The key point of our project is to establish a communication between the filmmaker and the audience.

Short Movie Club tries to avoid "the best of the best" way but we don't ignore it completely, sure. The festival’s jury awards the best film of every section.

Nevertheless, the festival provides every submitter with an opportunity to show the film, discuss and get feedback in the case of visiting.

Screenings are held at National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Cinema theatre “Pioneer”, Muzeum of Belarussian Cinema, Art-space "Miod".

Our team hopes to create a community, brotherhood of filmmakers to celebrate a spirit of indie cinema together. We accommodate selected participants at cottages in beautiful nature place of Minsk. A community of Minsk cinema enthusiasts is involved to host filmmakers. Also, we compile comments of viewers, cinephiles and experts and send them to filmmakers. The another key point of our project is to establish a communication between the filmmaker and the audience.

The «unpurified cinema» is long term studying we are realizing since 2007.
The project aims to provide building of Cinema-van mobile library amphibia`

Please, read about SMCC history through the link to the festival's website. 


  • Grand-Prix 
  • The best fiction film 
  • The best documentary film 
  • The best animation 
  • The best experimental film
  • The best Belarussian film
  • People's choice award 


  • Films with runtime no longer than 35 minutes are allowed to participate in the festival.
  • There is no limit on how many works one participant can send.
  • The participant that sends application must guarantee observance of copyright on the works sent. All responsibility for copyright observance lies on the contestant. 
  • Each work must have a subtitle file attached separately. The subtitles must be in English and in SRT or SUB format. Use of any other format is allowed only after coordination with the organizing committee. 
  • We don't accept TV-films and films for children. 

To submit film through festival's website

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official website




National Center for Contemporary Arts
Nekrasova, 3
Minsk 220000

Phone: +37529-850-4050

Email: shortmovieclub@gmail.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 15, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    April 19, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    August 29, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    October 09, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    November 16, 2018
  • Notifications
    January 28, 2019
  • Event dates
    22 — 24 February 2019
Categories & Fees

Fiction, documentary, animation and experimental shorts up to 35 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $11
  • Late Deadline — $12
  • Extended Deadline — $15
  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free
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