The Annual Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival returns for a 7th consecutive year October 6th and 7th 2023! We are back as a live event at the Ivywild School Event Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

Are you a Colorado based Filmmaker? Then this is the Film Festival for you!
This is a Shorts ONLY Festival and is designed to promote and showcase COLORADO-Based Filmmakers.

PLEASE NOTE:
IF YOU ARE NOT A COLORADO FILMMAKER...PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AS YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. PROOF OF COLORADO RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED.

Categories include:
Comedy
Drama
Documentary
Experimental
Animation
Horror/SciFi
Music Video
Young Filmmaker

Planned Schedule:
Festival Opens Friday October 6th 2022 and will continue through Saturday, October 7th.

We will have Q&A with attending Filmmakers. Our awards ceremony will be Saturday evening with special musical guests.

This festival is a part of the Indie Spirit Film Festival, which is currently planned as a
3-day International Film Festival held in Colorado Springs, Colorado scheduled for July 7-9, 2023.

Awards are given in each of the major categories and are decided by a panel of five
judges who are experts in their field (Film, Video Production, Education).

Eligibility: Only Colorado residents (past and current) and individuals currently attending school in Colorado can submit.

Please provide documentation indicating your relationship with our beautiful state... Colorado.

All ages are welcome to submit.

Categories include:
Comedy... up to 25-minutes in length
Drama... up to 25-minutes in length
Experimental... up to 25-minutes in length
Documentary... up to 25-minutes in length
Horror/SciFi... up to 25-minutes in length
Animation... up to 20-minutes in length
Music Video... up to 10-minutes in length
Young Filmmaker... up to 25-minutes in length

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Rob Bowen

    Another wonderful year, another wonderful festival! Was great to be back in person and connect with so many wonderful and talented filmmakers and more!

    November 2022
  • Eddie Portoghese

    This festival was outstanding in the way of venue and hospitality. Hosted in a repurposed school. The films were projected in the auditorium. Food and beverages were available to filmmakers and sufficient time was allotted for networking. Overall, a well organized festival. I am looking forward to submitting next year.

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Eddie! Looking forward to seeing you at our next festival!
    Cheers!

  • Frank Fazzio

    We were honored to have our film screen this year at the Circuit from Festival. What beautiful vent and space look forward to seeing you next year.

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Frank! Your work was screened at both Indie Spirit and Short Circuit. Looks like you are a frequent flyer at our festivals. Cheers to you!

  • I miss the in-person screenings. Still great festival and very professional.

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hector!

  • Donna Guthrie

    Great festival, so happy my film made it. This is a wonderful addition to the Colorado film communicty.

    April 2021