Established in 2018, the Detroit Shetown Film Festival screens short films in the following genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Gay/Lesbian, Music Video, Short Episodic, and 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.

Awards & Prizes

2018 DSFF AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED:

Best Director
Best Michian Short Film
Best Festival Short Film
Best Female Lead
Best Writing / Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Makeup / Special FX
Audience Choice Award

Rules & Terms

ALL ENTRIES Must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following criterias for consideration:

Genres Accepted: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Gay/Lesbian, Music Video, Short Episodic, and Horror.

- A Female Lead Actress / Role
- A Female-centric Story / Documentary issue
- Female Director, Director of Photography
- Female Screenwriter, Editor
- Female Producer or Co-Producer

Running Lengths must be a Minimum of 3 Minutes ~ Maximum 30 Minutes, and have been completed after January 1st, 2016.

All non-English language films must have legible English subtitles. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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.