Now in its 24th year, the 24fps International Short Film Festival has earned a reputation for presenting some of the most unique and challenging exhibition programming on the festival circuit.

The mission of 24fps is to celebrate and encourage student and independent filmmakers. Festival public screening programs are designed to highlight the creator as much as the work itself. All exhibited films are introduced by a commentator, and filmmakers in attendance are given the opportunity to speak to the festival audiences at the close of their film’s exhibition.

The films are exhibited as part three curated programs. All films are screened in the festival exhibition venue, the landmark Paramount Theatre, which is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

24fps provides and preserves the space for independent artists to create and present original, authentic new work.

Grand Jury Prize--$1000 (USD)
Silver Medal--$600 (USD)
Bronze Medal--$400 (USD)
Audience Award--$500 (USD)
Horizon Award for Best Student and/or Best First Film--$600 (USD)

Kurosawa Award (Creative Excellence) --Trophy
Luminaria Award (Cinematography) -- Trophy
Red Citation Humanitarian Award --Trophy

Certificate Awards:
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay
International Fiction
US Fiction
Production Design
Original Score

24fps 2023 will be held November 3-4 at the landmark Paramount Theatre in Abilene, Texas. Official Selection Films will be publicly screened in competition during the festival. The competition is open to film and video works produced after January 1, 2021 with a maximum running time of 20 minutes. Visit our website for more information on our festival:

Overall Rating
  • Javid Farahani

    It was an honor for me and thank you for your professional team⚘

    November 2022
  • Mahdi Barqzadegan

    I think it is so great festival and i am so happy for attending in this festival.

    November 2022
  • no assistance and no information other badly spent money!

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Francesco--We are sorry that you had such a difficult experience with our festival. If you could give us more details, we night be able to understand your position and in some way work to give you a better experience in the future. We receive more than 4,200 submissions a year, so the process is very detailed and sometimes those details slips though the cracks. please accept our apologies.