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Entry Categories

We accept short films, short documentaries, and music video.
(film length maximum duration 60 minutes)
All non-English spoken film/documentaries/music video must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

 

Special Categories

Open and applicable for directors only.

  • World Short Directors Awards for Directing in Short Narrative Film

  • World Short Directors Awards for Directing in Short Documentary

  • World Short Directors Awards for Directing in Music Video

  • World Short Directors Awards for Experimental Directing (film length max 60 minutes)

  • World Short Directors Awards for Visionary Directing (film length max 60 minutes)

  • World Short Directors Awards for Foreign Language Short Narrative (film length max 60 minutes, added with English subtitled)

  • World Short Directors Awards for Foreign Language Short Documentary (film length max 60 minutes, added with English subtitled)

  • Director of the Year Award

  • New Director of the Year Award

General Categories:

Non directing category. Opens for all filmmakers (artists, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, product designers, editors, and more).
Film and documentary in relates to the submission must have maximum length of 60 minutes. All non-English spoken film/documentaries must be subtitled or dubbed in English, and music videos must be subtitled in English.

  • World Short Directors Awards for Newcomer

  • World Short Directors Awards for Music Videos

  • World Short Directors Awards for Singer

  • World Short Directors Awards for Producer

  • World Short Directors Awards for Cinematographer

  • World Short Directors Awards for Editor

  • World Short Directors Awards for Script-Writer

  • World Short Directors Awards for Makeup

  • World Short Directors Awards for Art Director

  • World Short Directors Awards for Story

  • World Short Directors Awards for Sound

  • World Short Directors Awards for Music

  • World Short Directors Awards for Animation

  • World Short Directors Awards for Special Effects

  • World Short Directors Awards for Lead Actor

  • World Short Directors Awards for Lead Actress

  • World Short Directors Awards for Supporting Actor

  • World Short Directors Awards for Supporting Actress

  • World Short Directors Awards for Ensemble of Casts

Package of Five

Filmmakers can choose up to 5 categories (a combination of five, including directing category).

Rules & Terms

Please read the Rules & Terms carefully before placing your submission. By submitting to World Short Directors Awards, submitters/filmmakers agree and will comply all of this Rules & Terms.

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