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 Michian Short Film
Best Festival Short Film
Best Female Lead
Best Writing / Screenplay
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.