Calling COLORADO filmmakers! The Grand Mesa Short Film Festival is accepting submissions for its third annual festival taking place April 12th and 13th, 2024. Situated in Cedaredge, Colorado at the base of the breathtaking Grand Mesa, the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center proudly opens its doors to a weekend of film screenings from filmmakers who are exclusively living in or have a clearly defined COLORADO connection. Though its focus is strictly shorts, any and all creative genres and modes of filmmaking including documentary and animation, may be submitted. It’s a unique opportunity to bring filmmakers and the audience together to share the cinematic talents of an array of emerging filmmakers and to enjoy the excellence of film as art at GMAEC. Awards will be presented to recognize the filmmaker's talents. Submission form can be accessed at
There is no submission fee.

"Award certificates given. Recognition of filmmakers announced on and social media."

Grand Mesa Short Film Festival

SUBMISSION CRITERIA: Filmmakers or Films MUST have a Colorado connection.
NO Submissions will be accepted past the deadline date.

DEADLINE: February 5, 2024

CATEGORIES: Filmmaker MUST indicate the genre of the film(s):
documentary, drama, comedy, action/adventure, animation,
musical, etc.

VIDEO RUN TIME: 4 minutes minimum | 20 minutes maximum

FORMAT: Video must be in landscape orientation, MP4 Video format, color or
black and white.

CONTENT: No inappropriate behavior in any form may be utilized in the film.
Including but not limited to:

*Physical abuse or threats.
*Use of derogatory, explicit, or discriminatory language, gestures or
*Any form of harassment, racism, or sexism
We reserve the right to revoke any film.

All content used in the short film must be owned or licensed. If any
copyrighted material is used in the film, the participant must have
permission and submit a copy to the GMSFF Organizers.

ENTRIES: Applicants may enter more than one film, but each film must be
accompanied by a separate entry form.
Filmmakers MUST submit the following with their film(s) to be
1. Intro Filmmaker Bio Video - Maximum 60 seconds
2. Written biography - Maximum 35 words
3. Written film synopsis - Maximum 35 words
4. Poster of film - 16" X 20"

The Last Date for Submission is FEBRUARY 5, 2024

APPLICANTS: Applicants of any age may submit films for the festival.

DISCLAIMER: This is a juried film festival. We reserve the right to refuse or revoke
any film. All decisions are final.

We reserve the right to use extracts from submitted and approved
films for promotional purposes.