IMDbPro Short Film Competition

2018 Winner MOTHER by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

The Festival will accept submissions for the IMDbPro Short Film Competition from May 1 – September 28, 2018.

The IMDbPro Short Film Competition features a cash prize of $5,000. The following category rules will apply:

    1. World premiere must have occurred no earlier than January 1, 2018
    2. Maximum running time is 30 minutes.
    3. There is no specific premiere requirement for this category, and films that are available online are eligible to submit and compete for the award, so long as they are in compliance with rules (1) and (2).  However, the Festival will give programming preference to World, North American and US Premieres and all things being equal, will often opt to program films that have a premiere status available, or are not yet available online.
    4. Exhibition format must be delivered on DCP, or Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE, or 360° Video (Gear VR / Google Cardboard) for Virtual Reality projects.


Friday, June 29, 2018 | Early Deadline | $45.00 (Shorts)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Regular Deadline | $55.00 (Shorts)

Friday, August 31, 2018 | Late Deadline | $65.00 (Shorts)

Friday, September 28, 2018 | Extended Deadline | $100.00


Shorts Competition Recent Past Winners

2018 | MOTHER by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

2017 | THE HEAD VANISHES by Frank Dion

2016 | THE MAN OF MY LIFE by Melanie Delloye

2015 | YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY by Jonas Capignano

2014 | A BIG DEAL by Yoyo Yao

2013 | ANNA AND JEROME by Mélanie Delloye