Celebrating Short Films, Television and New Media Worldwide.
Our Mission is to Promote Filmmakers!
Film – Television – New Media
***Call for Entries***
Deadline: September 5, 2014
The Best Shorts Competition is unique in the industry! Attracting both powerhouse companies and talented new filmmakers, it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their work in this prestigious competition. Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, members of the creative team and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers worldwide who produce high quality shorts. Best Shorts promotes the award winner films through press releases to over 43,000 filmmakers, industry contacts and media/distribution outlets.
Our talented filmmakers have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys & Tellys.
The Best Shorts invites entries from filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators who produce fresh, standout productions.
It is an excellent venue for new and experimental media, television pilot programs, documentaries, animation, educational programs, remixes & mashups, movie trailers, music videos, web series and tube length works. As long as your clip is 57 minutes or less, it is eligible for entry.
Best Shorts receives entries from all over the world: Australia, Bahrain, Bali, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
Honors and Laurels
Best of Show honors are granted to the highest scoring production. The winning film is highlighted on the Best Shorts website and the winner is given the beautiful Best Shorts statuette. This 24-carat gold plated statuette (a $375 value) is made by the same people that make the Oscar!
Outstanding and high-quality films are presented with Award of Excellence honors. Award of Merit are given to films demonstrating good film craft and storytelling.
The Best Shorts also has a social conscience. Each year one outstanding production is awarded our prestigious Humanitarian Award. The award is given to the best production highlighting social justice, humanitarian causes or environmental issues. The winner also receives a free statuette.
The Best Shorts Competition website is all new! Surf over to the site and have a look around. We have also made it easier than ever to enter the competition! Check out our new all-in-one online entry form that makes entering easier than ever! Our one stop submission portal is soup to nuts. You can enter your film in as many categories as you like for even more exposure. We know you are busy so we have made the process quick and painless! Enter today!