Ural Shorts

international short film festival

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Submissions for
2024 Summer Ural Shorts

International Short Film Festival with a quarterly Official Selection and Live Screenings every summer, autumn, winter and spring

Four times a year we organize a celebration of the short cinema among the Ural Mountains — live screenings of the season's winning films in cinemas and on television for all to see.
And once a year, we welcome the creators of Seasons' winning films, who contend for the coveted top honors in the Contest of the Year.
The Annual Award Ceremony takes place in August on the border of Europe and Asia, in the 300-year-old city of Nizhny Tagil called the "Russian Manchester" in the middle of the Ural Mountains


You can submit your film in several main categories. Each application must be accompanied by a separate completed entry form and the submission fee per entry. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards.


A film submitted in the main categories is automatically considered for all Technical and Performances Categories as well. With no extra cost!


We work hard to keep our submission fee as low as possible. The entry fee depends on the time of application — deadline.
Fiction short
1–40 min
Any genre
Documentary short
1–40 min
Documentary film
Docudrama, docufiction
1–40 min
Documentary drama. Hybrid of documentary and drama (fiction), reenactment of actual historical events
Animated short
1–40 min
Animation (including Stop-Motion and Time-lapse, Ai)
Experimental short
1–40 min

Student short
1–40 min
Short film made by student(s)
Any genre
Debut Short
1–40 min
Director's first made film. Any genre
Micro Film
30–180 sec
Any genre
Up to 180 sec
Music Video
1–40 min
Dance, Musical or Fashion Films
New Media
1–40 min
Made with Smartphone and/or Drone
Vertical format. Web series
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Leading actor
Best Leading Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
early deadline
Up to and including the 25th of the first month of the season.

regular deadline
Up to and including the 25th of the second month of the season.

late deadline
Up to and including the 25th of the third month of the season.

Ural Shorts
June 1 — August 25, 2024
Winners of the Season will be announced on September 25
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