International Short Film Festival
from Moscow

About the Festival
"Short Shot Fest" is an international short film festival.
"Short Shot Fest" is an opportunity for filmmakers to present their films to the general public, to receive an assessment and review by a professional jury, and to attract the attention of the mass media, movie producers and sponsors. Due to "Short Shot Fest", audiences will be able to get acquainted with interesting works that can not be watched in cinemas, and to discover new names of talented directors, script writers and cameramen. "Short Shot Fest" is a short way to success.
Let's take a shot with shorts!
The birthplace of the festival is Moscow. Our beautiful city, with its impressive and inspiring spirit, makes you fall in love with it.

The "Short Shot Fest" Film Festival is a reflection of the fast-paced life of a modern megacity, in which there is only one step from a plan to implementation.

In the last week of each month, we screen award-winning films in the center of Moscow.
The annual film award ceremony will be held in July 2021 at Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) with a fantastic picturesque view of Moscow.
How is "Short Shot" festival Different?
"Short Shot Fest" gives an opportunity for each filmmaker to find their shortcut to fame and recognition. You won't have to wait for a professional assessment for the whole year: we announce the winners every month.

Sending us your artwork is not sending it to a Black Hole.
We consider each film, each video!
Each director has a chance to introduce himself and his artwork and greet audience through our social media pages!
We know how important an assessment from industry experts is for filmmakers, so each film submitted to the competition will receive a review from a professional panel.

Themes for seasons: 2020/21
The competition programme of the festival is nominally divided into seasons, where each season gets its own specific theme, which should be incorporated into films sent to the competition.

Summer 2020: Restrictions
Autumn 2020: Globalisation
Winter 2020/21: Unlimited
Spring 2021: Rebirth
Summer 2021: Freedom

Art-center "Efir"
Moscow, Nizhniy Susalniy lane, 5/18
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We have checked the venue where Short Shot Fest screening will be held on August, 23.
We are expecting that guests will enjoy our participant's films in comfortable chairs, siping soda or juice, listening to high-quality sound and brilliant picture!

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Assessment categories:

Best Short Film
Best Short Comedy
Best Short Drama
Best Short Horror
Best Short Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Best Narrative
Best Student Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Mini Short
Best Screenlife Short (including vertical)
Best Series (Internet/TV)
Best Fashion Short
Best Commercial

Acceptance of applications begins on the 1st – 4th of each month and ends on the 1st – 4th of the next month.
We combined the films presented in June and July 2020, which will be shown at our first location in August 2020.
EACH submitted film will receive a short review from our panel.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not show films online to the general public! Online viewing is available only to the panel members who select films for official screening.

5-7 days after the application deadline, we publish the Official Selection List and notify the filmmakers by e-mail.
Over the next 5 days, the panel determines the winners in each category.
After that, we publish the list of the winners and notify the filmmakers by e-mail. The lists will be published on our social networks and on our special website:
In the last week of the month we screen the winning films.
Festival Panel
Nikita Chisnikov
Founder & CEO, Award-winning movie and TV producer
Yana Kononova
Co-founder, scriptwriter, critic
Maxim Peshkov
Famous actor and tutor
Vadim Plokhotnikov
Award-winning film director
Elena Pobereznikova, PhD
Award-winning scriptwriter, director, producer
Mikhail Lykov
Award-winning film and TV producer

June/July Official Selection will be published on
August, 5 2020
The Screening of June/July films is scheduled on
August, 23 2020

The annual award ceremony for the BEST films 2020/21 will be held in
July 2021
at Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory)
with a fantastic picturesque view of Moscow

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Moscow, Nizhniy Susalniy lane, 5/18
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