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Which Film Festivals Accept Online Shorts?

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Is your short online and your heart is set on premiering it for audiences at the Cannes, Berlin, Edinburgh, Maryland or Chicago International film festivals? Well, kiss those dreams goodbye as those five festivals are among a number of fests that disallow shorts that the filmmakers have previously placed online. The good news, however, is that an increasingly number of important festivals, including Sundance and SXSW, accept online shorts. The folks at Short of the Week have compiled the Essential List of Festivals and Online Eligibility, a list that concludes that two thirds of today’s fests welcome such submissions. View the complete list at the link.

Above still: from Lauren Wolkstein’s Social Butterfly, which premiered at Sundance this year before also playing SXSW. It did not premiere online, but it could have!

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