more than a film festival, more than a film platform, more than A NETWORKING PLACE


Shortcutz Amsterdam

Shortcutz Amsterdam is the only initiative in The Netherlands exclusively focussing on promoting new Dutch film talent, and connecting up-and-coming filmmakers with established professionals.

We promote new Dutch cinema through our network of over 30 partners – including Eye Film Museum, Pathé cinemas, festivals around the world, and several special affiliated events.

Through our weekly sessions at De Kring, we showcase the work of new Dutch film talent, and invite film professionals to share their stories and insight. Filmmakers get the chance to promote their work, talk to their audience, and interact with professionals.

Film-lovers have the opportunity to watch films, learn about new talent, and get to know their favourite Dutch filmmakers.

All films screened at Shortcutz Amsterdam are watched by a JURY TEAM made up of some of the most respected names of the industry and are eligible to compete at the Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards.

And it’s all done while sipping a nice cold beer (or a glass of wine, whatever you prefer – we don’t judge). Check out our EVENTS.


Shortcutz Network

Shortcutz Amsterdam is part of a wider project spread across Europe and Brazil – the SHORTCUTZ NETWORK.

SHORTCUTZ NETWORK is an urban and international short films’ movement. It has grown to become one of the biggest networking platforms in the world of its kind and the only international creative movement that prioritizes diversity and inclusion amongst filmmakers, national film production and free circulation of films and ideas. All at the same time.

The movement was founded in Lisbon, in 2010, and since then it has spread around the world. Our innovative network format is shaping and accompanying the way society is evolving and lifestyles are changing.

Our mission is to promote and support young talents of the new world cinema, the direct interaction between artists and the public, and implement a constant and stimulating presence of cinema and art in the habits and cultural DNAs of our cities. All of which with a strong influence in social, political, cultural, technological and economic advances of contemporary societies.

SHORTCUTZ NETWORK's active cities are: Amsterdam | Berlin | Faro | Figueiró dos Vinhos | Funchal | Guimarães | Lisbon | Oeiras | Ovar | Porto | Rio de Janeiro | Santa Catarina | Vila Real | Viseu | Aruba | Zurich and other cities are coming soon.

If you and your city would like to join our incredible project, get in touch: