With 20 competitive categories ranging from student projects to documentaries to animated tales, ShortFest offers plenty of ways to win big -- and prize money, film stock, and production services valued at more than $70,000 USD are all awaiting the best of the best. But success at ShortFest is only the beginning: all first-place winners in ShortFest's Live-Action and Animated Categories become eligible for Academy Awards nominations.
Due to its close proximity to the entertainment capital of the world, ShortFest is an ideal environment for the development of valuable relationships with industry players who can accelerate careers. From morning until late into the night, ShortFest offers an array of receptions, seminars, master classes, and one-on-one meetings engineered to foster discussion and collaboration. In previous years, popular ShortFest Forums have tackled topics including "Taking Your Content to Market," "Meet the Agents, Managers, and Actors," and more.
March 10, 2014 - Regular Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
ShortFest showcases and markets the world's best short-form cinema and its creators.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
When selecting films for competition, ShortFest honors ingenuity, creativity, and verve. Great shorts are presented in all genres and styles, and ShortFest is dedicated to promoting them to the world with all the enthusiasm and expertise they deserve. Since the inception of ShortFest, 95 of its featured shorts-including Toyland, Freeheld, and God of Love -- have snagged Academy Awards nominations.