Left Coast Shorts is an audience-judged international short film festival.

This festival offers better chances for a Short Film or Music Video to be an "official selection" and to be viewed by festival audiences than the bigger festivals!

The top 15 films in each category will be an "Official Selection" and screened by Audience Judges Sept. 29th. Films to be screened at the festival will be notified Sept 24th.

Don't miss the After Party where you can hang our with Judges and Luminaries in the film industry!

Categories include:

Best Animated Short Film
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Animated Music Video
Best Live Action Music Video
Best Cinematography
Best Soundtrack

The top 15 films in each category will be an "official selection" of the Left Coast Shorts Film Festival with the top film being picked by Audience Judges at the festival screening.

Monetary awards will be given for the winners in each category.

All "official selections" of the Left Coast Film Festival will receive a commemorative certificate.

Best Cinematography and Best Soundtrack will be selected from all entries.

Left coast shorts only accepts submissions through FilmFreeway's online submission platform, No DVD submissions.

All submissions must be in English or subtitled in English.
Must not be released theatrically at the time of the festival exhibition.
All short films must be shorter than 60 minutes.
All music videos must be shorter than on 10 minutes.
Entrants confirm required legal authority use all music, images, and content in the entry.
Entrants confirm required legal authority to submit the entry into the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Over all I would say value for money festival

    December 2019
  • George Wada

    Sorry, I could not personally attend the Left Coast Shorts Film Festival, but honored to have my Steve Hill music video "Talkin' that Mumbo Jumbo as an official selection.

    October 2018
  • Matt Bissett-Johnson

    Very excited to have been involved.

    October 2018
  • I received a confirmation email that my film was an Official Selection after the festival had already happened, but at least it was good news! Apparently our film was well received, voted Top-30 in all categories, and was featured on the website. So all in all, a good experience. Wasn't able to attend the actual festival event, but the website was well designed. Simple, almost bare bones, but clean and easy to navigate. Which is a big plus compared to some other festival websites.

    October 2018