Breakout Shorts is an international short film festival for independent filmmakers. We are proud to be a diverse competition - open to various genres, nationalities and skill-sets. 

We welcome first-time to professional filmmakers. Our competition is open to short narrative films 40 minutes or less.

Submissions closed February 28, 2019. All submissions are currently being judged by our team of experienced film professionals. 

By March 17, 2019, entrants will be notified if selected for our live screening event in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 4th May 2019. Selection to the event will also include a nomination for Best Short Film.

Our short screenplay competition has now closed. The winning short screenplay was announced on November 11, 2019.