Since 2016 the Short Film Conference annually elects the Short of the Year, as voted by its entire membership via a simple voting procedure. The winner is traditionally announced at the end of the Short Film Conference in Clermont-Ferrand.
RULES & REGULATIONS
as of November, 2021
 Any short film that screened in an Official Program at an SFC-member-festival between October 1st 2020 and November 30th 2021 is eligible for nomination. Retrospective programs will not be taken into account.
 Short films that have previously been nominated for the Short of the Year can be submitted again, if the above rule still applies to said film.
 There’s no restriction to genre, content and/or type of film: fiction films, documentaries, animations, experimental shorts and everything in between can be considered. However, films must be no longer than 30 minutes to be eligible for the award.
 Every Short Film Conference-member (as listed on our website) can enter a number of submissions/votes according to the voting round of the procedure. Each member is allowed three to five submissions in the Round 1, two votes in Round 2 and one finale vote in Round 3. Votes are always counted per organisation.
 The shortlist (after Round 1) will consist of 10-15 short films, of which only 3-5 shorts will be nominated (after round 2).
 In the first round, votes count for points: “Film #1 is worth 10 points; Film #2 = 7 points; Film #3 = 5 points; Film #4 = 3 points; Film #5 = 1 point.”
 When submitting films for Round 1, it’s recommended to provide us with a private screening link & password, though this is not obligatory. Provided links will only be shared within the circle of SFC-members and for this awards procedure purposes only.
✓ Short of the Year 2019
✓ Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards®
✓ Special Mention (Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival)
✓ Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film (TIFF)
& many more
✓ Short of the Year 2016
✓ BAFTA Award © Best Short Film 2017
✓ Special Jury Prize (Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival)
✓ Best of Fest (Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films)
& many more