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Short Com International Film Festival 2023 is Looking for Your Comedy Shorts – Call for Entries

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The BIFA Qualifying short comedy film festival Short Com is open for short film submissions for its 2023 edition to take place in September. With screening dates at the Garden Cinema in Covent Garden in London on the 2nd and 3rd of September. And other screening dates in Edinburgh and Glasgow to be announced.

2022 was a milestone year in the history of Short Com. With it’s largest programme to date selecting 50 short films from around the world between live action and animation with extended awards categories. And screening their first ever programmes dedicated to animation; women filmmakers and LGBTQ+ filmmakers. And for the first time ever; having a film to become a BAFTA and Oscar winner in An Irish Goodbye.

Short Com prides itself in the quality of it’s programming. Selecting films on their capacity to make audiences laugh or smile. Selected filmmakers have the chance to compete in several awards categories from Best Script, Funniest Film, Best Performance, Best Animation, Best British Film and Grand Jury Prize. The stop motion Night Of The Living Dread. With each awards category judged by industry professionals.

Short Com has been screening the funniest short films since 2011. And is recognised for the quality of it’s programming around the world. In 2022, it collaborated with the BBC for their Comedy Festival in Newcastle by co-programming a special shorts programme.

The regular deadline to enter is 30th of April with the final deadline on the 31st of July. For further information and how to submit, visit our submissions page Filmmakers via Filmfreeway at

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