The BlueCat Short Film Festival is now closed for submissions.
Selected films will screen in Los Angeles at the Landmark Theatre on April 30th, 2019.
Awards will be given at the festival in the following categories:
Our inaugural 2018 lineup included:
Directed by Omar Al Dakheel
Directed by Alicia MacDonald
Directed by Shanrica Evans
Directed by Jennifer Boles
Do No Harm
Directed by Marielle Woods
Directed by Sarah-Leigh Burger
Directed by Steve Sears
Directed by Tessa Hoffe
The Eleven O’Clock
Directed by Derin Seale
Towards the Sun
Directed by Monica Santis
Since placing in BlueCat's Short Film festival, our finalists have gone on to receive other prestigious achievements:
The Eleven O'Clock, directed by Derin Seale, was nominated for an Oscar in 2018 for Best Live Action Short Film.
New Zealand Filmmaker, Tessa Hoffe (winner of BSFF), has placed in over six festivals for her short film Spinosaurus.
UK Filmmaker, Alicia MacDonald, won Gold at the Young Directors Award in Cannes Lions for her short film Bad News.
Ablution, Directed by Omar Al Dakheel, won the best LGBT film award at Bolton Film Festival and has been the official selection in several other festivals. Ablution is set to premiere in the Middle-East and will be one of the first LGBT films to be screened in a Muslim country.
Selected films will be screened at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles on April 30th, 2019.
Winners will be announced at the end of the festival for the following categories:
Submitted films must be original, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
All ages are eligible.
All submissions must be in English or provide English subtitles.
Short submissions must be under 50 minutes.
There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
Films must be produced after January 1st, 2015.
Competition judges, readers and employees of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families are not eligible to enter.
Previous winners of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition are not eligible.
Past and present produced scripts consulted on through Gordy Hoffman’s screenplay consultation service or the BlueCat workshops are not eligible.
Past and present USC and UCLA students of Gordy Hoffman are not eligible.