October 22nd, 2018 to October 28th, 2018
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Founded in 1982, Uppsala International Short Film Festival has since become Sweden’s premier arena for short film, having attained both national recognition of the Swedish Film Institute and genuine international renown. In addition, the festival is the most important international cultural event in Uppsala. Every year the festival shows more than 300 short films in five different sections exploring the diversity and richness of the short film – from new film to retrospective programmes, from fiction film, documentaries and experimental film to animations.
Uppsala International Short Film Festival is recognised by Academy of MotionPicture Arts and Sciences, which means that winning the international or national competition at the festival makes a film eligible for a nomination for an Oscar. Screening at the festival also qualifies Swedish short films for Guldbagge nominations and British short films for BAFTA nominations.
Taking place in the university town of Uppsala at four cinemas located in the city’s classic cinema district, the Uppsala International Short Film Festival is a meeting place for audience, industry and media. The many Swedish and international film makers and other professionals that every year attend are offered an extensive programme of activities that give an insight into Swedish film, culture and history. Buyers, distributors and festival representatives have access to a video library during the festival. The festival offers film makers many opportunities to meet their audience, and discussions are held both at the screenings and at special director´s talks. The festival also hosts a number of parties, and the festival pub is open every night.
COMPETITIONS & AWARDS
Films in the International Competition can be awarded with
Uppsala Grand Prix
The international jury awards the Uppsala Grand Prix, to the director of one of the films in the International Competition. Uppsala Film Jackdaw is the traditional festival bronze statuette, designed by Torbjörn Forsberg, as well as a price sum of 25 000 SEK
The Uppsala Award in Memory of Ingmar Bergman
The award, which consists of 50 000 SEK, is awarded by the Cultural Affairs Board in Uppsala. It is given to a young and promising filmmaker, who pushes the boundaries of film art.
The members of the audience vote for their favourite film in the International Competition.
Uppsala Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards
The jury selects a film that is nominated for the award European Short Film 2019 at the 32nd European Film Awards 2019
Films in the National Competition
Best Swedish Short Film 2018
The Swedish jury awards the director of one of the films in the National Competition Uppsala Film Jackdaw and 50 000 SEK from the Short Film Commissioner of the Swedish Film Institute Erika Wasserman.
The audience vote for their favourite short film in The National Competition
Children’s Film Competition
Uppsala International Short Film Festival also screens films for children and young people, thereby giving them a unique chance to see and discuss short films from all over the world, and to meet the filmmakers. A jury comprised of children awards the Uppsala Film Jackdaw to the Best Children’s Film. films for children and young people, thereby giving them a unique chance to see and discuss short films from all over the world, and to meet the filmmakers. A jury comprised of children awards the Uppsala Film Jackdaw to the Best Children’s Film.
Lectures, seminars, masterclasses, ...
MAXIMUM SHORT FILM DURATION: 40 minutes
FESTIVAL HAS AN ENTRY FEE
Virtual stamps on Shortfilmdepot.