Submit your film to the Norwegian Short Film Festival 2021!

Submissions for our 2021 competition programs are open!

Submission guidelines for International Short Films: Fiction and Documentary


International Short: Fiction (max. 35 min running time)
International Short: Documentary (max. 40 min running time)


Films completed prior to 15th March 2020 will not be accepted.

Non-English speaking films must have English subtitles.
Submission deadline for International Short Films is 15th February 2021.

A programming committee appointed by The Norwegian Short Film Festival will make the final selection. All filmmakers will be notified. If selected, we will require a file for cinema projection in Grimstad, preferred format is DCP.

Submission fee for International Short Film is 150 NOK.

Submissions are accepted only through FilmFreeway. It is free and easy to use. If selected, the information you use to build your film's page is what we will be using, so please make sure you have all the information listed, along with stills and trailer. International Short Films are eligible for two awards: The Golden Chair for Best Documentary Short (Norwegian or International) and The Golden Chair for Best Short Film, Fiction, both of which comes with a 50.000 NOK cash prize.

The Norwegian Short Film Festival Awards: