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The GSFF programme is comprised primarily of submitted films. Our programming team eagerly trawls through 1,600+ submissions each year to showcase the most exciting work from around the world. 

Submissions for the 2018 Glasgow Short Film Festival are now open. Please submit via one of our submission partners Reelport, FilmFreeway and Festhome - click the buttons at the bottom of this page.


Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film
International Audience Award

Scottish Short Film Award
Scottish Audience Award


Glasgow Short Film Festival is a BAFTA-qualifying event. All British films screened at GSFF automatically become eligible for BAFTA Short Film or Short Animation Award consideration, as long as they meet other eligibility criteria.

Submission deadlines and fees

Regular deadline: Monday 9 October (€12)

Late deadline: Monday 13 November (€18)

A 50% discount is available for multiple submissions. Please request discount codes before submitting by contacting


GSFF welcomes all forms and genres - our competition programmes combine fiction, documentary, animation and experimental/artists’ moving image.

GSFF accepts works up to 50 minutes in length.

GSFF accepts works completed after 30 September 2016.

GSFF has no premiere status rule, and accepts works that are available online.

A film is considered eligible for the Scottish competition if at least two of the following key positions - director, writer, producer - are filled by people resident in Scotland.

Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

We will not consider films that have been previously submitted to GSFF and declined.

Before submitting your film, please read GSFF’s full Rules & Regulations and our FAQs. If you have any unanswered queries please contact

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