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Dates, Deadlines, and Fees

Earlybird Submissions
March 01 - 31, 2024 (Submit in March and enjoy our lowest entry fee!)
$15 ($10 high school category)
Regular Submissions
April 01 - 30, 2024
$20 ($12 high school category)
Late Submissions
May 01 - May 31, 2024
$25 ($15 high school category)
Extended Deadline
June 01 - June 20, 2024 (Submissions will not be accepted after Thursday, June 20, 2024)
$30 ($20 high school category)

What are we looking for? 

Short Films, 20 minutes in length or less.

Choose the category that best fits your film.  

(The festival will curate a variety of screening blocks utilizing chosen submissions.  Screening blocks may or may not be genre specific.)



Submit a romantic short film that captivates audiences with genuine chemistry between characters and a heartfelt narrative that enhances the romantic atmosphere. Keeping it concise with your storytelling leaves a lasting impact on viewers.



Submit an adventure short film that showcases a captivating story with characters facing challenges that resonate with the audience. Embrace adrenaline-inducing moments, ensuring a concise yet thrilling narrative that leaves viewers wanting more.



Craft an enchanting world with imaginative storytelling and visual elements, transporting audiences into a realm of magic and wonder. Create a concise narrative leaving viewers spellbound by your fantasy universe.



Submit a gripping horror short film that combines heart-pounding suspense, compelling characters, and eerie tension. Infuse your narrative with innovative scares, ensuring the audience experiences a thrilling journey into the unknown.


Submit a short film that captivates from the opening scene, utilizing a compelling narrative, well-defined characters, and skillful cinematography. Make every moment count, ensuring the film engages the audience, offering a unique perspective or a fresh take on your chosen theme.



Craft a compelling short film that reflects your unique voice, focusing on a relatable theme or emotion. Pay attention to concise and clear storytelling, engaging characters, and the technical aspects of filmmaking to make an impression on your audience.

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