Short film competition

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival

Submissions for the 9th edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival are now open! Filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers are invited to submit their works for the International and Romanian Short Film Competitions of the festival that will take place between September 7 – 10, 2023, under the theme of “clusters”.

Raindance Open Shorts Night

What is the Raindance Open Shorts Night?

Filmmakers present their work and have the opportunity to network & discuss their creations with the audience and filmmakers alike. 

Both industry professionals and first-timers bring their shorts, making the quality of cinema at each event both diverse and entertaining. 

And with such a broad spectrum of new work being screened, each event is a genuine reflection of the current output of the London indie filmmaking community.

The aim is to create a pathway for finding local gems, and making them eligible for Raindance’s official selection.


The top 5-10 films will be screened OFF COMPETITION in a special Shorts Program Playlist at the 2023 Raindance Film Festival online platform.


Love at First Like: A Valentine’s Day Short Film Competition

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, and in today’s digital age, love can come in many forms. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of our “Love at First Like” short film competition, a Valentine’s Day, digital love-themed competition that will be hosted on Instagram.

The theme of the competition is “Digital Love,” and we’re looking for original and creative one-minute films that explore the theme in any way you see fit. Whether it’s a romantic comedy about a couple who met online, a heart-wrenching drama about long-distance love, Ai-involved love, or something in between, we want to see what you can come up with.

How to Take Part:

1) Shoot a film following all these conditions:

Urban Legend Short Film Competition

This year, as Raindance brings back some iconic mavericks, we thought we would highlight one this Halloween… The Blair Witch Project! In the legend, The Blair Witch, Elly Kedward, terrorized the town of Blair, now Burkittsville, during the late 1700’s and was executed for her crimes.

So what is your favourite Urban Legend?

Show us in a 1 minute short film for the chance to have your film screened at Raindance Film Festival 2022!!

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