Holding our REDUCED ENTRY FEES for year 7!!

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The FantaSci Short Film Festival is dedicated exclusively to short (20 minutes and under) fantasy and sci-fi films. Like you, we're filmmakers ourselves. So we know there's a dearth of outlets to get your passion projects seen.

We are a founding member of the Best of Film Fest family (http://bestoffilmfest.com/).We have live screening blocks of only the best, award winning films chosen by our judges.

With the global pandemic improving, we are planning on returning to our live screenings! We also have a gala streaming awards event! Be sure to watch last years awards on our web site.

We'll have lots of categories from comedy and drama to fan films, even machinima! Here's an idea of the categories we'll have:

Best of the Fest
Best Comedy
Best Drama
Best Action
Best Use of Genre
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble
Best VFX
Best Sound
Best Sound Design
Best Music
Best Cinematography
Best Costumes
Best Make-Up
Best Set Design
Best Teen Film
Best Fan Film
Best Machinima
Best 3D Animation
Best Fantasy
Best Horror
The William Shatner Indie Auteur Award
Audience Choice Award
The Judy Lawrence Memorial Award

All films must be 20 minutes or less.

As our name implies, we only accept films in the fantasy or sci-fi genres. We are not a horror festival, but there is certainly some cross-over. To that end, we have a horror category, as well. Feel free to submit your horror films. And genre-oriented docs, too!

You must own all the rights to your film and hold this festival harmless against any and all claims. Also, by submitting your film to our festival you give us permission to use stills or clips for promotional purposes, such as promo trailers, awards reels, web site images, etc.

Overall Rating
  • Randy LaBarge

    Thanks for selecting my film, GRAVITY HILL. We didn't win but were happy to be selected and plan to submit our next film.

    June 2023
  • Marisa Cohen

    Not sure what happened here. We were accepted and then never got any communication from the team. When we went to the website, we didn't see anything posted for 2023.

    June 2023
  • Ricardo Salcedo Martínez

    Worst interaction with a festival. I got a Filmfreeway notification I had been selected and I received the corresponding laurels, but then noticed my film wasn't on their list of films to be screened on their FB page. Seeing the discrepancy I wrote a message to their FB page and I sent an email to them, neither of which they responded. Extremely rude. I don't mind not being selected, or even there being a mistake where I'm told that I am but then finding that I'm not, however, for them to not even have the decency to get back to me is pretty offensive. Feels like they don't really seem to care after receiving the submission fee. Complete disappointment.

    June 2023
  • Thomas Jordan

    My clip was in the selection but not screened, because they have a limited amount of screening time. Very sad.

    May 2023
    Fantasci logo tight
    Response from festival:

    Our format is stated clearly on our web site.

  • Atsushi Ikeda

    Thank you for your selection.
    I will participate again when the next work is completed.

    October 2022