Regulation & votes


1.

The competition will take place between 10 short films which have already won a national public prize in the following festivals:

  1. Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium)
  2. Short Waves Festival (Poland)
  3. Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival (Portugal)
  4. Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz Art (Ukraine)
  5. Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol (United-Kingdom)
  6. ALCINE – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares (Spain)
  7. Interfilm International Film Festival Berlin (Germany)
  8. Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France)
  9. Tampere Film Festival (Finland)
  10. Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Netherlands)

2.

The short films shall not exceed the time limit of 59 minutes. Fictions, documentaries, animations and experimental films are eligible.

3.

Each right owners will receive 300€ for the 10 screening, paid by the Brussels Short Film Festival.

4.

The third edition of the ESFAA will be launched during de 24th Brussels Short Film Festival, from 28 August to 5 September 2021.

In 2021/2022, each participating festival will screen the program:

  1. Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium) – ) – 28 August to 5 September 2021
  2. Short Waves Festival (Poland)  – 14 to 20 June 2021
  3. Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival (Portugal) – 16 to 25 July 2021
  4. Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz Art (Ukraine) – 16 to 25 July 2021
  5. Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol (United-Kingdom)  – 1 to 30 September 2021
  6. ALCINE – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares (Spain) – 5 to 12 November 2021
  7. Interfilm International Film Festival Berlin (Germany) – 16 to 21 November 2021
  8. Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) – 28 January to 5 February 2022
  9. Tampere Film Festival (Finland) – 9 to 13 March 2022
  10. Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Netherlands) – 6 to 10 April 2022

5.

The Brussels Short Film Festival will ask 250 euros to each participating festival to screen the European Short Film Audience program.

6.

In each festival the audience will grade each film of the screening from 1 to 5 (5 being the best grade, and 1 the lowest). The national audience won’t be able to vote for the short film coming frow its own country to ensure the fairness of the award.

7.

The votes will be compiled and send to the Brussels Short Film Festival after each participating festival editions. The short film with the best amount of vote will be designated winner of the European Short Film Audience Award.

8.

The results of the third European Short Film Audience Award will be announced during the Brussels Short Film Festival’s 25th edition.

9.

The short film awarded for the first edition of the European Short film Audience Award will won a cash prize of €3500.

10.

Each director will be invited at the screening during the 24th edition of the Brussels Short Film Festival.