Established in 2018, the Detroit Shetown Film Festival screens short films in the following genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, LGBTIQA+, Music Video, Short Episodic, and Thriller/Horror.
Our emphasis is female-driven independent cinema in performances, stories and key filmmaking production positions. We showcase important creative works of female filmmakers from Michigan and around the world, using state-of-the-art digital projection provided by our host venue, Cinema Detroit in midtown Detroit, Michigan.
We look forward to bringing sold-out audiences a second season September 12-15th 2019 in Detroit, Michigan!
2019 DSFF AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED TO SELECTED FILMS OF THE FESTIVAL:
Best Michigan Short Film
Best Festival Short Film
Best Female Lead
Best Writing / Screenplay
Best Makeup / FX
Best Breakout Filmmaker
Audience Choice Award
ALL ENTRIES Must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following criterias for consideration:
Genres Accepted: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Experimental, LGBTIQA+, Music Video, Short Episodic, and Thriller/Horror.
- A Female Lead Actress / Role
- A Female-centric Story / Documentary issue
- Female Director, Cinematographer
- Female Screenwriter, Editor
- Female Producer or Co-Producer
Running Lengths must be a Minimum of 2 Minutes ~ Maximum 25 Minutes, and have been completed after January 1st, 2017.
All non-English language films must have legible English subtitles.
PLEASE NOTE Entry fees are non-refundable on FilmFreeway!
Filmmakers must be authorized to submit their films to the Detroit Shetown Film Festival (DSFF) and are responsible for the accuracy of all information provided on the application.