Next Generation


Years running: 10 (since 2013)

Next Generation

National & International Student Films Competitions.


Organised as a part of the Brussels Short Film Festival, the “Next Generation” Festival is an exhibition intended for lovers of cinema, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate student short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.


Many prizes will be assigned for the Next Generation Competition for a value of 9000€, including broadcasting rights on TV channels. 


  • Films have to be produced by students attending a film school;
  • Films have to be produced (or the 1st public exhibition) after November 1, 2020.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Download video via Internet, using Short Film Depot or Festhome.
  • Attached files: оne still of the film which can be used in any publication and a photo of the director.

A Short Film Market is organized during the Festival. Films submitted to selections for our competitions will automatically be indexed in the market catalogue and viewable by professionals attending the market. 

Extracts of the selected films may be broadcast on TV channels and on the internet in the context of divulging information regarding the Festival. In this case, a Beta copy of the film may be required by the Festival and will be returned later.

During the next festival, the winner films could be shown one time during a free screening under the marquee.

Selection Media Type: DVD, online

Screening Media Type: MP4 or DCP. 

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english and/or french

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    July 02, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Standart Deadline
    December 15, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    January 23, 2022
  • Notifications
    March 21, 2022
  • Event Dates
    20 — 30 April 2022
Categories & Fees

Films have to not exceed 30 minutes in length, all genres are accepted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €7
  • Standart Deadline — €8
  • Late Deadline — €11

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