Years running: 36 (since 1986)

Brest European Short Film Festival

European Short Film Festival.


From the four corners of the continent, the Brest European Short Film Festival assembles a selection of 200 artworks that preview the new narrative and aesthetic trends in tomorrow’s film making. In Brest, the short film form brings cultures to light and wins recognition for the viewpoint of young European filmmakers over the present-day.


  • Only fiction films are selected for the european competition, the french competition and the programs brest off;
  • Animation and experimental short films are only accepted for the programs «ovni», «bretagne», «animation" and young audience;
  • The Festival is open to all producers and directors of short-length films, provided the entry is a European production, i.e. produced or coproduced by the following countries: European Union countries, Croatia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;
  • The films must be:
    • video format
    • maximum running time of 30 minutes
    • Copyright 2019 or 2020 and must not have been registered in a previous edition of the Brest Festival.
  • Registration could be found and ll online on the platform shortfilmdepot

Screening Media Type: DCP and HD video  

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Fabienne Wipf - Direction




Official website



Association Côte Ouest
16 rue de l’Harteloire
BP 31 247
29 212 Brest cedex 1

Phone: + 33 (0)2 98 44 03 94 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline for 2019 films
    March 16, 2020
  • Deadline for 2020 films
    June 01, 2020
  • Event dates
    10 — 15 November 2020
Categories & Fees

Films under 30 minutes.

  • Deadline for 2019 films — free
  • Deadline for 2020 films — free

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