SHOTS is an International Independent Short Film Festival based in the Peace messenger city Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia and will be holding its fifth edition from August 6th to 8th 2020.
The festival is created by a crew of young independent filmmakers who want to show quality short films from around the globe. We invite international independent filmmakers who would like to show their work to an international jury and audience that enjoys new and unique approaches to cinema. We focus on finding diverse and alternative independent films with strong characters and story line. We encourage all filmmakers to submit their films, regardless of ethnicity, religion or worldview. All genres are extremely welcome! We will screen all the accepted films in front of a live audience. Since it is a 3-day festival we can show only a limited number of short films, so all the accepted films will be nominated for an award and invited to Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia for the duration of the festival.
As we are rated one of the 100 best film festivals please check out our reviews by other filmmakers and see why we strive to be the best. We are filmmakers ourselves and want to give you a unique and respectful experience. Join us on our ride through the world of film! 🙂
The submissions for the fifth edition of SHOTS, which will be held in August 2020 are officially open!
The submission process is super easy and fast. You can join us with a film between 1 and 30 minutes in length, but if you have a slightly longer film, don’t worry – you can try your luck. If we like it – we will take it. We wish you all the best and will be happy to host you if you make it to the final round. See you in Slovenj Gradec!
A festival doesn't need to exist for many years to be able to receive people ( audience,directors) with cordiality. This first year is a success, good energy, good programation, kind team... Only happiness ! That was a wonderful experience.
One of the greatest film festivals I have ever been privileged to attend. The hospitality was something out of this world. We were never hungry! This was very different to any film festival I have been to. They treated you as a creative family and took care of you as their own. The showings were done in a great cinema and an open top public house which was fantastic. Watching films under the stars, need I say any more. I thank the organizers for re-sparking my passion for film with the humility shown by these guys. Thank you. I would recommend this film festival if you are looking for more than just a commercial out reach, and more of a family and professional atmosphere, where your work is appreciated by everyone.
A lovely film festival organized and created by a team of filmmakers who respect filmmaking and promote selected films. We attended the festival, which takes place in beautiful Slovenj Gradec, and we were really blown away by the warm hospitality and the great organizing of the festival, and imagine this is its first year! I am sure the team will keep up the good work because they are passionate about their festival and this showed. I highly recommend SHOTS to all filmmakers since it was a fabulous experience in all aspects.
The most prominent festival because of the ambition of its founders. A team of new directors who loves cinema and with a great sensation of hospitality.
So happy to support this festival! Great communication.
Nice people, warm hospitality, friendly and high-quality team, super organisation. Simply Great!
Great festival ! With a great team in a great country !
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