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Go Short

International Short Film Festival Nijmegen.

About

Go Short is the only Dutch festival exclusively for short film. In five days, 300 short films are screened and film professionals from all over Europe gather in Nijmegen, the oldest city of the country. Established in 2008 Go Short shows a wide variation of short films, most of them made by young, talented filmmakers from all over Europe.

The festival’s main program contains national, international, student and online competitions (containing fiction, animation, documentary and art film). The student competition, Breaking Shorts, is selected by the student film platform Breaking Ground. Go Short also presents focus programs and out of competition programs.

Awards

Decided by a jury:

  • European Competition: Go Short Award for Best European Short Fiction,
  • European Competition: Go Short Award for Best European Short Documentary,
  • European Competition: Go Short Award for Best European Short Animation,
  • European Competition: Go Short Award for Best European Short Art Film,
  • Dutch Competition: Go Short Award for Best Dutch Short Film,
  • Breaking Shorts: Student Competition: Go Short Encouragement Award for Best Student Film,
  • Youth Competition: Go Short Youth Award.

Decided by the audience:

  • All films in competition: Audience Award.

Rules

Films are eligible for Go Short competitions if:

  • The film is not longer than 30 minutes,
  • The film is produced in Europe, its director or producer is European or a European country mainly financed the film,
  • The film is finished after 1 December, 2016.

Requested materials for entry:

  • A completed online entry form. A printed version is not required,
  • A Vimeo link to the film with the download option enabled. The link and download option have to stay active till February 2018.

Please note: there is no additional documentation required for the entry. Please do not send any additional press sheets or documentation.

The costs of transport of all videos and film prints (both from the EU as well as from outside the EU) to the festival office are the responsibility of the applicant. Go Short will pay for the return of the print to the destination of choice. The festival will take care of the custom clearance costs of films  at  the  airport  for  both  importation  and  exportation,  and  will  pay  for  shipment  from Nijmegen to the next arrival airport. Please bear in mind that the consignee is responsible for the re-importation charges in the country of arrival.

Insurance  for  the shipping of  films and videos  to and  from  the Netherlands  is entirely  the responsibility of the participants.

Screening Media Type: DCP is the preferred

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Anneke Smelik, President

European Competition Jury: Jing Haase, Max Hattler, Pien Houthoff, Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet, Danyael Sugawara.

Breaking Shorts & Dutch Competition Jury: Marie Stroud, John Canciani, Dean Kotiga, Yvonne van Ulden, Constant van Panhuys.

Documents

Place

Netherlands
Nijmegen

Official website

goshort.nl

Contacts

Office:
Tweede Walstraat 18a
6511 LV Nijmegen​ 

Mailing address:
Postbus 1449
6501 BK Nijmegen

Telephone: +31(0)246 636 789

Email: info@goshort.nl

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline for films completed between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017
    September 01, 2017
  • Deadline for films completed on or after 1 June 2017
    November 25, 2017
  • Deadline for films that have been completed in November or December 2017 or are still work in progress.
    December 22, 2017
  • Event dates
    11 — 15 April 2018
Categories & Fees

European Short Documentary (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline for films completed between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films completed on or after 1 June 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films that have been completed in November or December 2017 or are still work in progress. — €7

European Short Animation (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline for films completed between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films completed on or after 1 June 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films that have been completed in November or December 2017 or are still work in progress. — €7

European Short Fiction (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline for films completed between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films completed on or after 1 June 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films that have been completed in November or December 2017 or are still work in progress. — €7

European Short Art Film (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline for films completed between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films completed on or after 1 June 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films that have been completed in November or December 2017 or are still work in progress. — €7

Dutch Short Film (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline for films completed between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films completed on or after 1 June 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films that have been completed in November or December 2017 or are still work in progress. — €7

Student Film (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline for films completed between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films completed on or after 1 June 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films that have been completed in November or December 2017 or are still work in progress. — €7

Youth Competition (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline for films completed between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films completed on or after 1 June 2017 — €7
  • Deadline for films that have been completed in November or December 2017 or are still work in progress. — €7
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