30th June - 3rd July 2016

Returning in 2016

Submissions for next year's festival are open now!

Welcome back to Sunderland Shorts: Film Festival

Thanks to all of our great filmmakers, volunteers, and audience members 2015 was a great success.

After such a successful first festival, we're really excited to announce the provisional dates for our 2016 edition.

Sunderland Shorts will be returning to venues around the city between the 30th June and 3rd July.

There's still lots of work to be done to get ready for next year, but you can follow us on social media to make sure you're up to date as the festival progresses.

Submissions are open now!

Regular submissions are now closed, but there’s still time to enter at our late submissions price.

We're partnering with FilmFreeway once again to handle the submissions and review process, which gives you the greatest flexibility of upload formats for your material.

Head to our submissions page for full details on how to submit your film.

Our Partners

  • Sunderland City Council
  • MAD Communications
  • Northern Bear Films
  • Bureau
  • FilmFreeway