Submit a film

We are extending the deadline for submissions to June 30. Due to the developments of the COVID-19 situation, we are now offering a deadline extension for all competitions until June 30.


Between 1st January and 30th June we are accepting submissions for the 39th Uppsala Short Film Festival. International short films can be submitted to the International Competition or the Children’s Film Competition. For submissions of Swedish short films, please change to the Swedish version of the website.


Submit your film to the International Competition or the Children’s Film Festival

Short films of all genres with a running time of no more than 40 minutes are accepted for consideration. Submitted films must have been produced 2019 or 2020. All submissions are made on

Submission fee for the International Competition:
Early bird (January-February): 9 EUR
Regular (March-April): 11 EUR
Late (May-June): 14 EUR

No submission fee for entries to Children’s Film Competition and National Competition.

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2020.

In order to submit to the festival, please click the link to Shortfilmdepot below. There you can read the full festival regulations, create your Shortfilmdepot account if you haven’t got one already and submit your film.

Link to Shortfilmdepot:



Statement concering COVID-19:

The 39th Uppsala Short Film Festival is scheduled to take place 19th – 25th October 2020. The Uppsala team is currently working towards delivering the full festival programme of screenings and events during these dates.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the development of COVID-19, there is of course a risk that large gatherings will be inadvisable also in October. For everyone’s well-being, we are carefully monitoring the developments and will follow official guidelines and recommendations. Consequently, we are also looking into alternative ways in which we can create opportunities for films and filmmakers to meet the festival audience and industry. We sincerely hope to be able to welcome you to a full-sized festival in October, but at the very least, the three competitive sections will be completed and the selected films screened for audience and industry, in the cinema or virtually.

Our warmest thanks to all of the filmmakers, partners and colleagues for their continued support. We will keep you updated as plans evolve.


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