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Submissions

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

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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.

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


2020 Call for Entries now open

Please submit via one of our submissions partners at the links below. 

Please read GSFF’s full Rules & Regulations and FAQs before submitting your film.

Deadlines

REGULAR DEADLINE: Tuesday 8 October 2019
LATE DEADLINE: Tuesday 12 November 2019
NOTIFICATION DATE: Friday 31 January 2020

Awards

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film
International Audience Award

SCOTTISH COMPETITION
Scottish Short Film Award
Scottish Audience Award

Eligibility

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 up to 18 months before the edition of the festival to which the film is submitted. For the 2020 edition, we will only accept works completed after 30 September 2018.

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.

For more information, please read GSFF’s Rules & Regulations and FAQs

Please submit your film via one of our submissions partners. Click on the logos below to submit:


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