Join the most innovative storytellers of today and submit your film for consideration on Short of the Week.

After years of watching thousands of online shorts, we've found that all great shorts share four qualities: relevant, unique, emotional, and entertaining. It can be fun or disturbing, but something about the film compels you to watch it through to the end. Quite simply, we look for greatness. 

Submit your film for consideration on Short of the Week. If you'd like to receive personal feedback with your submission from a member of our team of top curators, please submit to Submission + Feedback


For details on the submission process, what to expect, what we look for, and other common questions, please review our Submission Guidelines.


  • Length—Films need to be 40 minutes or less. We prefer most films sit on the shorter end of that spectrum—the average film we feature is 10 minutes. The longer your film (over 15 minutes), the tougher judges we tend to be.
  • Premiere Status—No premiere status is required, however, we give preference to films that haven’t yet premiered online. So, don’t wait to submit your film.
  • Rights—We require films to have all necessary rights and releases secured for us to feature them. Yes, this includes music.
  • Free to View—We only select films that are free for audiences.

Refund Policy

Unfortunately we cannot refund a submission fee once you’ve submitted your film. Please make absolutely sure you want to submit your film before doing so.

As with other festivals, your fee is paid for your film to be considered. By no means does submitting your film guarantee that your film will be accepted for Short of the Week. If your film is not accepted, your submission fee is not refunded.