Go Short’s fifteenth edition takes place from 31 March until 10 April 2023 in LUX and various spots in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. On this page, you’ll find an overview of many different programs. Ticket sales have started. Because Go Short is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, you can purchase an anniversary pass for €30, which gives you access to the entire regular festival program!
*All films are shown in English or with English subtitles.
Films in Competition
From over 2000 submissions, Go Short selected the best films from Europe. These short films are available to watch in three main competitions: the European Competition, the Dutch Competition and the New Arrivals Competition. On top of that, you’ll see the best music videos of last year in the Music Video Competition up on the big screen and the films competing in the Junior Competition are the best shorts of the youngest filmmakers.
Get blown away by the biggest ideas of new and recurring talented filmmakers and watch the shorts together with their makers. Who will win the prestigious Go Short Award? And which film should win the audience award if you have a say in it?
New Arrivals Competition
Music Video Competition
In the spotlight this year
Join our yearly popular film walk through Nijmegen called Off the Walls, which will also be the kickoff of the festival. Attend screenings of our Filmmaker in Focus Charlie Shackleton or watch the film programs that are focused on Dutch Caribbean. Visual artist Kevin Osepa will create two film programs with shorts that were filmed in the region or that revolve around the region.
Filmmaker Charlie Shackleton
In Focus: Dutch Caribbean
In Focus: A Spark of Hope (T.B.A.)
Go Short wants to be a beacon of hope for visitors. A place where the light repels the dark, where you can escape from the harsh reality of real life outside the cinema. To do this, filmmakers, film professionals and film enthusiasts from all over the world were selected to create film programs themselves. Get to know them in advance.
Jori(k) Amit Galama
Happiness, hares and harmonies (T.B.A.)
A number of film programs are always a guarantee for a great Go Short experience with the most enthusiastic Go Short fans. For example, you know for certain you’re going to get a laugh when you visit Comedy Shorts, a yearly recurring program at Go Short. Because this year’s edition is during Easter, you’ll also see Easter Shorts, a film program that revolves around Easter eggs, salvation and hares. And do you want to set free your inner Mamma Mia, Sound of Music or La La Land? Bless your ears with unctuous harmonies and bombastic music productions at Musical Shorts.
Go Short the entire family (T.B.A.)
Let the young ones run wild during the Family Shorts and get them acquainted with shorts. Fun, playful films. The short length of these films guarantees you that these little rascals won’t lose their attention.
Family shorts 4+
Family shorts 10+
Late Night (T.B.A.)
Go Short goes around the clock. We don’t stop, because also late at night there are plenty of films to be watched up on the big screen. Get haunted by the horror shorts at Hooked on Horror, let your darkest desires run wild at Erotic Shorts and get mind-blown by the freakiest animation shorts of all time during film program Weird Animation.
Hooked on Horror
Talent development (T.B.A.)
Young filmmakers are chock-full of ambitions and big ideas. Go Short offers this talent the chance to show themselves to an international audience on an international festival. In context of talent development, the Gelderland Film Pitch was launched. Here, young filmmakers from the region of Nijmegen get the chance to produce and make a short film. Get to see more shorts of regional talent at Homegrown. At Go Ahead, you’ll see the best films of students attending film schools in The Netherlands.
Gelderland Film Pitch
Exclusively at Go Short (T.B.A.)
What you see is what you get at the Audience Favorites and Jury Favorites. Here, you’ll see the films with the highest ratings of both the audience and the jury. During the International Highlights, you can watch highly anticipated films, films that have proved their worth at various international film festivals. The European Audience Favorites is a film program where you see films that were selected as favorites by the European Short Film Audience at 10 different film festivals. Discover the personal favorites of our festival team that, for whatever reason, just didn’t make the cut in the regular programming at film program Kill Your Darlings.
European Audience Favorites
Kill Your Darlings
Audience Favorites (T.B.A.)
Jury Favorites (T.B.A.)