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The 12th edition of Go Short takes place from 1 to 5 April 2020. On this page, you will find an overview of what you can expect during the festival. Click through for tickets, info, film blocks, and films.

In Competition

From more than 2,200 submissions, we selected the 103 best films for the competitions. Be surprised by the special stories of new and returning talent. Watch the shorts in the presence of their makers. Who is going home with the Go Short Awards?

That wich is to come is just a promise – Still 02 (1)

European Competition

Human Nature – still 02

Dutch Competition

Mars, Oman – still 03

Student Competition

Careful – still 02

Music Video-Competition



The Go Short Awards will be presented on Saturday evening 4 April. On Sunday you can see the winners in these film blocks.

In Focus: Noorwegen and Special Guests

Get to know the oeuvre of our filmmakers in focus. Go Short 2020 focuses its spotlights on Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Nikola Ilić and versatile film country Norway.

Short film All Inclusive

We Are Corina and Nikola

Beast – still 01

We Are Norway

We Are Nature

During the 12th edition of Go Short, we focus on the future of nature, but also on its strength: how insignificant are people in the violence of the earth? And what strategies are created to artificially preserve or even mimic nature? We zoom in on these questions in four different programs.

The Forest – still 02

We Are Nature

Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea – Still 01

Baby Cinema

Call of the Wild – still 01 (1)

Talk: Radboud Reflects – De Wilde Mens

Late Night

Stay up for the exciting and hilarious Late Night program, with shorts about queer love, terrifying horror, and DJs saving lives. Or be surprised by separate shorts in the program What did I just watch?

Athleticus Synchronised Trampoline – still 01

What did I just watch?

The Burden – still 01

Horror Shorts

Acid Rain – still 02

A Dj Saved My Life

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All You Need Is (Queer) Love


Go Short loves short film, but that’s not all. Every year we are searching for interesting collaborations with different (local) parties. We are proud to work together with these three organisations: Oddstream, De Bastei and RUIS.

Woodpecker1 – Menno Vermeulen

Marco Barotti – The Woodpeckers


De Bastei


Willem de Haan @ RUIS


There is so much to see on Go Short that it cannot always be put in boxes. So get excited and be surprised by these extra programs.

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark – still 02

On Topic

A Single Life – still 011

Dutch Animation Classics


Oscars and European Film Awards

Body Language Zone – still 02

Yes We Dance!

The Death of a Tiger Mother – still 031

Comedy Shorts


Young filmmakers are full of ambition and the greatest ideas. Go Short gives this talent the chance to show itself at an international film festival. Homegrown and Gelders DOEK let the talent from our region shine on the big screen. Go Ahead introduces you to promising makers of Dutch film schools. And Go Short also offers a stage for young writers to write a story in Story Slam.

Family Food – still 01

Go Ahead

KNUST, the pioneers of riso print – Still 031


Mr Mare – still 01

Go Short x De Nieuwe Oost | Wintertuin x ArtEZ: Story Slam

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Gelders DOEK


In the 48 Hour Film Project, teams take on the challenge of producing a short film in the weekend before Go Short. We will see the results during the festival.

HannaVerboom5_Jane Zijlstra

Talk Short

Awardshow – Mario Ruiz (39)

48 Hour Film Project



Go Shorty! & Youth program

The youngest film lovers and filmmakers are also in their element at Go Short. Go Shorty! offers the best films and workshops for families and children (4 to 14 years) and Het moet niet gekker worden is a special program with weird and awesome shit (13 to 18 years).

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Het moet niet gekker worden


Go Shorty!

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Go Shorty for Grown-Ups