8th - 11th May


Get Involved


You can buy tickets to this year's festival right now! Sunderland Shorts Film Festival takes place from the 8th - 11th May in the heart of Sunderland City Centre at the Empire Cinema. Click here to purchase your tickets now!


We have carefully crafted the 2019 programme from hundreds of entries. Our screenings include young and emerging film makers and genre dedicated screenings including drama and horror.


You can keep up to date with the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival on social media. We'll have the latest information from the festival and also details on all the screenings. Find us @SunderlandShorts


The Empire Cinema Sunderland

This year Sunderland Shorts will be hosted in one venue, in the heart of the city centre. The city's Empire Cinema will host the 4-day festival as we bring you a massive range of short films including screenings from BAFTA nominated films.

The 3rd annual Minicon coincides with the final day of our Film Festival, so if you're interested in film make sure you pop across and get involved with the activities in between our fantastic screenings.


Sunderland Shorts Film Festival

2019 Winners