Years running: 4 (since 2018)

Yerevan Short Film Festival

International film festival.


The Yerevan Short Film Festival chooses short films in the International and National Competition.

Each film invited to be a part of the Official Selection by the Yerevan Short Film Festival will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The spirit of the Yerevan international Short Film Festival is one of friendship and universal cooperation. Its aim is to build the platform for screening world’s best short films and support film industry of Armenia.

The festival pays for the participant of the competitive program accommodation and meals.


  • Grand Prix for The Best Film
  • Award named after Albert Mkrtchyan for the best short film
  • Award for the Best Director
  • Jury's Special Prize
  • Award for the Best Screenplay
  • Award for the Best Actress
  • Award for the Best Actor
  • Award for the Best Cinematography
  • Award for the best artistic achievement
  • Audience Award
  • Special awards from the sponsors and partners of the Festival


Only films that meet the following requirements will be chosen into the Official Selection:

  • Films From All Over the world are eligible to apply
  • Films that have been produced in the 24 months prior the Festival.
  • Films that have not been exhibited on the Internet or Television.
  • Films that do not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits.
  • Only short fiction films
  • Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program during the event.
  • The Yerevan International Short Film Festival designates three members of the Jury for the all competitions, as well as the President of the Festival.
  • No person having taken part in the production or exploitation of a film in competition may be a member of the Jury.

Film language: Original. 

Subtitles language: English. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival Director: Guzh Tadevosyan




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    February 12, 2020
  • Deadline
    August 31, 2020
  • Notifications
    September 10, 2020
  • Event dates
    9 — 13 October 2020
Categories & Fees

International competition

  • Deadline — $4

Films from Armenia

  • Deadline — free

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