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

On April 1, 2019, the jury will whittle down each category. You will then be notified if your film has been 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.