Call for films for SWF 2022 is closed! 2023 submissions from 87 countries!

Call for entries for 14th Short Waves Festival is now closed! We are overwhelmed with joy and submissions cause this year we have received over 2000 short films from 87 countries – more than 400 submitted projects than in 2021 – THANK YOU! Our Selection Committees are watching every single one of them to determine filmmakers whose shorts will be presented during the festival in June and get the opportunity to be awarded within 5 SWF competitions: International Competition, Polish Competition, Polish Experimental Film Competition, Urban View Competition and Dances with Camera Competition. This year the total prize pool is 47.000 PLN! The winners will be chosen by a professional Jury members from film and art industry, but also by SWF Audience, who will vote for their favorite films and grant several Audience Awards.

Transparency Document: submissions and selection process

“The core of our almost year-long work is creating a valuable competition program, where there is a space for creativity and new voices, experimenting in terms of film language and bringing up the most important as well as marginalized topics. We also believe that by creating mutual trust in the film and festival industry we are able to not only develop our Festival but also show good practices and transparency of communication which is immensely important in creating film events and networks.

Therefore, document showcasing transparent selection process comes from a natural need for sharing knowledge that is crucial as well as well-known for our team and could be helpful for anyone involved in the film industry.”

Learn more about our selection process.


14th Short Waves Festival will take place in June 14-19, 2022 in Poznań & ONLINE!

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