2016 Short Film Qualifying Festivals

To be eligible for consideration at the 88th Academy Awards, all short films must qualify with either a seven day theatrical release, or by winning one of the following film festival awards.

Any film that meets this criteria will be eligible for consideration by the short film branch of the Academy, who vote to decide the shortlisted nominees.


88th Academy Awards Short Film Qualifying List

ACADEMIA DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS CINEMATOGRAFICAS DE ESPAÑA (Spain)
Goya Award for Best Fiction Short Film
Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film

ACADÉMIE DES ARTS ET TECHNIQUES DU CINÉMA [CÉSAR] (France)
Best Short Film

ACADEMY OF CANADIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION [CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS] (Canada)
Best Live Action Short
Best Animated Short

AFI FEST (California, USA)
Grand Jury Prize

ANIMA, THE BRUSSELS ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Belgium)
Grand Prix Anima for Best International Short Film

§ ANIMA MUNDI (Brazil)
Best Animation

§ ANIMAFEST ZAGREB – WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM (Croatia)
Grand Prix – Best Short Film of the Festival

ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL (Michigan, USA)
Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival
Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film
Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film
Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film

ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (France)
Le Cristal d’Annecy
Jury Award

ASPEN SHORTSFEST (Colorado, USA)
Best Animation
Best Comedy
Best Drama
Best Short Short

ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Ohio, USA)
Best Narrative
Best Animation
Best Experimental

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL (Georgia, USA)
Best Animated Short Film
Best Narrative Short Film

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL (Texas, USA)
Animated Short Jury Award
Narrative Short Jury Award

BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Germany)
Golden Bear – International Shorts Competition

BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Bermuda)
Bermuda Shorts Award

BILBAO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM (Spain)
Grand Prize of the Bilbao Festival

BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS [BAFTA] AWARDS (U.K.)
Best British Short Film
Best Short Animation Film

CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (France)
Palme d’Or – Best Short Film

CARTAGENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Colombia)
Best Short Film

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Illinois, USA)
Adult Jury First Place – Animated Short
Adult Jury First Place – Live Action Short

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Illinois, USA)
Golden Hugo for Best Short Film

CINANIMA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL (Portugal)
Grand Prize

CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
Best Narrative Short
Best Animated Short

CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (France)
International Competition Grand Prix
National Competition Grand Prix

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Ohio, USA)
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Animated Short Film

CORK FILM FESTIVAL (Ireland)
Grand Prix International Short
Grand Prix Irish Short

DAVID DI DONATELLO AWARD [ACCADEMIA DEL CINEMA ITALIANO] (Italy)
Best Short Film

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (U.A.E.)
Best Film – Muhr Shorts

ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (U.K.)
Brief Encounters Grand Prix
Animated Encounters Grand Prix

FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
Best International Short Film
Yoram Gross Award for Best International Animation
Best Australian Short Film

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL (Florida, USA)
Best Narrative Short
Best Animated Short

FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (Ireland)
Best Irish Short Film
Best International Short Film
Best Animated Short Film

GALWAY FILM FLEADH (Ireland)
James Horgan Award for the Best Animation
Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama

GERMAN SHORT FILM AWARD (Germany)
Live Action 1 min. – 7 min.
Live Action 7 min. – 30 min.
Animated Films 1 min. – 30 min.

GIJON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Spain)
Premio Principado De Asturios Al Mejor Cortometraje (Best Short Film)

GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Mexico)
Best Iberoamerican Short Film
Best Mexican Animated Short Film

GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Mexico)
Best Short Animation
Best Short Fiction International

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (New York, USA)
Golden Starfish Award for Best Short Film

HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Indiana, USA)
Best Narrative Short

HIROSHIMA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Japan)
Grand Prix

HUESCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Spain)
International Short Film Contest – Danzante Award
Latin American Short Film Contest – Danzante Award

JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL (Israel)
Van Leer Award for Best Short Film

KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL (Poland)
Golden Dragon for Best Short Film
Silver Dragon for Best Short Animated Film
Silver Dragon for Best Short Fiction Film

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (U.K.)
Louis le Prince International Short Film Award
World Animation Award

LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM (Germany)
Golden Dove – International Competition Animated Film

LEUVEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Belgium)
Jury Award Best European Short Film
Jury Award Best Flemish Short Film

LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Switzerland)
Golden Leopard – Best Short Film, International Competition
Golden Leopard – Best Short Film, National Competition

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
Best Animated/Experimental Short Film
Best Narrative Short Film

LA SHORTS FEST (California, USA)
Best of Fest
Best Foreign Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Experimental

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
City of Melbourne Grand Prix for Best Short Film
Best Australian Short Film

MONTREAL FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA (Canada)
Best Short Film – International Competition

MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Canada)
First Prize – Short Film

MORELIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Mexico)
Best Animated Short Film
Best Short Fiction Film

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Tennessee, USA)
Best Animated Short
Best Live Action Short

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (New York, USA)
Best Animated Short
Best Live Action Short

NORDISK PANORAMA FILM FESTIVAL (Five Nordic Countries)
Best Nordic Short Film

OBERHAUSEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Germany)
Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen

ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Denmark)
International Competition Grand Prix
National Competition Grand Prix
Animation Competition Grand Prix

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Canada)
Best Independent Short

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST (California, USA)
Best of the Festival Award
Best Animation Short
Best Live Action Short 15 minutes and under
Best Live Action Short over 15 minutes

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (U.K.)
Short Film of the Festival

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Rhode Island, USA)
Grand Prize, Short Film

RIO DE JANEIRO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Brazil)
Grand Prix – International Competition
Grand Prix – National Competition

RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (North Carolina, USA)
Best Animated Short Film

ST. KILDA FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
Best Short Film

ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Missouri, USA)
Best of Fest
Best Live Action Short
Best Animated Short

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
Golden Gate Award Narrative Short
Golden Gate Award Animated Short

SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (California, USA)
Bruce Corwin Award – Best Live Action Short Film
Bruce Corwin Award – Best Animation Short Film

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Washington, USA)
Best Short Live Action
Best Short Animation

SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Japan)
Best of Festival Award – Grand Prix

SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (New Zealand)
Best Film

SIGGRAPH (USA)
Best in Show

SITGES INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF CATALONIA (Spain)
Best in Competition Short Film
Best Animated Short Film

SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Utah, USA)
Jury Award for Narrative Short
Jury Award for Animation Short

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (Texas, USA)
Best Animated Short
Best Narrative Short

STUTTGART FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM (Germany)
Grand Prix International Competition

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Utah, USA)
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
Short Film Jury Award: Animation

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL (Australia)
Dendy Award – Best Australian Short Film – Live Action
Yoram Gross Animation Award

TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL (Finland)
International Competition Grand Prix
National Competition Main Prize less than 30 minutes

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (New York, USA)
Best Narrative Short

UPPSALA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Sweden)
International Competition Grand Prix
National Competition Best Swedish Short

URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL (New York, USA)
Best Narrative Short

VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Italy)
Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film

WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL (Poland)
Grand Prix for Best Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Live Action Short Film

WINTERTHUR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Switzerland)
Grand Prize for the International Competition
Prize for the Best Swiss Film

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