The Original PG-13’ish Film Festival!

The 10th Annual Clean Shorts Film Festival will take place May 10 - 11, 2024.

Submissions Open June 1, 2023.

All genres accepted, but please verify your film abides by our content rules before submitting!

The Top Films in a variety of categories will receive custom trophies.


* 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

- Categories may vary, based on submissions.

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

All films accepted will meet the festival guidelines, which is loosely based on the motion picture rating system, PG-13(ish) rating, with strict adherence to the following:

• No Vulgarity (Limited "foul" language allowed)
• No Profanity (F*Bombs not allowed)
• No Excessive Gore (Some blood & violence is okay, we love horror films)
• No Nudity
• No Adult Oriented Material

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

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.

Clean Shorts Film Festival shall not be held responsible for any copyright claim against any submitted film. The submitter accepts all responsibility for copyright claims that may arise regarding submitted film.

Overall Rating
  • Naomi Wantwadi

    Although I wasn't able to attend the Clean Shorts Film Festival this year, our team was happy, grateful and honored to have our short film In Time screened at Clean Shorts! On behalf of “In Time”s Cast & Crew, thank you!

    June 2023
  • What a great festival! Lots of amazing hospitality!

    May 2023
  • Kaden Wittig

    Although I wasn't able to attend in person, thank you for the great communication and for selecting "Filmed in Oklahoma" as part of your festival!

    April 2023
  • riu lohri

    Awesome experience! Thanks for the great communication, appreciative support and smooth realization of this fantastic film festival! Keep it up!

    March 2023
  • This year was my first year at clean shorts and it was a lovely experience, I really hope they are able to keep it going.

    June 2022