Send us your shorts!
Every year in October, we light up the historic downtown district of Grenada, Mississippi with Short Films, Music, Art, Workshops, Cosplay, Video Gaming, Tech, & Food. Come meet up with some of Mississippi's most creative and innovative minds while celebrating life at a "mini SXSW!"
If you're wondering why this is an "Afterglow" film fest, it's because we have a spotlight category for "Feel-Good" films and films that "Inspire Positive Change". If you've got a short film that radiates happiness, we can't wait to see it. We are also looking for comedy films and films that inspire positive change: As long as it's under 30 minutes, submit it! Open to filmmakers of all ages in any part of the world.

Best AfterGlow (Feel-Good) - $100
Best AfterLaugh Film (Comedy) - $100
Best Film to Inspire Positive Change - $100
Best Mississippi Film (Made in Mississippi) - $100
Pat Rasperry Rising Star Award (Age 18 and under Filmmaker) - $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

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, 2018 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 any submitters.

Overall Rating

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

    December 2017
  • Ryan Kruger

    Such a great festival and great films and the people that run the festival are top notch, i will be sending more films 100percent next year! This festival is not to be missed!

    December 2017
  • Kira Bursky

    I adore Grenada Afterglow Film Festival! Was honored to win "Best AfterTHOUGHT" award with my film "To and From." The fest is run by a lovely team. Thanks, Grenada Afterglow Film Festival!

    November 2017
  • Radheya Jegatheva

    Great festival to be part of, amazing experience. Defintiely going to submit to again.

    November 2017
  • Paul Williams

    The Grenada Afterglow Film Festival was awesome in every way. My only regret is that I wasn't able to attend the festival due to work commitments! They were hospitable, very communicative, and a pleasure to work with!

    November 2017