European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux


Years running: 26 (since 1997)

European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux

European Short Film Festival.


The European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux aims at promoting the short film format to the Région Aquitaine audience. It eases the access to cinema for all generations, young people and elderly included. It helps directors coming from the whole Europe to be discovered, and is a good way to meet and appreciate cultural differences.

This is somehow a springboard amidst the film industry thanks to the jury influence, no matter if the participants are mere enthusiasts or professionals.


The best short films of the screened selection.

Four prizes will be given during the festival. Two from a jury composed by professionals from the film industry, and two from the audience, thanks to questionnaires collected after the screenings. Exceptionally, another prize and a special mention can be attributed to a short-film, with or without financial or material rewards.


  • Participation to the festival is opened to European short films (under 25 minutes) directed after January the 1st, 2019.

Documents and Other Requisite Items:

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail.

The directors must be present or have someone to be present for them when the prizes will be given.

Subtitles language: french

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



Festival Européen du Court-Métrage de Bordeaux
Association Extérieur Nuit
Domaine de Raba
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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    August 15, 2021
  • Deadline
    January 24, 2022
  • Notifications
    March 25, 2022
  • Event Dates
    24 — 25 March 2022
Categories & Fees

The short film length shall not exceed 25 minutes, credits included. The form of the short film is free. It can be a work of fiction, a documentary, a video clip, an experimental film, etc.

  • Deadline — free
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