Short Short Story Film Festival ()


04 Sep 2023
Call for entries

16 Oct 2023
Festival closed

26 Nov 2023
Notification date

25 Nov 2023
25 Nov 2023


N/A,  N/A, N/A, N/A, United States

Festival description
Short film festival >2' 6'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >2' 6'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 25 November 2023      Festival end: 25 November 2023

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes.

For 2023, the 16th edition of the festival continues back with live audiences. The festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, with films from across the globe, both live-action and animated.

Two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, both showcase dozens of films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, each with a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.

Each program of the festival, Heartstrings and the Headtrip, has an audience award. Those attending at the various festival screenings select their three favorite films from each program. The films with the highest cumulative total from all screenings is the award winner.

For each of the two programs, a jury panel consisting of guests from our film interview program Spoiler Alert Radio will review and select their favorites.

Submission Requirements

There is no fee to submit a film for consideration.

The length of the film including all credits must be at least 1 minute (1:00:00) and shorter than 6 minutes (5:59:xx).

The film must tell a story; this excludes public service announcements, trailers, music videos, non-narrative experimental pieces, etc.

Whether a piece is truly narrative is at the discretion of the submission review panel.

All genres and styles are considered, including live action and animation, documentary and fiction, drama and comedy, etc.

For 2023, we prefer films completed in 2022 or 2023. Earlier films are ineligible.


None of the following criteria disqualify a film but may count against films in consideration for acceptance:

Films under 2 minutes
Films from 2022
Films available publicly online, played regionally



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