Short Film Festivals

Your short is complete, what next? It's time to hit the circuit and get it seen. 

BAFTA-Recognised Film Festivals

If your short film is screened or accepted into at least one of the following festivals, it may be eligible for a BAFTA. Aim high!

AFI Docs Film Festival (June)

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival (Nov/Dec)

Angers Premiers Plans (January)

BAFTA Cymru (Award nomination)

BAFTA Scotland (Award nomination)

Berlin International Film Festival (February)

BFI London Film Festival (October)

British Independent Film Awards (Award nomination)

Cambridge Film Festival (September)

Cannes International Film Festival (May)

Chicago International Film Festival (October)

Cork International Film Festival (November)

Edinburgh International Film Festival (June)

Foyle Film Festival (November)

Gothenburg International Film Festival (February)

Hot Docs Canadian Intl Documentary Festival (April/May)

Iris Prize Best Britsh Short Film nominee (November)

Leeds International Film Festival (November)

Locarno Film Festival (August)

BFI London Film Festival (October)

London International Documentary Festival (May/June)

Melbourne International Film Festival (July/August)

Molodist International Film Festival (October)

Raindance Film Festival (October)

Rhode Island International Film Festival (August)

Rotterdam International Film Festival (February)

Sheffield Doc/Fest (June)

Slamdance (January)

Sundance Film Festival (January)

Sydney Film Festival (June)

Tribeca Film Festival (April/May)

Venice Film Festival (September)


Or if your short film is screened or accepted into two or more of the following festivals, it may be eligible for a BAFTA:

Aesthetica Short Film Festival (November)

Aspen Shortsfest (April)

Bilbao Intl Documentary and Short Film Festival (November)

Brest European Short Film Festival (November)

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (February)

Creative England iShorts Funded

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (November)

Flickerfest International Australian Short Film Festival (January)

Glasgow Short Film Festival (March)

Go Short (Netherlands) (April)

Hamburg International Short Film Festival (June)

Film London - London Calling Funded

London Short Film Festival (January)

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (July)

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (May)

Palm Springs International Shortfest (June)

Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival (November)

Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival (November)

SXSW Short Film Program (March)

Tampere International Short Film Festival (March)

Underwire Festival (UK) (November)

Uppsala International Short Film Festival (October)

Winterhur International Short Film Festival (November)


If your film has been screened at a number of festivals that aren't included on either of these lists, it may still be accepted at the discretion of BAFTA's Film Committee.

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