Shanghai Short Film Festival (7)


01 Mar 2021
Call for entries

24 Apr 2021
Early deadline

31 Jul 2021
Standard deadline

30 Oct 2021
Late deadline

30 Oct 2021
Festival closed

02 Nov 2021
Notification date

12 Nov 2021
16 Nov 2021


Zizhi Film Theatre, Tianping Road, Xuhui,  -, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Festival description
Short film festival 60'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 March 2016
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  60'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 12 November 2021      Festival end: 16 November 2021

Shanghai Short Film Festival was founded in 2015.Is an autonomous celebration of cinema with a focus on short films.We recognize entries from around the world and want to celebrate our efforts with filmmakers everywhere.

The Shanghai Short Film Festival is designed for all artists who are interested in creating and working in the film making industry, as well as for film lovers.The festival prides itself on being informative and lively.
We set up 5 sections for the film festival, award ceremony, master class, film exhibition, film theme forum, dinner party.Films that are shortlisted for the Shanghai Short Film Festival will have the chance to participate in larger festivals in China. The festival is open to any type of film up to 50 minutes in length.
Our award-winning filmmakers will receive the recognition they deserve and have a higher success rate on the sometimes grueling festival circuit. Our organization is made up of industry professionals: film producers, independent film consultants, festival organizers, festival programme producers and judges who have been in the business for nearly 20 years and have a passion for independent film.

Our team has evaluated and judged more than 25,000 independent films made by directors and producers just like you do.Many of them are spectacular, and some of them need a bit of tweaking, but they're all magically created by the unwavering spirit of true independent filmmakers.

The Shanghai Short Film Festival prides itself on providing an opportunity for talented directors, producers, writers, actors and crew members from all over the world to learn and showcase their work together in an exciting international environment.

All shortlisted films are eligible to participate in China's larger film festival free of charge, recommended by the organizing committee of the Shanghai Short Film Festival.

All finalists have a laurel badge, as well as a certificate of finalists.

The winning film will receive a luxury trophy, a certificate and Chinese memorabilia.

Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Debut
Best Sound Design
Best Music Soundtrack
Best Animation
Best Student
Best Experimental
Best Documentary
Best Stop Motion
Best Human Rights
Best Fashion
Best Music Video
Jury Special Mention
Jury Award Of Recognition

Awarded films will be announced on our website and our social media page.

General Rules:

All entries must be submitted digitally.

If you are submitting more than one entry, a separate submission is required for each film.

All genre films will be accepted.

The film production may be from the last 5 years.

All films must be under 60 minutes.

Submissions in languages other than Chinese must be subtitled in English.

Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category or different categories.
We will not screen your work online.

Only online submission will be accepted through film festival platforms.

All submissions are final. No refunds are provided.
After a film has been selected and the filmmaker is notified, the film will be listed on the festival website, under official selections.

The official language of the Festival is English.

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Bucharest Short Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time, for any reason. Bucharest Short Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

Films can not be withdrawn from the festival program after being selected.

Each participant is responsible for the content of his/her work and for any possible copyright problems.

The participant owns all rights concerning the usage of his/her work according to the regulations. The Festival Committee has no responsibility to third parties. The Festival Committee has the right to reject films, if the content or technical quality does not correspond to the Festival conditions.

The candidates must respect the following rules:

Each entry will be accompanied by non-refundable fees.

The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

Any Film, selected or not selected, will be a decision of selection panel which is final and accepted by all.

The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all.

By Submitting the film, you agree to our GENERAL AGREEMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN Bucharest Short Film Festival and that you have read our Rules and Regulations.


The sender of the submitted film is responsible for all copyrights. He is legally authorized to enter his film in the festival and, if selected for the festival, authorized to give screening permission.

Filmmaker agrees that film entered into the festival may be selected for screening at the Festival, and that fragments of the film might be also presented through mass media, in association with the promotional campaigns of the Festival.

The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and the exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights, including but not limited to music, images, and content.

If selected for the festival the applicant acknowledges and agrees that an exhibition quality digital screening file must be made available for screening by the Date of Event.

The film, including all copyrights, remains the property of the author.

If screenings or information are inaccurate or flawed, the organizer is only liable in case of gross negligence.

The applicant has to read and accept the regulations and guidelines for participation.



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