Short Short Story Film Festival

How do filmmakers tell a story in under six minutes?

Not trailers, music videos, PSAs or experimental projects, but honest-to-goodness beginning-middle-end stories?

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes, celebrating brevity in filmmaking with both live-action and animated films.

Two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, both showcase dozens of films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, each with a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.

Short short attention spans welcome!

Submissions now open for 2023!

Learn more about how to submit your film here.

New for 2023, The Short Short Story Film Festival is a BIFA-qualifying Film Festival. Visit the British Film Institute to find out more.

To find out more about this year's upcoming festival here.

You can also find out about last year's festival here.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Festival

(+) What does the name mean?

(+) What do the film programs consist of?

(+) Where and when does the festival take place?

(+) Is there more to the festival than just films?

(+) Does the festival have awards?

(+) How can I submit a film to the festival?

(+) This FAQ is kinda small, isn't it?