International Shorts Film Festival (Washington DC, USA) (6)



16 Feb 2020
Call for entries

31 Jul 2020
Standard deadline

31 Mar 2021
Late deadline

31 Mar 2021
Final deadline


31 May 2021
Notification date

30 Jun 2021
30 Jun 2021


PO BOX 1366,  21041, Ellicott City, MD, United States

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
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Festival start: 30 June 2021      Festival end: 30 June 2021

International Shorts is a year round film festival which screens selected movies at the end of each season (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). Best of the Festival films will be screened on January 30, 2021 at Angelika Theater, Union Market, Washington DC

All selected films for each year will be eligible for Awards for:

Best Short Film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Climax
Best Animated Short
Best Narrative Short
Best Short of the Season (4 Awards)

Genre: Comedy, Drama and Animations are welcome to submit.

Time: We screen films from 30 seconds to up to 20 minutes (including all credits)

Completion Date: Films must have been completed after January 1, 2019

Language: All non-English language films must have English subtitles

Deadline: Early Bird February 28, Spring April 15, Summer May 30, Not too late July 15, Late August 30

Online Screener: We accept only Online submissions

For subtitles for official selections, SRT files are not accepted. We would request you to hardcode english subtitles

Directors of selected films will be invited for a recorded skype interview to be played at the Festival (not required, but highly recommended)

For submissions made by distributors, please make sure that you have the right to screen your film at this festival as we do not pay screening fees



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