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This was Go Short Online
This was Go Short Online

Go Short 2021 takes a hybrid form, with a program that extends over a longer period. The first part is already over: Go Short Online, an event lasting 2.5 weeks. Go Short Online consisted of a variety of programming: an on demand platform, Go Short Live, numerous Industry activities, Go Short to Go – VR Experience at Home, the award show and the online party Club Short. This was Go Short Online!

Go Short On Demand 

This year we presented Go Short On Demand with more than 140 films, of which 87 in competition. With the competition films and the Go Short Awards, we are the springboard to renowned film awards such as the Oscars, European Film Awards and Baftas. We also offered films of Croatia, Family Shorts, Comedy Shorts, International Highlights and much more! Want to have a look at the on demand platform? You can still see which films were available on the platform here.

Go Short Live

In three full-length programs we spoke with makers, watched films of our competition programs, chatted with those involved at the festival bar and held a Watch Party with you at home! You can watch the interviews of Go Short Live here. Some of the interviews were held in Dutch.

Industry events

Every year Go Short is a meeting place for makers and professionals. Also this year we organized various activities for professionals and created a virtual festival space where you could talk to filmmakers and other professionals.

Go Short to Go – VR Experience at Home

VR in your living room? This was possible in recent weeks with Go Short to Go – VR Experience at Home. Keep an eye on this page for a reopening.

The 13th Go Short International Short Film Festival, taking place online 7-25 April, handed out its award on Friday night, with the selected winners showing a clear trend for socially aware films dealing with timely topics.


Jury & Awards

European competition (Go Short Award + DCP mastering + €1500)

  • Animation: Friend of a Friend - Zachary Zezima
  • Documentary: This day won’t last - Mouaad El Salem
  • Fiction: Dustin - Naïla Guiguet

Student competition (Go Short Encouragement Award €1500)

  • Under Control - Ville Koskinen

Dutch competition (Go Short VEVAM Award €5000)

  • Winner: Marlon Brando - Vincent Tilanus
  • Special mention: NAYA - Sebastian Mulder

EFA candidate

  • The Natural Death of a Mouse - Katharina Huber

European competition jury

  • Ivana Bošnjak
  • Myriam Mouflih
  • Kevin Osepa
  • Savina Petkova

Dutch and student competition jury

  • Eduardo Williams
  • Marie-Elaine Riou
  • Nicolas Gourault
  • Andreea Pătru

We would like to thank all our partners, funders, suppliers and other stakeholders who have made Go Short Online 2021 a success!