Breakout Shorts is a short film festival supporting independent filmmakers from around the globe. We are proud to be a diverse competition - open to various genres, nationalities and capabilities. 

We welcome first-time to professional filmmakers. Our competition is open to short narrative films, short documentaries and yet-to-be produced short screenplays.

Submissions close February 28, 2019. All submissions will then be reviewed and judged by our team of experienced film professionals. 

On March 31, 2019, the jury will whittle down each category (not including screenplays). You will then be notified if your film has been selected for our live screening event in Glasgow, Scotland in April 2019. During this event the winning short screenplay will also be announced.