PÖFF Shorts returns November 7-15

The next short film and animation festival takes place from November 7-15, 2023.

Submit your films until August 11 on Filmfreeway here.

Part of the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) the international short film and animation festival PÖFF Shorts is one of the biggest short film and animation festivals in the region. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best animated and live action short films of all genres from cutting-edge talents and bold visionaries across the world.

An Academy Award qualifying festival, PÖFF Shorts hosts three internationally recognised competition programmes: the international competitions for live action and animation with their respective student competitions called New Talents, as well as the PÖFF Shorts National Competition designed to provide a platform for Estonian filmmakers and animators.

As of the 2019 edition, PÖFF Shorts is a member of the European Film Academy (EFA), choosing one short film from its competition as a candidate for the European Film Awards short film category.

PÖFF Shorts is also a BAFTA-qualifying festival and a part of the Short Film Conference.