Open Air Short Film Festival ()


12 Jul 2021
Call for entries

01 Jan 2022
Festival closed

01 Jun 2022
Notification date

05 Jun 2022
06 Jun 2022


Kirova, 27,  220000, Minsk, Minsk, Belarus

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 5'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 5'<
English Russian
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Festival start: 05 June 2022      Festival end: 06 June 2022

Open Air Short Film Festival differs from other festivals in its program. The three main criteria for the selection of the films are laconism, exclusivity an diversity.

All the films included in the Festival’s program do not exceed 5 minutes, which is more than enough to to express the director’s idea and build up the sensual connection with the audience. The selected films can be seen only at our festival or at the other film festivals, they are not available online. The films are neither limited by the theme, nor the genre, nor the format, which is the determining factor of the diversity of the Open Air Short Film Festival program.

As the world of cinema is rushing forward faster and faster every year, Open Air Short Film Festival tries to introduce to the audience the novelties of the world of short film cinema, shedding the light on its latest and most interesting trends.

- Grand Prix;
- Best Animated Film;
- Best Experimental Film;
- Best Film;
- The Audience Award.

General Rules
of the Open Air Short Film Festival

The Open Air Sort Film Festival (OASFF) is organized by the team of Film professionals on voluntary basis. Its aim is to present the best films from all over the world to Belarusian and international audience, and to encourage better communication and understanding between people living in different countries and of different cultural backgrounds.

The 6th Open Air Short Film Festival will take place on the 5-6th of June 2022 in Minsk.


The Festival program is divided into the following sections:

2.1. International Competition – for short films (under 5 minutes) from all over the world.


3.1. Only films meeting the following criteria can be presented at the Open Air Sort Film Festival:

a) films which had been completed after January 1, 2019;

b) films which have not been previously shown on the Internet;

c) films no longer than 5 minutes;

d) films which have not been previously submitted to the OASFF.

3.2. Acceptable preview formats:

– Digital file;

– Online screener.

3.3. Acceptable screening formats:

– Digital File;

– DVD.


4.1. The Festival team selects and invites the films to participate in the Festival.

4.2. Films will be accepted for selection only if submitted before the deadline as online screener with English subtitles (if the language of dialogues is not English, Russian or Belarusian) and accompanied by necessary information as listed on the festival website.


The 1st of January 2022 – deadline for submissions of the films;

The 1st of May 2022 – selection results announced to the entrants. Festival inform only the entrants whose films were selected. If you do not receive an invitation from us by notification date, it means that your film has not been selected for the OASFF program;

The 5-6th of June 2022 – Dates of the Festival.


6.1. All films will be screened in their original languages with Russian subtitles, except for films with dialogues in Russian or Belarusian.


7.1. Each film will be screened one time.


8.1. The Juries are appointed by the Festival Team. The decisions of the Juries are taken by open voting with simple majority. Persons who have any connection with films presented in the competition cannot be on the Jury.


There are following awards:

– Grand Prix;

– Best Animated Film

– Best Experimental Film;

– Best Film;

– The Audience Award.


10.1. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of the Festival regulations.

10.2. Once the invitation has been accepted, the invited film cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program.

10.3. Cases not covered by these Regulations will be considered in compliance with the International Regulations.



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