ghent international short film festival

Ghent International Short Film Festival recognizes the important role short films have in cinema, storytelling, and culture. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. The Ghent International Short Film Festival is a new annual event that aims to screen up to 100 short films.

We are open to all genres, including narrative, documentary, animated, underground, experimental films and music videos. For our 90 minute special 'Kids Proof' screening we're also in search for innovative films that are suitable for kids between 8 and 12 years old (could be animated, documentary, live action, experimental).

Connecting industry and audiences, the festival celebrates the creativity, diversity and impact of short film. There will be unmissable evening screenings where audiences can watch the best new short films from upcoming talent, and opportunities to network with the industry. So whether you are a filmmaker looking to launch or develop your career, an industry professional wanting to stay ahead of the game or a film lover wanting to soak up the festival atmosphere by watching great films, the Ghent International Short Film Festival is the place to be. 

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The Ghent International Short Film Festival is a new festival, but comes well connected. The organization behind the festival already runs the world famous Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival which originated in 1994 and Europe's most obscure film festival Obskuur (since 2020). Through its partnership with The Bigger Screen it offers great networking opportunities with established film festivals such as the Boston Short Film Festival, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Venice Film Week, to name a few.