Greetings Filmmakers to our IMDb qualifying film festival!

The Asia South East – Short Film Festival is a seasonal film festival that gives international audiences from Asia, Europe and North America who are living or travelling in the south east of Asia, a chance to see a wide variety of the great short films that are being produced from around the world. It is curated by the same team that produces the seasonal London-Seasonal Short Film Festival and the annual London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival. We screen all genres from drama to action to horror to documentary to comedy to animation and we prize originality above all. We have awards for different genres, production locations and technical and artistic talent. The festival organisers are very proud to be able to showcase the best work of both established and upcoming filmmakers. Our mission is to give recognition and plaudits to the creative talents we feel deserve it and to screen their work to our appreciative, cinema loving audience.


We offer awards in these categories:
– Drama Short
– Comedy Short
– Documentary Short
– Animation Short
– Horror Short
– Music Video
– Experimental Short
– Action/ Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Short
– Asian Short Film
– North American Short Film
– European Short Film
– Student Short Film
– Longer Short Film (10 – 15 minutes)
– Longest Short Film (15 – 30 minutes)
– Shorter Short Film (under 2 minutes)

& for these skills
– Best Film Direction
– Best Film Script
– Best Film Female Performance
– Best Film Male Performance
– Best Film Production
– Best Film Originality

Our judges will be drawn from the filmmaking community and cultural institutions and we are very geared to getting as much exposure for our festival and our filmmakers as possible so will be pushing for coverage both in online and print media.


In previous seasons, The Asia South East – Short Film Festival has screened fantastic films in both Phnom Penh and Saigon ( Hồ Chí Minh) the largest most dynamic city in Vietnam. For our 2019 season we will screen our films in the Paris of the East; Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Both Cambodia and Vietnam are countries with fascinating and eventful histories, they also have on average a very young and dynamic population and a creative and bohemian ex-pat community. We plan on holding future editions of our festival in other countries as well such as Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, all dynamic, exciting nations in this very beautiful region of the world.