Breaking Shorts

Breaking Shorts

Breaking Shorts is the student competition of Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (GS). Together with Go Short, Breaking Ground thinks that student films are often just as interesting or well made as 'normal' short films. This is why Go Short decided to include a student section at the festival and BG and GS (both focussing on European films only) joined forced to make this happen.

From the start of the festival in 2009 Breaking Ground provides Go Short every year with the selection of the 20 best European student films.

For every festival we receive around 700 films. You can imagine that we have some difficulties with making the programme (as we can only select 20), but up until now we've seen some great filmmakers and films pass by and we've been very proud to be able to present them to a wide audience in Nijmegen (The Netherlands).


The upcoming European film talent we think is worth following. Discover the new Lars von Trier or Pedro Almodóvar.


Films by young filmmakers that caught our eye and we would love for you to see as well.


Breaking Ground unfortunately seized to exist in may 2016. However, here you can still find our past events.


News about us, our partners, the film world, other film festivals and announcements.