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Film program Go Short 2024
Film program Go Short 2024

It’s that time again – our sixteenth edition will take place from April 3rd to 7th. Five days entirely dedicated to short film. In and around LUX, and at various other locations in the city, you can enjoy the very best this beautiful medium has to offer. On this page, you will find an overview of the various programs and activities. You can find the block schedule here.

*All films are shown in English or with English subtitles.

Films in competition

We selected the best films for our competitions, which will compete for the desired Go Short Awards.


European Competition

ENG (2)

Dutch Competittion

ENG (3)

New Arrivals Competition

ENG (4)

Music Video Competition

Maker in Focus

Each edition of Go Short has a special filmmaker in focus. This year, we zoom in on Pilvi Takala. During the festival, besides her work being screened, she will explain more about her process as an artist.

Pilvi Takala

Filmmaker Pilvi Takala

In Focus: Heat Waves 

With this focus program, Go Short explores the duality of increasingly hot summers. To learn all about this subject, four interesting film blocks have been put together. Besides that, Radboud University is hosting a program featuring an ecologist and a philosopher to further dive into the topic.

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Heat Waves film blocks


Radboud Reflects

Loud laughter, live music and going your own way

A number of film blocks stand for guaranteed success amongst our most avid Go Short fans. For example, the Comedy Shorts film block is an annual classic where you know you’re going to be on a tear. Or treat your ears during short films accompanied by live music at the Cinema Concerts. Prefer to do things in your own way? Do so! With Go Your Own Way, you are granted the opportunity to choose between two different films every half hour.

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Comedy Shorts


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Cinema Concerts


Go Your Own Way

Go Your Own Way


Go Short for the whole family

Let the little ones loose during Family Shorts and LUX Mini and introduce them to short films. Fun, playful films will be shown whose short length ensures that the arc of tension does not slacken for those little buggers.

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Family shorts 5+


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Family shorts 9+



Go Short x LUX Mini 2+


Go Short for youth

Youth Day on Saturday, April 6th, is a party for anyone between the ages of 12 and 23 with an interest in film. It will be a varied day with a workshop, films, and much more.

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Youth Day

Late Night & High Tech

Not only during the day we make sure that you will be well entertained. Also, in the later hours, there is a lot of great stuff on the big screen in our Late Night program. And during The Best of Virtual Reality you find yourself for a moment, lounging in a comfortable chair, in other worlds.

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Erotic Shorts

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Weird Animation

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The Best of Virtual Reality

Talent Development

Young filmmakers are brimming with ambition and big ideas. Go Short gives this talent a chance to showcase themselves at an international film festival.

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Homegrown 1

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Homegrown 2

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Go Ahead

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Project Showcase

Highlights and favorites 

These blocks feature highlights and favorites from the audience, jury, other film festivals and the Go Short team.

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Oscar Shorts: Animation

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International Highlights 1

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Kill Your Darlings

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International Highligts 2

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Go Short Team Favorites

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Jury Favorites

Today’s Issues caught in shorts

The Current Issues film blocks are curated by exceptional guest curators. These curators tell their stories through short film, bringing a new perspective. They will all also be present at the festival to provide their program with an in-depth discussion or original fringe programming in their own way. For example, Anne Schoemaker is organizing a silent walk following her film block. More information can be found by clicking through below.

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Alba Bresolí Aliberch


Gregory Bagaev


Anne Schoemaker


Hanwen Zhang

Go Short @ Het Waterkwartier 

During its 16th festival edition, Go Short moves to the Waterkwartier neighborhood The festival traditionally kicks off on March 29 with Off the Walls. And on the weekend of March 30 and 31, a free program will be put together for and by area residents.


During this film walk, we will take a group on a walk through the neighborhood. We stop at locations where short films are projected on walls in the neighborhood, framed by stories of local residents. Of course, people from outside the Waterkwartier are also welcome. Will you provide a snack, warm clothes and comfortable shoes? Then we’ll take care of the rest.


RAW CINEMA – Saturday, March 30 – 2 p.m.

RAW CINEMA welcomes you to the fascinating world of Thessa Meijer’s short film ‘The Walking Fish’. Working with – and for – local residents, we bring it all together through music, entertainment, art, and of course screenings with a Q&A. The Riverland Healthcentre location will be transformed into an all-encompassing Go Short venue where you will be immersed in the world of water. Our advice? Just go with the flow!

Filmkwartier – Sunday, March 31 – 1 p.m.

Club Goud, Griffioen and Go Short have joined forces and have been conducting creative sessions with residents of the Waterkwartier since February. The selection committee, consisting of these residents, critically examined films that are or will be shown at Go Short and that fit the image of the neighborhood. They would like to show you the result in a festive pop-up cinema at BUUR where the various cinemas welcome you to the various aspects of the neighborhood.

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