COLOSSAL CINEMATIC SHOWCASE is a Showcase that twice a year presents a 2-hour screening of short movies on the big screen. We are a red carpet event, so dress up, get your picture taken, and see some movies.

We aren't a believer in awards and prizes. We all win by encouraging each other's creativity.

We are developing a program of shorts, 2 minutes to 20 minutes long.

We primarily show the work of Northwest movie makers - we're in Boise, Idaho, but are open to movies from anywhere.

We don't care where or when your movie was shot. We don't care if it's been shown somewhere else.

We are an R rated event open to all genres.

There is no submission fee. Spend your money on better craft services.

We will open for submissions January 1, 2022 to March 15, 2022 for the May 2022 Showcase.

When we accept your movie for the Showcase we will be asking you for the standard Film Maker packet: your bio, a pic of yourself, any 'behind-the-scenes' stills you might have, and a digital file of the movie. Please be prepared to send those shortly after acceptance.

Overall Rating
  • Rochelle Smith

    Colossal is a great festival. The organizers are great at giving support and feedback. I especially appreciate their responsibility and concerns during Covid. I look forward to each festival.

    November 2020
  • Colossal Cinematic Showcase is such a fun opportunity to network and watch our films on the big screen. I look forward to it every time! Keep up the amazing work and we will see you soon!

    November 2020
  • Elizabeth Findley

    I love the Colossal showcase. It's fun to get to sit and watch all your friends films and then hang out afterwords.

    November 2019
  • Mack Lewis

    This is an amazing showcase for the short film maker. They show a incredibly varied array of films and the organizers (Larry Dennis & Melina Marx) are great to work with. This has become a go-to event for me.

    May 2019