Let your geek flag fly at the Geek Short Film Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina. The film festival is under the Geek Gala umbrella, hosted by The Charlotte Geeks and promoting all things geek and nerd culture. The independent films screened work within a theme that changes from year to year (this year's theme is Gears & Ghouls) and are mostly within the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, fan films, anime and adventure. World premieres, Q&A sessions, panels and networking opportunities are among the additional attractions.

In addition to plaques for the winners, the Best in Show will receive a cash award of $150

Best in Show - $150 cash prize
Best Horror Film
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Fan Film
Best Animation

Entry Rules and Submission Guidelines

• All films must have a geek-related theme including (but not limited too) science fiction, fantasy, horror, fan film, or other related genres.

• All films must be less than 30 minutes in length.

• All entries must be accompanied by a brief synopsis and/or artist statement.

• All footage submitted to the Geek Short Film Fest may be used by the Charlotte Geeks/Geek Gala for reasons including but not limited to promotion, advertising, etc.

Overall Rating
  • A friendly and enthusiastic organization. I was unable to attend the film festival, but I was honoured to have my film "The Path of the Greys" screened there and happily surprised to see fragments of my film in a nice compilation that was put online. Thank you very much!

    November 2019
  • Alex C

    Although I was unable to physically attend, I was really happy with the communication and am hoping I can make it to next year's edition. An honour to have my film screened here. Thank you

    November 2019
  • Did not get to attend but communication was great and I will absolutely be submitting in the future.

    November 2018
  • Rowan Pullen

    Thanks Geek Short Film Festival, awards and commendations from the geek community from one geek to another means a lot!!! Really happy our film Arc Raider made its way to u on screens from Australia! Look forward to entering our next film cheers! We love our best SciFi award thankyou!!!!

    March 2018
  • Laurel Vail

    While I was unable to attend the event (which is why I can't rate all the criteria), I found the communication from their team to be great. Thanks for showing my film!

    November 2017