The FantaSci Short Film Festival is a festival 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 also know how miserable an experience it can be to have your films shown in a sub-par location. Which is why we're a founding member of the Best of Film Fest family ( - five festivals coming together to present best-of screenings in a worthy venue. Thus, our first year will include a live screening block of the best, award winning films chosen by our judges.

We'll have lots of categories from comedy and drama to fan films and 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
Indie Auteur Award
Audience Choice Award
The Judy Lawrence Memorial Award

No cash prizes will be awarded. We'll start off with winning laurels and certificates and hope to have trophies if there are enough funds.

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.

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
  • Tito Guillen

    Really looking forward to seeing this festival grow

    May 2017
  • Very good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.

    May 2017
  • Rolando Lugo

    Cool festival, recommended, great venue for Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror filmmakers!!

    May 2017
  • Angel Janer

    Great selection of movies. Made us really proud to have been part of the FantaSci Short Film Festival. I highly recommend it.

    May 2017
  • Heaven Kid

    This is indeed a great film festival. Not only is the organization perfect, but the service is wonderful as well. We enjoyed being part of it.

    May 2017