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It's a Wrap!

The Short Short Story Film Festival completed its 9th edition and the awards selections have completed.

Click here to see who won in each of the two programs.

This year, two of our awards were custom creations by filmmakers who themselves had previously won awards in the festival.

Special thanks go out to our jury members, who juggled their busy schedules in order to review all the films in the festival - a first this year for the festival. Click here for more on the festival judges.

Festival Films

This year's festivals presented two programs of about 80 minutes each, with 35 total films screening.

A mix of 15 live-action and 20 animated films came from 18 countries, with 26 making their US premieres.

Click here for a complete list of the festival films.

Locations for 2015

The festival screened before overflowing crowds at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, November 28th.

Read more in this article from Motif Magazine.

The festival also delighted Worcester audiences at The Sprinkler Factory on Friday and Saturday November 13th-14th.

Read a review of the fest in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Festival Background

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes.

Click here for more details on the 2015 festival screenings, or learn more about the festival concept and history here.


Coming June 2016...

It's women ... It's animation ... It's Womanimation!

Womanimation! is a festival showcasing acclaimed animated short film stories created by women from around the world.

For 2015, we screened eight films from seven countries, several of which were US premieres. Click here to read more on the 2015 festival.

The 2015 Audience Award went to Munya in Me. Additionally, a Visual Vanguard prize was awarded to Carapace for visual innovation in storytelling.

Commissioned awards were created by Raquel Sancinetti (from Montreal) and Maryam Farahzadi (from Iran).

More on the Festival

To find out more on the "herstory" of the festival, click here.

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Petit Prose Award

Petit Prose

A custom creation by filmmaker Olga Lerani