Length: Short films need to be 40 minutes or less. We prefer most films sit on the shorter end of that spectrum—the average film we feature is 10 minutes. The longer your film, the tougher judges we tend to be.
No premiere status is required. So, don’t wait to submit your film.
We require films to have all necessary rights and releases secured for us to feature them. Yes, this includes music.
Free to View:
We only select films that are free for audiences.
What We Look For
We look for great stories that brave new territory. We value great characters, interesting new worlds, and stories that surprise us over fancy visual effects, famous actors, or silly one-liners that often feed much of online videos. The best way to understand what we look for is to watch the short films in our collection. You can get a good sense of our taste by looking at what we have curated in the past.
Unfortunately we cannot refund a submission fee once you’ve submitted your film. Please make absolutely sure you want to submit your film before doing so. As with other festivals, your fee is paid for your film to be considered. By no means does submitting your film guarantee that your film will be accepted. If your film is not accepted, your submission fee is not refunded.