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
  • Atsushi Ikeda

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

    October 2022
  • Maria Brenda

    Thank you so much. I am truly honored & grateful.

    June 2022
  • Mel Piper

    The FantaSci Short Film Festival team put in so much effort and love to present the selected shorts. The online awards ceremony was fabulous. Thank you so much for awarding "Shadow Players" Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Director!

    June 2022
  • Marty Sliwinski

    Amazing festival for Science Fiction short films! It was a great pleasure to be part of it. Great communication with the organizers, well prepared online Awards Ceremony, really beautiful! Thank you!

    May 2022
  • Jenna Provost

    I am so honoured to have been a part of this awesome festival! I can’t wait for it to be a live festival some day, I would definitely love to have been present and involved in person. Overall very communicative directors who really care! Thanks again Fantasci!!

    May 2022