OPEN CALL '21

We are once again looking for amazing short films from all around the World to be screened at the 2021 edition of Copenhagen Short Film Festival. We are looking for short films that are animated, live action, fictional, non-fictional, surprising, engaging, entertaining, different, funny, frightening, endearing, give us food for thought and everything in-between. 
Submit your short film today through FilmFreeway

If you have any questions regarding the open call or your submission please feel free to write us at: film@csff.dk 

We’re looking forward to watching your short film

Early bird deadline: 7. March 2021

Free submission

Regular deadline: 25. April

Free submission

Late deadline: 16. May

5€ submission fee

AWARDS

In 2021 we will be handing out 3 awards, each of the winners will be selected by a jury consisting of industry professionals.

New Danish Talent:

  • Running time must be no longer than 30 min. (including credits)
  • The short film must be finalized in 2019, 2020 or 2021.
  • Danish produced short film (the short film is considered a Danish production when it is made in collaboration with a Danish production company and/or institution or if the majority of the following functions are performed by Danes; director, producer, scriptwriter, editor and photographer (DOP)).
  • The director and two of the following functions on the production must be 25 years or younger when the film was finalized (producer, scriptwriter, editor and films main photographer/DOP).

Best Danish Short Film:

  • Running time must be no longer than 30 min. (including credits).
  • The short film must be finalized in 2019, 2020 or 2021.
  • Danish produced short film (the short film is considered a Danish production when it is made in collaboration with a Danish production company and/or institution or if the majority of the following functions are performed by Danes; director, producer, scriptwriter, editor and photographer (DOP)). scriptwriter, editor and photographer (DOP)).

Best Foreign Short Film:

  • Running time must be no longer than 30 min. (including credits)
  • The short film must be finalized in 2019, 2020, 2021.

Rules & Terms

Genre

You can submit all genres and types of short films to CSFF (documentary, animation, live action, children’s films, art films, music videos and so forth).

Length

The short film can not have a running time longer than 30 minuts (including credits).

Production year

The short film must be finalized in 2019 or 2020 or 2021

When submitting your short film to the Copenhagen Short Film Festival, you agree to the following conditions ...

That the submitter is the holder of all rights to the film, and that no rights for all or parts of the film are in dispute.

CSFF decide when and where your film will be screened during the festival period.

If selected, CSFF can use material from your film (clips from the film, trailer and pictures) for promotional purposes (such as festival trailer, poster and program).

You will provide a screener copy in HD quality – if possible a DCP copy – if your film is selected.

If your film is selected to the program, you will provide a screener copy with english subtitles.