The Bureau brings together some of the best independent filmmakers working in short film. We are fighting to redefine the value and importance of short films as a stand-alone medium.

The Bureau brings together some of the best independent filmmakers working in short film. We are fighting to redefine the value and importance of short films as a stand-alone medium. Submit your film for consideration within The Bureau library.

Guidelines & Requirements

  • Runtime: Films need to be under 40 minutes.
  • Rights: Filmmakers must have rights and releases, including music.
  • Status: No premiere status required.
  • Genre: We accept all forms of short film except for music videos.
For more details on the submission process, what we look for, and other FAQs, please read through our guidelines & requirements

Refund Policy

Please be sure you want your short film to be considered for the Bureau library before submitting, unfortunately, we cannot refund a submission fee once submitted. The fee helps cover the cost and time of consideration and research.

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