The Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival, a part of the Boulder Creek Film Festival, returns in 2018! We'll be putting together a slate of short films that will tour around the Bay Area and California from May through August, including a screening at the World Science Fiction convention in San Jose. We'll be putting together a program featuring short animations, narrative films, experimental pieces, and even appropriately science fiction-themed documentaries. We're looking exclusively for science fiction, fantasy and light horror films,

The Golden Marlin for Best Short Film

So, what are we looking for and what are the guidelines?

Glad you asked!

We're looking for all sorts of science fiction/fantasy/light horror films, regardless of budget or premiere status.

Short films - 1 frame to 40 minutes. One Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror program that will tour around Summer 2017. While any content or style is allowed, so long as it falls into science fiction/fantasy/light horror, extreme violence and/or hard core sex/nudity is unlikely to be programmed.

All awards will be determined by audience voting.

Overall Rating
  • Luca Deravignone

    Being selected from Boulder Creek Film Festival was great even if I didn't have the opportunity to attend, maybe next time! ;)

    October 2019
  • Great cinematic experience and amazing atmosphere

    September 2019
  • Robert Blake

    I submitted to this film festival because it was $2 and was screening in the Bay Area. Got a message I was an official selection, sent them everything they asked for and then NEVER heard from them again.

    Never heard when the screenings would be. Never heard where they would be. I followed up, and still never received an answer.

    If you want to spend $2 for a Laurel, then maybe it's worth your money, but other than that I would not submit.

    September 2019
  • Elaia Blades

    Awesome! Chris is a fantastic host, and the movie's selection was out of this world. I had a great time. Hope to be back next year.

    September 2018
  • Fantastic Festival. Great communication. Definitely recommend!

    September 2018