About the Festival

About the Festival

Short Waves Festival is an international short film festival. Its 14th edition will be taking place in June 14 – 19, 2022 in Poznan.



Film screenings, prestigious awards, educational and industry program, festival club.

…and to the point

Society, culture, film, contemporary art, architecture and dance with regard to transformations that these domains are subjected to.


Short Waves Festival is one of the most significant Polish festivals presenting exclusively short films.

It’s a constellation of cinematic events scattered around Poznań’s urban landscape. Competition screenings are its core – sets of short films encompassing five categories: International Competition, Polish Competition, Dances with Camera, Urban View and Polish Experimental Short Film Competition.

Short Waves Festival additionally presents unconventional screening selections such as Comedy, Horror and Kinky Shorts, focus program (including geographic focus – we will be presenting the cinematography of Austria during the 2021 edition), industry segment, audiovisual events, music events. It also reaches beyond the screening room: open airs, clubs, art galleries, theatres and Poznanians’ private gardens known as Random Garden Cinema series. Thanks to the continuation of the new hybrid form introduced in 2020, those seven days of June are going to consist of events and screenings taking place both offline in Poznań as well as online.