Submit a Film
Submitting to the 2024 European Short Film Festival
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• ESFF 2024 will take place from June 20 to 24.
EFF is especially interested in films by first and second time filmmakers whose movies represent the best in low-budget filmmaking.
• EFF accepts only online digital submissions, not discs in the mail.
• EFF regards a short film as 40 minutes or less in length.
THE SUBMISSION PROCESS
There are four submissions deadlines:
Early – 9 February, 2024
Regular – 15 March, 2024
Late – 19 April, 2024
These are deadlines and reflect the date by which you must provide us with a online screener your submission. The submission fee is non-refundable.
Selected films will be notified no later than June 4, 2024.
EFF accepts films and awards prizes in the following categories:
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Our programmers will consider rough cuts and will judge the film accordingly. When submitting a rough cut, please provide details of the elements of your film still to be completed.
If your film contains non-English dialogue, we require that you include on-screen subtitles. If your film is mostly in English and you are intentionally leaving out subtitles for non-English dialogue, you do not need to provide on-screen subtitles.
All submissions will be informed of our Official Selection by October 21, 2020 and our Screening Guidelines will be sent to you selected filmmakers.
Submission fees for shorts & music videos:
€25 Early; €30 Regular; €35 Late;