Hyperreal Film Club is non-profit in Austin, Texas for filmmakers and film fans. For the past six years we have shown hundreds of films in venues all over town, each accompanied by a local short film, music video, or video art piece.

Currently, we are accepting short films to accompany our feature programming at Hotel Vegas every Monday as well as special one-off events through the fall and winter.

We're in search of the best short films Texas has to offer for that season.

Selected films and filmmakers will be featured in a dedicated social post and on all promotional materials for the event.

Filmmakers will be given five guest spots to the event.

At least one representative of the film will need to attend the event, introduce their film, and participate in a short Q&A with the audience.

Accepted films will receive a laurel naming their film as an Official Selection of Hyperreal Film Club.

We prioritize films by Texas-based filmmakers. A representative of the film production must be able to attend the event in Austin, Texas.

Films should be less than 15 minutes in length.

We are accepting films for both our weekly screening series at Hotel Vegas, which serves an audience of 60+, and our special one-off events with audiences of 50-200.

We aim to program short films and videos that complement our feature programming. This means your video may be accepted for one of our weekly spots or the summer series, and placement is up to our discretion. We will coordinate with accepted filmmakers prior to booking to ensure your availability to attend the event in person.

We're leaving this submissions window open for a long time to serve as a place for filmmakers to submit shorts over the next three months, so we might not get back to you regarding your short until the submissions close. But don't worry — we got it and are excited to see your work!

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  • A marvelous festival. I recommend it to all aspiring filmmakers.

    March 2023
  • Richard Jones

    Hyperreal had a great audience and was thoughtful in how they picked which feature to play my short with. Even though Austin froze over and most everything else shut down...it was still a full venue and I got to meet some great people too. I look forward to returning even if i don't have content playing there.

    March 2023
  • Everton Melo

    I loved showing my short film at the Hyperreal Film Club. The HFC team created a cozy, chill, and intimate atmosphere for my screening. Great turnout and audience participation. I want to go back to Austin soon.

    March 2023