HOW IT WORKS

All films screened at Shortcutz Amsterdam take part in the competition and are eligible to be entered into the Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards.

In every session, we screen two shorts by new Dutch talent.

A JURY team made up of some of the most respected names in the film industry watches all the films and votes for the Best Film of the Month.

Monthly winners get the chance to tour all over the world for our Mr. Zee International Audience Award. Monthly Winners and Runner-Up films from March until June will be screened in the next edition of Film By The Sea, from 13-22 of September 2019.

These winners automatically become nominees in the category of Mr. Zee Best Film at the Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards.

SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM ANNUAL AWARDS

Every January sees the best of Dutch short films honoured at the Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards.

All films screened at Shortcutz Amsterdam get the chance to be nominated for any of the Mr. Zee. categories at the event: Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Experimental, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Film. 

Prizes

  • The winner for Mr. Best Film is awarded €15,000 worth of services by FILMMORE and CAM-A-LOT, €7,500 each. 

  • CAM-A-LOT awards the winner of Mr Zee Best Cinematography with equipment rental worth € 2,500

  • FILMMORE awards the winner of Mr Zee Editing with post-production facilities worth € 2,500 . 


BE INSPIRED BY THE BEST

The prizes are presented to the winners by inspiring film personalities, who share a few words of advice for the new talent at the ceremony.

PREVIOUS GUESTS

Previous awards ceremonies have welcomed film personalities such as, legendary actor Rutger Hauer; cult film director Béla Tarr, Peter Greenaway, Oscar-nominees Hany Abu-Assad and Paula van der Oest, actor Gijs Scholten van Aschat, actress Monic Hendrickx, director Martin Koolhoven, among others.

Next to the competition, Shortcutz Amsterdam also honours the career of a film professional, whose work has contributed to the promotion of Dutch cinema at home and abroad.

Recipients of the Shortcutz Amsterdam Career Award have been: director George Sluizer, director Jos Stelling, actor Rutger Hauer, director / producer Pieter Kuijpers, director Heddy Honigmann and director Frans Weisz.

Check out some videos of our previous ceremonies

After-movie [AVAILABLE SOON]: 6th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards >> READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME   HERE

After-movie [AVAILABLE SOON]: 6th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards >> READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME HERE

After-movie: 5th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards >> READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME HERE

After-movie: 4th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards >> READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME HERE

After-movie: 3rd Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards

After-movie: 2nd Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards

After-movie: 1st Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards

SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE AWARD

In the beginning of December until the beginning of January, we will tour in more than 19 cities / 4 continents, to ask which one, from our monthly winners / nominees for Mr. Zee Best Film of the year, is your favourite film.

To host these special screenings we team up with the best partners in the business.

Previous partners include: 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Shortcutz Amsterdam is searching for the coolest short films from the new Dutch film talent!

Shortcutz Amsterdam accepts in competition short films:

  • from directors before their first feature film,

  • made in the last 12 months to the date of submission,

  • with less than 15 minutes,

  • Director or Producer must be from the NL or living in the Netherlands for more than 2 years or have a NL production company.


Your film must be subtitled in English (if it's in other language than English)

Accepted genres: live action, animation, documentary and experimental

Find out more and apply through film freeway.

 

* If you want to premiere at Shortcutz Amsterdam, please also use film freeway to submit the edit lock of your movie. Do not forget to mention in the notes of your application that your version is not final, describe the alterations that still need to be made and the estimated time of delivery.