Show off your creativity and storytelling skills for a chance to take home the top prizes. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your talents and take your filmmaking to the next level.

Submit your entry today and let your creativity be the star of the show

-Best Short Film
-Best Screenplay
-Best Director
-Best Actor
-Best Sound Edit
-Best Photography
-Best Edit

The rules
We’ve cut it down to 4 rules:

-Make a short film up to 15 min in length (Plus credits). It can be on any topic you like.

-Main Language English **If there is dialogue or text on screen (Subtitles are required if your film is in another language)

-Use Royalty free music or any licensed or original song

-Share your film and encourage your friends, family, and fans to vote – there’s a People’s Choice Prize (TBA) to be won for the film with the most public votes!


You can also submit a behind-the-scenes film that showcases how your short film was made. It should also be a maximum of 15 minutes plus credits

**How old can my project be and still qualify for submission?

**Can I submit a film that is not in English?

We accept short films in any language. However, projects containing non-English dialogue must include English subtitles on screen at the time of submission.

**Do I need to meet a minimum age requirement to submit a project?

No, we encourage artists of all ages to submit their work. However, we are required to check the entrant’s age. Entrants shall be considered as Minors for the purpose of the challenge if they are over the age of 13 years old and under the age of 18 years old. We will require signed, written permission from your parent or legal guardian in that case.

**Which video formats do you accept?

We do not accept submissions on any physical media. All projects must be delivered as online screeners on the Nova 7 page, which offers the entry of Vimeo or YouTube links.

Can my entry contain graphic violence, nudity, coarse language or other adult content?

While there are no strict content guidelines for your short film, if your entry is deemed
too graphic or contains content that is deemed inappropriate, we may refuse to accept
your entry.

**How will the prizes be sent to the winners?

Nova 7 will deliver the prize packages to their respective winners at each winner’s
address specified in the contest entry form. All shipping costs of the Prize Packages to
the address of the winners will be covered by NOVA 7.

Overall Rating
  • This festival is awesome! Great communication, an incredible program and outstanding films!! We are honored to be a part of the Nova community and having our film chosen for the event!

    March 2023
  • Kevin Lucero Less

    So Bo$$. I love this festival. Professional - Great Communications - Excellent - Superlative. Thank you so very much Nova 7 for giving my film "De-Scend" an opportunity and for the Honorable Mention. Everything was fantastic, from the excellent original laurels - to the digital screening room with applause buttons. Simply a great festival. Highly recommended. Cheers!

    March 2023