The 4th Annual Clean Shorts Film Festival will take place April 6-7, 2018, with two screening venues, on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, Oklahoma. Our spacious seminar center will be the main stage where every single official selection will screen. Our second venue will be the extremely popular "Nominees On Demand" screening room! We love to cater to our guests. One way we do this is allowing you to order food (Concessions & Food Truck fare) from your mobile device and having it delivered to your seat, so you never have to miss a moment of the great films.

Clean Shorts Film Festival is an excellent opportunity for independent filmmakers to screen their films to a welcoming audience in a hospitable environment on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, nestled in the wooded rural area of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Clean Shorts is established for filmmakers who are open to producing films that are appropriate for a wide array of audiences, and rewards those whose creativity excels in various categories.

Clean Shorts thrives to create a climate that nurtures filmmaker networking and camaraderie with the added excitement of competition. Our goal is to stimulate the passion of veteran and aspiring filmmakers bringing them together to expand the growth of the independent film industry.

Saturday afternoon we will host a filmmaker mixer which will include a panel discussion featuring Award Winning Director Ryan Bellgardt (Army of Frankensteins, Gremlin & Jurassic Games). Ryan will discuss his filmmaking success and distribution opportunities for independent filmmakers.

To conclude the festival Saturday night, we will host a salute to veterans which will include screening of the short film 21 Guns, and the documentary, Journey to Honor, followed by an Awards Ceremony, in which top films will receive the custom made Rusty Reel Award!

Don’t miss out on one of the coolest, filmmaker-oriented festivals on the circuit!

The Top Film in each category will receive custom trophies designed and manufactured at EOC Technology Center.

* Best Gym Short (High School Film
* Best Okie Gym Short (Oklahoma High School)
* Best Varsity Short (College)
* Best Shorty Short
* Best Medium Short
* Best XL Short
* Best Music Video
* Best Oklahoma Short
* Best Documentary Short
* Best Animated Short
* Best Foreign Short
* Audience Choice

Clean Shorts Film Festival Rules:

All genres will be accepted for entry with the exception of adult subject matter.

All films accepted will meet the festival guidelines, which is based on the motion picture rating system, PG rating, with strict adherence to the following:

• No Vulgarity
• No F*Bombs
• No Nudity
• No Gore
• No Adult Oriented Material

Films should be appropriate for all audiences.

Foreign Language Films must have English Subtitles.

Official Selections will be based on adherence to the Clean Shorts Film Festival Guidelines, Judges Scoring Process, and the discretion of the Clean Shorts Film Festival Organizing Committee.

Clean Shorts Film Festival encourages filmmaker's to submit family oriented films. All genres will be accepted, including but not limited to Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Animation, etc.

Many customized awards including student film awards, and music video awards will be presented to filmmakers during the Awards Program on the closing night of our festival.

Entry & Screening:

Entry & Screening materials will not be returned unless paid shipping is provided. Entries may be submitted in the following formats: DVD, Data DVD, Blu-Ray, USB drive or digital transfer. Entry fees must be in U.S. Dollars and received in form of U.S. Bank Check or Money Order. Online payments are also accepted through

Entry fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.

All entries selected for screening receive two (2) event passes in addition to other benefits.

Clean Shorts Film Festival does not accept pornography, gore or vulgarity.

Accepted entries will be requested to provide additional materials including Digital Poster, Filmmaker-Director Bio, High Resolution Color stills, and a Cast/Credit information sheet.

Clean Shorts will contact applicants at various times regarding their film, thus an e-mail address is required.

Screening dates, times and number of screenings is at the sole discretion of the festival programmer.

By digitally signing and submitting an entry, submitter expressly agrees to be bound by the terms of the official rules and regulations including but not limited to release of their submission. Additionally, submitter expressly states that he/she/they have the authority to waive any interest, right, or claim of any other party may have with regard to their interest in the submission. Further, submitter expressly agrees to defend and hold Clean Shorts Film Festival harmless from any claim arising out the use or release of the submission.

Overall Rating
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    Kevin Saxby

    I was not able to attend as I go to school in Vancouver, BC. But they had great and prompt responses by email and were super helpful! Even shipped me my award.

    April 2017
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    Marlisa Doubell

    Great value and overall communication, kind thanks to all at Clean Shorts Film Festival.

    April 2017
  • Although I wasn't able to attend in person, communication from the festival team was excellent so you really felt part of it.

    April 2017
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    Brian Elliott

    Appreciate including us in the fest!

    April 2017
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    Marissa Pruett

    I loved attending Clean Shorts Film Fest. I'm new to the industry, but I met several other filmmakers and felt very included and valued at the fest. It was a fun experience, and I hope to attend again next year.

    April 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marissa! We appreciate you attending, and the kind review! Congratulations on the win!