We will thrill 1600 festival attendees with independently produced short science fiction and fantasy films from around the region and across the globe. BSSSFFF features live action and animated films in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror from some of the best independent filmmakers this side of the Crab Nebula.

Awards will be given in both the Live Action and Animation category based upon audience preferences.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 film festivals were virtual and online. For 2022 we expect to return to our live event.

Award certificates to the top 3 (or more) films in each area, based upon audience voting.

-Films submitted by March 31, 2022 are given top priority. After that date other films may be allowed based upon needs of the festival. Goal is to screen approximately 20 films over a 4 hour period.
-Films should be between 5 and 15 minutes long, be either live action or animated, and in the science fiction, fantasy or horror genre.
- Submit film electronically either by cloud-storage transfer, email or via flash drive, CD or DVD. See application form at:

Overall Rating
  • Megan Marra

    What a wonderful festival. We were so proud to have Where Do You Get Off screen with such a great group of short films.

    May 2021