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Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2010

The 29th Uppsala International Short Film Festival takes place 25-31 October 2010.

This festival is Sweden’s premier festival for short films, having both the national recognition of the Swedish Film Institute and international renown.

More than 300 films are screened each year in the different sections of the festival, which includes International Competition, National Competition, Children´s Film Competition, special programmes and retrospectives.


Short films of all genres, excluding advertising and propaganda films, with a running time of no more than 40 minutes are accepted for consideration.


All participating films in the International Competition compete for the following awards:

  • Uppsala Grand Prix
    The award goes to the director of the best film in the International Competition.
  • Special Prize of the Jury
  • The Audience Award


  • Short films of all genres, excluding advertising and propaganda films, with a running time of no more than 40 minutes are accepted for consideration. Eligible screening formats are 35 mm, Digital Betacam PAL, Betacam SP PAL. Please observe that the specification of screening format on the entry form is binding and that any format change , even between otherwise eligible screening formats, can result in disqualification from competion.
  • Entries must have been produced no earlier than two years prior to the deadline (i.e. after 30 June 2008). Entries or accepted films can be disqualified have they had commercial distribution or television screenings in Sweden prior to the festival.
  • Prints or screening copies with other than English dialogue/commentary must have English subtitles. The festival reserves the right to consider exceptions for films with Swedish dialogue/commentary.
  • There are no fees for participating in the International Competition. Participants are not entitled to claim rental or other fees for the screenings of their films at the festival.
  • All entries for the International Competition may be considered for the Children´s Film Festival.
  • Preview copies and/or other material will not be returned.
  • Dispatches from non-EU member states must be marked “for cultural use only, no commercial value” and must not state the value of the shipment for customs as amounting to more than €10. Costs arising from wrongful declarations will be charged to the account of the sender.
  • The deadline for entry is 30 June 2010. Entry forms and preview DVD that arrive later than deadline will not be considered.
  • Decisions regarding the selection of films will be reached by the end of August and a full list of the selected films will be published on the website by September 15.
  • All preview copies and submitted entry information may be included in a video library for individual viewing by accredited guests.
  • All preview copies may be stored in the festival archive and used for research purposes.
  • Submitted entry information may be included in a searchable online database.
  • All selected films will be presented in the festival catalogue and on the festival website.
  • In the event of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the regulations, the interpretation of the festival will take precedence.

How to enter?

Entry must be made on the 2010 entry form supplied by the Uppsala International Short Film Festival. Entry of a film is binding and implies acceptance of the regulations.

The completed entry form should be accompanied by a preview copy on DVD and preferrably stills from the film, the director´s biography and filmography. Preview DVD and signed entry form must have arrived at the festival office no later than 14 days after completed online registration. Preview copies with other than English or Swedish dialogue/commentary must be subtitled or accompanied by a dialogue list in English or Swedish, or they will not be considered.

All preview copies and screening copies sent by post should be sent to:

Uppsala International Short Film Festival
PO Box 2104,
SE-750 02 Uppsala,