Short of the Year

Since 2016 the Short Film Conference annually elects the Short of the Year, as voted by its entire membership via a simple voting procedure. The winner is traditionally announced at the end of the Short Film Conference in Clermont-Ferrand.

RULES & REGULATIONS
as of November, 2020

[1]  Any short film that  screened in an Official Program at an SFC-member-festival between October 1st 2019 and November 30th 2020 is eligible for nomination. Retrospective programs will not be taken into account.

[2] Short films that have previously been nominated  for the Short of the Year can be submitted again, if the above rule still applies to said film.

[3] There’s no restriction to genre, content and/or type of film: fiction films, documentaries, animations, experimental shorts and everything in between can be considered. However, films must be no longer than 30 minutes to be eligible for the award.

[4] Every Short Film Conference-member (as listed on our website) can enter a number of submissions/votes according to the voting round of the procedure. Each member is allowed three to five submissions in the Round 1, two votes in Round 2 and one finale vote in Round 3. Votes are always counted per organisation.

[5]  The shortlist (after Round 1) will consist of 10-15 short films, of which only 3-5 shorts will be nominated (after round 2).

[6]  In case multiple films have the same amount of votes, the SFC Board will use the Short Film Conference Palmares 2020 (TBA) to decide which films get shortlisted/nominated. This Palmares consists of all short films awarded at SFC-member festivals during the period of eligibility. This includes awards & special mentions in all competitions and /or awards given to films that have not been finished yet.

[7]  Any mention of said film in the Palmares counts for one extra vote in context of international competitions and half a vote in context of national competitions. If a film won the main international award this counts as two extra votes. Special mentions also count as half points.

[8] When submitting films for Round 1, it’s recommended to provide us with a private screening link & password, though this is not obligatory. Provided links will only be shared within the circle of SFC-members and for this awards procedure purposes only.

2019

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Meryam Joobeur

Short of the Year 2019

✓ Oscar® Nomination (Best Live Action Short Film)

✓ Special Mention (Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival)

✓ Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film (TIFF)

& many more

2018

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Jeremy Comte

Short of the Year 2018

✓ Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards®

✓ Special Jury Award (Sundance)

✓ Honorable Mention Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film (TIFF)

& many more

2017

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Min Börda

Niki Lindroth von Bahr

 Short of the Year 2017

✓ Cristal for Best Short Film (Annecy)

✓ Best Animation (Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival)

✓ Short Cuts Award for Best International Short Film (TIFF)

& many more

2016

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Daniel Mulloy

Short of the Year 2016

✓ BAFTA Award © Best Short Film 2017

✓ Special Jury Prize (Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival)

✓ Best of Fest (Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films)

& many more