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Shakespeare Shorts 2020

Our global short film competition

Shakespeare Shorts is an annual short film competition brought to you by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Submissions are welcomed from film-makers of all ages and abilities, anywhere in the world.

2020 Winners Announcements

Drumroll please.... Watch our panel of expert judges select the top three finalists from each category and follow the link below to find out who was crowned our overall festival winner by Sir Kenneth Branagh! 

Best interpretation of a passage from Shakespeare (up to 10 mins)


Best film inspired by Shakespeare (up to 10 mins)


Best Shakespeare themed Animation (up to 5 mins)

Kenneth Branagh

Find out who Sir Kenneth Branagh selected as our overall Shakespeare Shorts festival winner and read his feedback on the winning films in each category. 

"Congratulations to all these wonderfully talented filmmakers, and thanks to our ever present collaborator, William Shakespeare!"

> Watch the winning films and read Kenneth Branagh's comments

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