The BlueCat Short Film Festival is now accepting submissions.

Selected films will screen in Los Angeles at the Landmark Theatre on April 21st & 22nd 2020.

Awards will be given at the festival in the following categories:

Best Short
Best Director
Best Script
Best Performance

Our inaugural 2018 lineup included:

Directed by Omar Al Dakheel

Bad News
Directed by Alicia MacDonald

Directed by Shanrica Evans

Cowboy Town
Directed by Jennifer Boles

Do No Harm
Directed by Marielle Woods

Mite-y Beard 
Directed by Sarah-Leigh Burger 

Special Feature
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 21st & 22nd 2020.

Winners will be announced at the end of the festival for the following categories:

Best Short
Best Director
Best Script
Best Performance

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, 2016.

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.