Now in its 21st 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.

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

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

24fps 2019 will be held November 8-9 at the landmark Paramount Theatre in Abilene, Texas. Official Selection Films will be publicly screened in competition during the festival. There is no entry fee for submissions. The competition is open to film and video works produced after January 1, 2017 with a maximum running time of 20 minutes.