call for entries!

The SundanceTV Shorts competition embodies the true spirit of the SundanceTV channel. Providing a platform for independent storytelling, it shines a spotlight on new and emerging talent.

This year's winning entrant and three runners-up will have their films broadcast on SundanceTV later in the year.

Submit your film

Premiere your film on Sundance TV

Here are the rules to submit your film:
– Submissions must be under 15 minutes

– The contest is only open to individuals who have directed or produced a film (not companies)

– You must be at least 18 years old to enter

– The film must be submitted with English subtitles, if it is not an English language film

– All genres welcome including, but not limited to, narrative, documentary, animation, etc.


Cultural Partner

South Africa

  • DFI

Meet the jurors

  • Harold Gronenthal
    Harold Gronenthal
    HAROLD GRONENTHAL As Executive Vice President, Programming and Marketing for AMC Networks International, Harold Gronenthal oversees programming, scheduling, acquisitions, network operations and marketing of AMC Networks’ popular and award-winning brands.
  • Annemarie Jacir
    Annemarie Jacir
    Palestinian filmmaker and poet ANNEMARIE JACIR, has forged new artistic territory, having written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Two of her films have premiered as Official Selections in Cannes, one in Berlin and in Venice, Locarno, and Telluride. All three of her feature films were Palestine's official Oscar entries. Founder of Philistine Films, she collaborates regularly with fellow filmmakers as an editor, screenwriter and producer.  In 2018, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and also served on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival and Berlinale. She is a cofounder of the newly established Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research in Bethlehem, fulfilling a family dream of establishing a space for the arts in Palestine.
  • Sophia Al-Maria
    Sophia Al-Maria
    SOPHIA AL-MARIA is a Qatari-American writer and artist. Her video art work has been shown in many contexts from solo shows at the Tate Britain and the Whitney Museum to group shows at community colleges and online fundraising platforms.  Most recently she wrote a television series called Little Birds (Sky Atlantic) starring Yumna Marwan and Juno Temple set in Tangier 1955. Her first book The Girl Who Fell to Earth (Harper Collins) was published in 2012. Her second book Sad Sack (Bookworks UK) is her favorite though.
  • Uma Thurman
    Uma Thurman
    UMA THURMAN is best known for her iconic roles in Quentin Tarantino’s cult classics, Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill franchisewhich garnered her an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination respectively. She has starred in many acclaimed films, including Dangerous LiaisonsHenry & JuneThe Truth About Cats & Dogs and Gattaca. Thurman earned a Golden Globe Award for “Hysterical Blindness,” which she produced and starred in. Recently, Thurman was awarded The Actors Fund’s Medal of Honor at their annual gala in New York City.