Brussels Short Film Festival


Years running: 27 (since 1998)

Brussels Short Film Festival

International short fiction and animation film festival.


This festival is an exhibition intended for lovers of cinema, both audience and professionals. It's purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.

There are 3 competitions : 


International Competition:

  • «Grand Prix»: €3500
  • Special Jury Prize : €1000
  • Best actress Prize: €1000
  • Best actor Prize: €1000
  • Audience Prize: €1500

+ acquisition of the film for TV channels.


  • Films have to not exceed 30 minutes in length. All genres are accepted
  • Films have to be produced (or the 1st public exhibition) after November 1, 2022
  • Films may not have already been submitted to the selection committee

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Complete the online submission and upload the film to Reelport, Short Film Depot or Festhome.
  • Attach one still of the film which can be used in any publication, a photo of the director.

Films submitted to selections for the competitions will automatically be indexed in the market catalogue and viewable by professionals attending the market.

Extracts of the selected films (limited to 15% of the length) may be broadcast on TV channels and on the Internet for publicity purposes. In this case, a Beta copy of the film may be required by the Festival and will be returned later.

In case of loss or deterioration of a hard drive during the festival, the festival’s responsibility is only committed to replace a hard drive with a value inferior or equivalent to 50€. 

Selected films directors will receive an accreditation for the Festival. This accreditation may not be used by a third party.

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type: DCP or mp4. 

Audio language: any

Subtitles language: English or French

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



asbl. Un Soir…Un Grain
Avenue Maurice, 1
1050 Brussels

Phone: +32 2 248 08 72


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    July 14, 2023
  • Earlybird Deadline
    July 17, 2023
  • Regular Deadline
    December 03, 2023
  • Late Deadline
    January 08, 2024
  • Extended Deadline
    January 08, 2024
  • Notifications
    March 21, 2024
  • Event Dates
    24 April — 4 May 2024
Categories & Fees

Films under 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €8
  • Regular Deadline — €10
  • Extended Deadline — €14
  • Late Deadline — €12
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