The European Competition will consist of shorts in all genres that have been made in (geographical) Europe. The films are eligible for the Go Short Award for Best European Short in the four different categories. The awarded animation and fiction films also receive an Academy Award Qualifier.
The Dutch Competition is a selection of films made in the Netherlands, from which the best film will be awarded with the Go Short Award for Best Dutch Short as well as an Academy Award Qualifier. All competition films are also in the running for the Audience Award.
The Student Competition will consist of short films in all genres made in European film schools. The best film will be awarded with an Encouragement Award. All films are also competing for the Audience Award.
The Youth Competition consists out of a selection of short films, in all genres, from the above three competitions. The best film will be awarded with the Go Short Youth Award.