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    We’ve got frames, you create the pictures.


The ASFC has been driven by the simple idea to provoke aspiring filmmakers to move from a ready-steady to a GO position. GO Create, GO Film! All excuses against doing so are certainly eliminated by the provision of a clear structure, professional workshops & mentoring, and tangible incentives to make ASFC so intriguing to even convince the Terminator in quitting his killing-people-duties for a week to grab a camera and join the competition.

What is ASFC?

The Aarhus Short Film Challenge (ASFC) is an annual internationally recognized short film competition based in Aarhus, Denmark. The participating teams have 7 days to create a short film that applies 2 randomly selected topics + a line of dialog and is no longer than 4 minutes. This time frame serves as a firestarter button releasing creativity bullets, rather than having a restrictive function. Participants from all around the world are welcome to submit their films online.

The best ten films are screened afterwards at the Awards Gala, after evaluation from jury made up of film professionals and send to different screenings in Denmark and Europe.


Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.

Robert Altman


ASFC is aiming at creating the best ambience for your |Creativity flower | to bloom and flourish. Therefore, in addition to the main event there is a strong educational panel |The Soil | represented by engaging workshops by leading filmmaking professionals that physically take place in Aarhus during the filming week, but are also streamed online therefore accessible to the international participants and audience.

Pre-event | ASFC Movie screenings

A strong shot of inspiration | 14 ASFC short movies | Networking & sharing experience | DOKK1 | Thursday, Oct 6th, 19.00 - 21.30h Read more

Opening cocktail | Virtual hat

Space & Time parameters | Dome of Visions | Sunday, Oct 16th, 18.30 – 21.00h Life Streaming | www.shortfilmchallenge.dk | Aarhus Short Film Challenge@Facebook Read more

Creating Universes and Storytelling

Space & Time | DOKK1, Meeting room 2 | Monday, Oct 17th, 17.30 – 19.00h Matt Charnock is a professional photographer and actor…and way beyond that. Read more

Find your voice in the gear

Space & Time parameters | DOKK1, Meeting room 2 | Monday, Oct 17th, 19.30 – 21.00h. Kevin Pedersen is an Aarhus based photographer and videographer. Read more

Keys for Generating Creative Images

Space & Time | DOKK1, Meeting room 2 | Tuesday, Oct 18th, 18.00 – 20.00h | Theodor Klostergaard is a creative consultant and concept developer. Read more

Yoga for Filmmakers with Nadia Lunn

Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Space & Time parameters | DOKK1, Meeting room 2 | Wednesday, Oct 19th, 19.00 – 20.30h Read more

Acting Skill-Sharing Through Gamification

with Tobias Lunn Nielsen Note| The event can fit & inspirationally-feed a limited amount... Read more

A Night to Remember | ASFC’16 Gala Awards

Join us to celebrate the ASFC’16 Gala Awards Evening with the 10 best short movie finalists | DOKK1, Great Hall| Friday, Oct 28th, 19.00 – 21.00h Read more

GRRR-After Party | ASFC'16

A one-of-a-kind event in an extraordinary GRISK galleri setting with a SECRET NIGHT LIFE of an AUTHENTIC WINE BAR. Space & Time parameters | GRISK galleri| Friday, Oct 28th, 21.30h
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