Breaking Shorts

Breaking Shorts

Every year Breaking Ground works together with the Go Short International Short Film Festial in Nijmegen. Out of the hundreds of beautiful, interesting and moving student films we receive during the year, we select the 20 best films for the Breaking Shorts competition.

The 20 films in the Breaking Shorts competition compete for the Dioraphte Encouragement Award, stimulating the young talented filmmakers to keep on making masterpieces and becoming the next generation of famous filmmakers in Europe.

The winner of the Dioraphte Encouragement Award of 2015 is Mother Earth by Piotr Zlotorowicz (Poland)

The short Onder Ons won the VEVAM Go Short Award for best Dutch Short film and the Format Court Award.

The film The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs received a honourable mention.  


Films Shown


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.