The Short Film Show

January 5 – April 30, 2019
Event Date

The Short Film Show, it's a film festival on television.
A weekly show that is broadcast in the UK, USA and China, Showcasing the very best talent from filmmakers around the globe.

Head over to our website for more details.

This is your chance to have your work shown on television.
A weekly programme that will showcase the very best talent from around the world. Winners will be invited to the international Short Film Show awards night. This will also be broadcast on Showcase channel 212 and Freesat channel 161. There are also plans to show the short film show on other networks around the world.

There is a vast array of short films, many of which are award-winning and produced from budgets varying from nothing to £100k plus. They have often been financed through a whole host of means including crowd-funding and involve the creative talents of cast and crew all driven by one thing… passion, a passion to produce something that can be shared and enjoyed with others not just locally but worldwide.

Short films come in all shapes and sizes and their duration can be anything from 30 seconds to 30 minutes involving captivating storylines and superb photography. Some make it the local cinema for audiences of a few hundred before being transferred to platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo. While sitting gathering viral dust on these servers and being buried beneath copious amount of less ambitious efforts, they may have at least pushed their producer’s up another rung on their career ladder.

But short film makers are continually seeking meaningful outlets for their work and we feel this is where The Short Film Show comes in. Upload your work today.

Awards & Prizes
Best Short Film
Best Student short film
Best Extreme Short Under 1:30 Min
Best Fiction / Drama
Best Factual / Documentary
Best Animation & CGI
Best Fantasy / Family
Best Horror / Sci-fi
Best Comedy
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Dialogue
Best Sound
Best production design
Best Editing
Best costume / Wardrobe
Best Original Content
Best Actor
Best Actress

Rules & Terms
Full details of the rules can be found here.
and our privacy policy

Please make sure you have read the rules fully before submitting your work.
Strict copyright guidelines apply and an additional verification of acceptance of the rules will be needed.

Key Points:
you must ensure that you are the owner of the Content and have obtained any permission to use any music, actors, artwork or any other material which is contained within your film.
you are the full and legal owner of all rights. You must own or have licenced any third party content used in your film. in respect of Content submitted by you, you will be liable for any claims brought against us by any third party in respect of any infringement of their intellectual property, for passing off or for any other claims arising directly or indirectly from our use of Content in accordance with the rights granted to us.
Sadly we cant accept films over 25 mins due to commercial advertising breaks.


Films from the Washington Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair