Literally Short is an event initiated by our drive to bridge all cultures onto one collaborative stage that stimulates international artistic expression. Our mission is to promote innovative approaches to social change through the arts and cultural influences. Our passion for film lies in its exquisite capacity to merge a multitude of arts into one vision; thus, Literally Short Film Festival seeks to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures.
- Narrative Short
- Documentary Short
- Animation Short
- Texas Short Films
- Texas Student Short Films
Grand Jury Prize:
Award of Excellence:
Best of Narrative Shorts
Best of Documentary Shorts
Best of Animated Shorts
Best of Texas Shorts
*(Filmmaker or representative must be in attendance to receive cash prizes.)*
**(Bank transfer costs NOT included)**
Films may not be publicly available online prior to submission, and winning films may not be made publicly available online until after the festival.
All categories are competitive.
All genres are accepted. Foreign language films must be subtitled in English.
Films must have been completed after January 1, 2018.
Maximum film duration: 25:00 minutes (including credits).
Literally Short Film Festival does not provide screening fees.
Winner (or representative) of top 3 prizes must be in attendance to receive the cash prize. Funding of the top three prizes will only be available if the filmmaker acknowledges and responds to the prize package before the first day of the festival event.
By submitting a film to the Literary Short Film Festival (LSFF), filmmaker grants permission to the LSFF to screen the film, in whole or in part, for any or all promotions, compilations, screenings, and at any events sponsored or co-sponsored by Literal Magazine including but not limited to the film festival. Accepted films may not screen online prior to the film festival once they have been submitted. The filmmaker submitting the film hereby warrants that he/she/it is over the age of 18, and is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Filmmaker agrees that all rights and permissions for any materials contained within said entry, including all music rights, photographs, film clips, voice recordings, have been granted, and Filmmaker will indemnify and hold LSFF harmless from any or all disputes and claims that may arise from these rights and permissions granted.