Sunderland Shorts will return on
4th - 6th May 2017

Welcome back to Sunderland Shorts Film Festival!

Thanks to all the filmmakers, reviewers, judges, and audience members for being part of our 2016 festival!

We'll be back in May 2017 with more exciting, genre spanning short films from around the world.

If you're new to Sunderland Shorts, or to short films in general, check out our about page to learn more.

Early Bird entries opening now!

Thinking of entering a film into Sunderland Shorts 2017?

Our final deadline is 1st December 2017, so get going!

Read about our entry fees and guidelines by visiting our entries page to find out more, or enter your film right away.

Enter your film now!

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Sunderland Shorts is presented by

  • Sunderland City Council
  • DC Shorts
  • Bureau
  • Music Arts and Culture Trust
  • FilmFreeway