Super Shorts International Film Festival

Super Shorts International Film Festival
Ealing Film Studios
Ealing Green
W5 5EP
London, United Kingdom


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Festival Overview

"The world's best new shorts" Metro newspaper

Our mission is to champion the art of short films and the talent of short filmmakers. We pride ourselves in finding and screening the best shorts from all over the globe.

Super Shorts 2011 is an Environmentally Friendly Film Festival that supports a paperless system of submission.

"The world's best new shorts" Metro newspaper

Super Shorts International Film Festival is back and this year will be better than ever.

Super Shorts has awarded over £15,000 ($23,000) in cash and £20,000 ($30,000) worth of prizes to talented filmmakers and scriptwriters.

In the last eight years we've shown over 1,000 incredible short films, from slick 35mm shorts to weird and wonderful experimental films. We've held over 120 events, including seminars, panel discussions, workshops and our legendary Flash Funding where filmmakers get to pitch ideas and walk away with funding the same day!

The 2011 Jury is still being finalised and we hope to announce some very exciting names soon.

This year we have more awards to give away and are still offering a cash prize for our Best Short and Best Script competitions.

However, there will be category specific awards available which will be announced shortly.




Short Film Competition

Short Film Competition
The Short Film Competition is the centrepiece of the Super Shorts Festival. Shortlisted films are screened in Central London.

All films under 20 minutes are eligible, including live action, documentary and animation.

The shortlisted films are viewed by the Festival Jury and winners are picked for the following awards;

* Grand Prix - £1,000 cash prize (currently around $1,500 / €1,200)
* Script Competition - £500 cash prize (currently around $850 / €570)
* Best Direction
* Best Editing
* Best Music
* Best Cinematography
* Best Comedy
* Best Drama
* Best Documentary

The winner of each category is awarded a trophy.

Short Scriptwriting Competition
The scripts will be shortlisted and the top ten scripts will be shown to our Festival Jury.

Submitted scripts will remain private at all times and will only be read by our shortlisted team or Festival Jury. Everyone involved with reading scripts will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to ensure your script remains protected.

To keep in theme with our Environmentally supportive film festival we ask that ALL scripts are sent to us in a digital format.
Short Script Competition
Open to all scripts under 20 pages of any genre and with a top prize of £500 cash. All shortlisted scripts will receive feedback and as our Festival Jury will be made up of industry professionals we hope that this competition will be useful in getting your script read by more people. Submitted scripts will remain private at all times everyone involved will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to ensure your script remains protected.


Open to the public


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Recent Festival News News
13th Jul 2010 Super Shorts International Film Festival 2011  
Known festival contacts Contacts
Torsten Elster
Festival Director
Torsten Elster
Festival Producer
Torsten Elster
Primary contact