Come visit the historic downtown district of Grenada, Mississippi. Meet up with some of Mississippi's most creative and innovative minds!

If you're wondering why this is an "Afterglow" film fest, check out our spotlight categories for "Feel-Good" films and the Kevin Moore "Inspire Positive Change" award. Our mission is to inspire positive change in lives and communities, by showcasing the positive efforts of our filmmakers. We look forward to showcasing your work!

Best of Festival - $300
Best AfterGlow Film (Feel-Good) - $100
Best Comedy Film - $100
Best Mississippi Film (Made in Mississippi) - $100
Best Cultural Heritage Film - $100
Best Social Impact Film - $100
Best Scientific Exploration Film - $100
Kevin Moore Inspire Positive Change Award - $100
Pat Rasperry Rising Star Award (Age 18 and under Filmmaker) - $100
Best Female Filmmaker - $100
Special Jury Award - $100
Director's Choice Award - $100

We are a shorts fest - Only films 30 minutes or shorter will be considered.

We are looking for films in the categories of:
Made in Mississippi Films
Films made by Filmmakers age 18 and under
Feel-Good Films
Films that Inspire Positive Change
Comedy Films
Cultural Heritage Films
Social Impact Films
Scientific Exploration Films

Student Category Qualifications (Age 18 and under)
To be considered for our student category, a film must have been produced entirely by filmmakers who are currently age 18 or under. Contributions (besides equipment, encouragement, food and shelter) by parents, teachers, or other adults should be minimal.

Notification/Exhibition of Official Selections
If your film is accepted, you’ll be notified by September 20, 2019 along with instructions for digitally submitting an exhibition copy. Please be prepared to submit an H.264-encoded .MOV or .MP4 via download link.

Executive Director: Isabella Kinder

All submissions should be suitable for a family audience (PG) and should contain minimal language, violence, drug use, and absolutely no nudity or sexual elements. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate disqualification of submissions. No refunds will be given to submitters who do not follow these rules.

Overall Rating
  • Pierre GAFFIÉ

    A real and wonderfully managed festival. I had the chance to be selected twice, in two different editions. And all the process (networking, communication, screenings) were excellent. Our short "Radio moon" won a prize, and the beautiful trophy was shipped oversea to France very quickly... Isabella Kinder does a terrific job...

    March 2019
  • Adam Burns

    Great festival! Our students were thrilled their film was selected. Hope we get to attend one year--it looks very cool.

    February 2019
  • Alexander Denysenko

    Great festival, with prompt, smooth and clear communication!

    Even I was not able to take part in, Isabella did a really great job, allowing me to be a part of Award Gala Ceremony via a video!

    I really hope to be there for next's year edition.

    And thank you so much for amazing Award statuette with a real Afterglow effect!

    Much love for all festival crew!

    December 2018
  • Santiago Chavarri

    Thank you so much for your price. This festival is great!!!!

    November 2018

    We are thankful to you for selecting our film. Wishing you continued success on your festival.

    December 2017