Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses


Our short film strand currently has 7 coveted awards up for grabs:

  • the Short Film Award: recognises the most outstanding piece of work across all genres. Selected by the short film jury;
  • the WTF Award: hails the film which is the most innovative and extraordinary. It recognises vision, boldness, and originality. Selected by the short film jury;
  • the Audience Award: the crowds’ favourite;
  • the Colour Box Award: celebrating the best short in our family programme awarded by the Colour Box jury;
  • the Colour Box Audience Award: the kids’ favourite;
  • the Optical Sound Short Film Award: awarded to the best audio related short film;
  • the Dance Film Award: championing spectacular and innovative dance and movement within the moving image.

The film selected by the short film jury as the winner of the Short Film Award will receive £1,000. All successful submissions will be included in the programme at Flatpack no.14.

Submissions should be:

  • films under 20 minutes long;
  • completed since January 2018;
  • fully cleared, including any music rights.

We screen all types and genres of film but you can see the previous winners from the last three festivals here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016. If you’d like to submit, please complete the form below and you’ll be redirected to paypal to make the £13 submission payment. Please note that any submissions received without the £13 fee will not be considered.


The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm, Sunday 26 January 2020

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