Many filmmakers specializing in short film present their features at international and local festivals, where the films get exposure to the general public or industry insiders.

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The 48 Hour Film Project
Competition focusing on the production of short movies in just two days. How to enter, news, frequently asked questions, and tour schedule.
72 Film Fest
Annual event held in Frederick, Maryland that gives 72 hours to complete a project. Overview, FAQ, and past winners.
Betting on Shorts
Annual competition with screenings in many European countries. Background information, rules, past winners, news, organizers, and FAQ.
Coney Island Short Film Festival
A late-summer film festival at the "Sideshows by the Seashore" in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Annual international competition for films not exceeding 30 minutes in length. History, rules, submission information, past winners, schedule, news, overview of awards, sponsor listing, and press links. Berlin, Germany.
International short film festival.
A competition for films with running time under 90 seconds. Entry details, mailing list, prizes, judges, tips, past winners, and links.
Digital Gun Awards
An annual moviemaking challenge where participants are given 2 days to plan, 12 hours to shoot and 2 days to edit a 25-minute film.
Disposable Film Festival
Showcases films under 10 minutes made on non-professional devices. Submission guidelines, videos, weblog, sponsors, and press. Screenings worldwide.
International short film festival based in Évora, Portugal. Regulations, submission details, and contact information.
Online event annually short-lists 25 one-minute films and selects a winner. Information, films, jury, entry guidelines, news, and weblog.
International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand
Overview, film details and downloads, news, resource centre, and links.
International Short Film Festival Winterthur
Program, entry details, history, general information, media, and links.
Leuven Kort Short Film Festival
Flemish and European short film competition. Background information and entry forms.
Light Plays Tricks Short Film Festival
A film, video, and new media festival screening innovative, provocative, guerilla and just plain silly works from international artists.
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Features program, news and contact information.
Traveling festival with screenings in public spaces throughout Europe. Mission statement, trailers and information from past festivals, upcoming events, press, and submission details.
Newtown Flicks
Annual event showcasing local talent. Entry forms, judges, and past winners. Newtown, NSW, Australia.
Competition for films made in or about Scotland. Overview, entry information, and links.
The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival
A competition for seven-minute-long films shot in-camera during a period of 24 hours or less, based in Boulder, Colorado. Purpose, submission details, news, sponsors, and links.
Short Shorts Lounge
A Japanese-born film festival showcased worldwide. Submission details, staff, background information and history, volunteering, sponsors, and links.
São Paulo International Short Film Festival
The São Paulo International Short Film Festival is an international meeting place for the exchange of cultural, political and financial experiences.
Held at various Australian venues on one night in February each year. History and background, entry forms, filmmakers, news, judges, media, sponsors, and past festival information.
Très Court
International competition for films no longer than 3 minutes with screenings worldwide. General information, submission information, prizes, and resources.

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