Our successful event draws hundreds of films enthusiasts, directors, producers, actors and artists from around the tri-state area and even worldwide.

Hold on! Want to make this faster? Want to just SEE what this festival is about? Than check out the links below where we SHOW you why you should be apart of our event!

Video from Freedom Shorts 17 Link
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FREEDOM SHORTS IS HELD BI-ANNUALLY AT THE HISTORICAL TROCADERO THEATER AND CURRENTLY EXPANDING TO INCLUDE PHILAMOCA AND CINEMUG SCREENINGS FOR OUR 6TH YEAR. It is the hands-down the best opportunity to view the best short films from around the globe. Our selections has included world premieres from 5 continents, academy award winning short films, Sundance award winning films, and other countless and award winning film premieres.

We strive to show and bring out all the local talent to support each other as well as support all the filmmakers from out of town showcasing their work. The festival has for 5 years been a launching pad for cross promoting what Philly has to offer the film world and what the world has to offer for the budding Philadelphia Film Community.

Event runs for 6 hours, with a big networking party going on in the lobby area. News outlets and press are active at this event. Celebrities from all walks of life have shown up at this event. We are only accepting online screeners. There are a variety of ways to submit your screener to us (YouTube, Vimeo, or through one of the online submission services). This will SAVE YOU MONEY!

Each film director and cast is also interviewed at our event for an episode of Average Superstar Films TV.

PLEASE visit our website to see videos and pictures from past events. Our site is VERY detailed!

Average Superstar Films likes to give out awards! All awards are by (Jury)

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best SFX
Best Animation
Best Comedy
Best Drama
Best Acton
Best Sci-Fi
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Score
Audience Award.


1. All films must be sent in digital upon selected. We will let you know what format we need. We do not run films by DVD. To submit your film we ask you to use YouTube, Vimeo, or through one of the online submission services). This will SAVE YOU MONEY!

2.Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority
to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music,
images and content in the entry.

3. All entries must be either in English or contain English
subtitles. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles
or with supplementary printed translations will be
automatically disqualified.

4.NO Fee Waivers will be offered. The submission fee is already punk rock cheap.

5. All Decisions by judges, and The Average Superstar Films team
will be final and NO REFUND of entry fee will be

6. If film is selected and not received by due date it will be removed from the show with NO REFUND.

Overall Rating
  • Mary Lou Belli

    This is a fest that values communication with filmmakers and social media presence. Philly is a great city! Loren is a real leader and film lover! So glad I was part of it!

    November 2018
  • Frank Battaglia

    A very welcoming festival for filmmakers. Had a great experience.

    November 2018
  • Loring Murtha

    Such an honor being included in this amazing festival! The films were amazing, the venue was spectacular and Loren and his whole team couldn't have been better to deal with. The communication and networking were on point and I'll definitely be submitting to next years festival!

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    TY so much! Your film went over very well at Freedom Shorts.

  • Awesome event and very professionally run. Good vibes!
    Will definitely apply again and thanks so much for the Best Director Nomination. I recommend this Festival!

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you ALWAYS a pleasure screening your art!

  • Michael F Duff

    Great festival. Amazing venue and excellent eclectic shorts!

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much sir! : )