard deemed award worthy by the judges, it’s possible there will be no award given in that category.