About ShortFest

June 16-22, 2020

Schedule at a glance

June 16-22, 2020

Tuesday, June 16 | Film screenings beginOpening Night
Tuesday, June 16-Sunday, June 21 | Film Screenings
Sunday, June 21 | Closing Night
Monday, June 22 | Best of Fest

Film Screenings

When attending a Shortfest screening, you'll view between 4 and 10 short films that have been curated into a themed program, e.g., Sibling Stories or The Things We Do For Love. Q&As with attending filmmakers occur after each program to enhance and broaden your experience.

ShortFest Forum

Each year the festival welcomes a long list of working industry professionals from a variety of disciplines to share their knowledge and practical experience in the ShortFest Forum. These panels, master classes and roundtable discussions cover a wide range of emerging trends and new practices in the global film community.


Our mission is to provide a space for dialogue dedicated to the short film world while promoting industry and filmmaker interaction. We're one of the largest short film markets in the world exclusively set up to promote short films. 

The Market runs concurrently with ShortFest and consists of a video library of 5,300+ titles available for viewing on screening stations, a Forum of panels, workshops, roundtables and one-on-one industry events, and our Marketplace with designated table space for companies looking to engage short form filmmakers.

2020 ShortFest