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Submissions

The GSFF competitions, and other elements of the festival programme, are comprised primarily of submitted films. Our programming team eagerly trawls through thousands of submissions each year to showcase the most exciting work from around the world. 

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Glasgow Short Film Festival is a BAFTA-qualifying event. All British films screened at GSFF automatically become eligible for BAFTA Short Film or Short Animation Award consideration, as long as they meet other eligibility criteria.

Glasgow Short Film Festival is a British Independent Film Awards-qualifying event. All British films screened at GSFF automatically become eligible for BIFA Best British Short Film Award consideration, as long as they meet other eligibility criteria.


2020 Call for Entries is now closed. 

NOTIFICATION DATE: Friday 31 January 2020

The 2021 Call for Entries will open in June 2020.

Awards

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film
International Audience Award

SCOTTISH COMPETITION
Scottish Short Film Award
Scottish Audience Award

Eligibility

GSFF welcomes all forms and genres - our competition programmes combine fiction, documentary, animation and experimental/artists’ moving image.

GSFF accepts works up to 50 minutes in length.

GSFF accepts works completed up to 18 months before the edition of the festival to which the film is submitted. 

GSFF has no premiere status rule, and accepts works that are available online.

A film is considered eligible for the Scottish competition if at least two of the following key positions - director, writer, producer - are filled by people resident in Scotland.

Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

We do not consider films that have been previously submitted to GSFF and declined.

For more information, please read GSFF’s Rules & Regulations and FAQs

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