The 8th Annual Clean Shorts Film Festival will take place May 6-7, 2022, 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. Multiple other screening venues will allow attendees many opportunities to view our selections, including the extremely popular "Nominees On Demand" screening room!

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.

To conclude the festival Saturday night, we will host an Awards Ceremony, in which top films will receive the custom-made Award!

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


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

* Best Gym Short (High School filmmakers from any location)
* Best Okie Gym Short (High School filmmakers from Oklahoma)
* Best Varsity Short (College filmmakers
* Best Shorty Short
* Best Petite Short
* Best Medium Short
* Best XL Short
* Best Music Video
* Best Oklahoma Short
* Best Documentary Short
* Best Animated Short
* Best Foreign Short
* Audience Choice

- Film Categories may vary, based on submitted films.

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 filmmakers to submit films suitable for all ages. 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 must be submitted as a digital video file. Entry fees accepted through Filmfreeway.com.

Entry fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.

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 the number of screenings are at the sole discretion of the festival programmer.

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

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  • sheri ratick stroud

    In this challenging time Ben did an amazing job in keeping us all informed and updated. I would recommend this festival as one to submit to as I will again. Ben cares about film and filmmakers. Bravo. Thank you for the honor of having 3 of our films screen.

    May 2021
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great festival that treated us well! Thank you so much!

    May 2021
  • Thank you for including my film The Puppet!

    May 2021
  • I typically haven't reviewed any film festivals this last year due to the pandemic, which has turned every festival upside down and has made me unable to travel to any of them, and thus I can't really rate them, but I will review this one. Ben did a great job with making this festival happen in the midst of this terrible pandemic and being flexible enough to make it go virtual. Most flexibles made it hard to access awards ceremonies, or connect with others, or even screen your short, but not Ben. He pulled out a lot of the stops for us, and made this festival happen. I got to meet Ryan Chu, who also screened for animated short here, and I know for a fact that I will submit to this festival again for my next short I animate.

    May 2021
  • Lori Potts

    This was such a fun festival. I really appreciated the way the organizer's rolled with the punches that 2020 brought. They kept us aprised of all the changes that occured.
    Overall great festival.

    August 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind words Lori. Covid threw a wrench into the mix, but we all found a way to persevere.