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    How we were born

    ShortOn Film Festival is born out of a desire to create a film festival where short films can be professionally appreciated and awarded. We believe quality film-making should be celebrated and awarded.

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    We are an actual competition

    We are an actual competition for true filmmakers and artists and great goals stand behind our intentions to start the awards platform on our first edition. Merely submitting a movie or a few for consideration to ShortOn Film Festival will not guarantee a nomination, let alone an award. Please submit your movie with confidence knowing it will be treated with the great respect and attention. We not only watch every single submission, we critically and professionally examine it.

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    What we are looking for

    What we are eager to see is films and works of art made with magnificent understanding of the seventh art (cinema) and a marvelous approach to modern storytelling. We will dance on the ground you break for sure and review your works with great pride and glory.

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    Who has a chance

    Please note each submission from amateur films to professionally made films, traditional or modern films, children or adult films, even works by young artists, have a great chance in our festival and we're most eager to watch, review and select them. All you have to do is trust yourself to be watched, heard and recognized! ShortOn Film Festival is surely your place! Don't miss your chance!

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    We are accepting submissions for 16 categories

    We are accepting submissions for 3 categories and are open to all languages, as long as films in a language other than English are subtitled in English.To read more about categories, please refer to rules and regulations.

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    Selection, Nominees, Winners

    The festival will select 10 short films in each category. All the selected films will receive certificate of participation. The jury members will select ONLY one film as a winner in each category, and the award will not be shared. The jury members may choose to honor two films in each category with Honorable Mentions. The winner in each category receive the Certificate of Prize and the engraved Crystal Award of the festival in beautiful special box.

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    Notification Date

    The notification date is November 1, 2019.