Holding our REDUCED ENTRY FEES for year 6!!

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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! Even if things worsen and we cannot for some reason, we will not be streaming your films online. We do, though, 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.

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
  • Nick Smith

    An excellent festival with a great variety of content. I am proud to be part of FantaSci in 2021!

    June 2021
  • Eric Smigiel

    Zero communication, the event came and went with absolutely no contact. Out of curiosity the other day I wondered what the status was of the Fanta Sci Short festival only to find that the festival had already passed! Where was it? Online? Where was my link? Just terrible.

    May 2021
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    May 2021
  • The quality of films at this festival is really outstanding, and so is the awards ceremony. TL Westgate, the founder and director and a filmmaker himself, does an amazing job bringing together a great program and recognizing the filmmakers at a top-notch awards ceremony. This was a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience. Highly recommended.

    May 2021
  • It was great to be selected. Thanks.

    May 2021