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2018 Short Film Festival

Chair: Bianca Violet
Submission period: 15 April–15 May 2018

The Bridges Short Film Festival was initiated by Reza Sarhangi in 2010, and has since become an integral part of the conference. The festival presents an annual reel of invited and juried short films exploring mathematical themes. See the gallery page for the contents of past short film festivals.

For this year’s festival, a small jury will evaluate all submissions and choose the very best to be part of the program screened in Waterloo. The program will include films, videos and animations that have been created for educational, corporate and artistic purposes, or just for fun. A variety of styles can be submitted, from visualizing objects or spaces, conceptual animations, mathematical stories and fairytales, art based on mathematical rules, exciting explanations and entertainment, and hopefully many more.

Short film submissions should not exceed 5 minutes in length and should also include some form of audio. A link to the film, a still image, and accompanying descriptions should be submitted between April 15 and May 15, 2018. Submissions of films to the 2018 Bridges Short Film Festival will be accepted only through the submission website.

If your film is selected, you will be responsible for delivering a production quality copy of your film for projection at the conference. Please provide a .mov file using H.264 compression. It may be possible to process different formats, however, we cannot guarantee to screen your film if a different format is submitted. The finished size should be at least 1280×720 pixels, and preferably 1920×1080 pixels.

In contrast to the rules for regular or short papers, authors of films accepted to the Bridges Short Film Festival do not need to attend the conference in person, though we highly recommend it.


  • Submission period: 15 April–15 May 2018
  • Author notification: 03 June 2018
  • Submission of production quality copy: 15 June 2018


If you have any questions regarding the short film festival, please contact the chair Bianca Violet at