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

Each selected film will receive digital Official Selection laurels.

For each Showcase we develop a program of short narratives, documentaries, animations, and music videos. Maximum length of submission is 20 minutes. The shortest movie we've shown was 47 seconds.

We primarily show the work of Northwest U.S. movie makers - we're in Boise, Idaho, but are open to movies from anywhere. We've shown movies from Kansas, New York, California and states in-between, as well as Russia, Turkey, Australia and other countries around the world.

We don't care where or when your movie was shot. We don't care if it's been shown somewhere else. However, if you would like us to Premiere your movie let us know when you submit so we can market it appropriately.

We are an R rated event open to all genres.

We open for submissions June 1, 2024 and close August 11, 2024 for the November 2024 Showcase.

When you submit your movie please include the standard Film Maker packet: Director(s) bio, Director(s) headshot, any 'behind-the-scenes' stills, social media links, or other publicity you would like us to promote.

Overall Rating
  • Doug Cunningham

    The Colossal Cinematic Showcase was an awesome experience! It's an in-person, two-hour film block featuring lots of great short films from really great filmmakers. Larry and Melina do a fantastic job of making the filmmakers feel welcome and seen, and the execution of the film screenings was perfect. I enjoyed meeting the other filmmakers at the after-party. Thanks so much, Larry and Melina!

    May 2024
  • Erica Deshner Cornwall

    I have been getting emails and calls telling me they loved seeing my film and the message it is about. The team at Colossal treated us with so much Love we can't wait for a chance to show another film with them.

    November 2023
  • Great event that I look forward to attending every time! Great films and atmosphere!

    November 2023
  • Awesome time celebrating local talent, will definitely be back!

    November 2023
  • Joeseph Quesada

    Much like the state it calls home, Colossal Cinematic Showcase is a gem of an event. Well organized and attended, with a wonderfully chill "networking" after-party, this one-day event was well worth attending. Melina and Larry made everyone feel at home, and the selection of shorts was diverse and well-planned.

    May 2023