The Rogers Short Film Festival lets filmmakers compete against their peers in categories based on experience and budget. See your film screened at the dazzling Victory Theater and explore the entertainment district in historic downtown Rogers. It's a groovy, non-stop weekend filled with screenings, networking, food, music, and entertainment!

Student Category, K-12 Winner

Student Category, Postsecondary Winner

Amateur Category Winner

Professional Category Winner

Best of Fest

1. For your submission, you must own the rights to the film and its contents or have permission for their use by the owner(s) of those rights.
2. The Festival relationship will be with the entrant exclusively.
3. Any film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
4. All fees are non-refundable.
5. ROGERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL will not be responsible for damaged copies.
6. Students must present a scan of a valid Student ID when submitting their film.
7. Not all submissions are selected for the official competition.
8. ROGERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL can disqualify any film if the festival considers the content inappropriate or that it is in violation of Festival rules and terms.
9. The Category in which you enter your film can be changed at the discretion of ROGERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. You will be contacted in the event a change needs to be made.
10. A submission fee is required for all films.
11. By submitting your film, you authorize the ROGERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and stills on social media, television, radio, podcasts, and other marketing and information platforms.
12. Maximum total running time is 30 minutes.
13. The submission of your film indicates your acceptance of the ROGERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Rules and Terms.

Overall Rating
  • My daughter was so thrilled to have her film ("Bad Bugs") win for the K-12 category. Though we weren't able to attend in-person, she very much enjoyed watching the ceremony online, and was so happy you played her thank you video. Thank you for supporting my aspiring animator!

    June 2022
  • Clayton Henderson

    Very well organized and felt really professional. The venue was great and the hospitality was top notch! Great mix of films and having several 10 min breaks throughout the day enabled me to see a lot more films than I would normally. Look forward to attending again whether I have a film in it or not.

    April 2022
  • Paige Murphy

    I wish that the festival had the option of tickets to individual screenings, but overall this was a wonderful experience as a filmmaker (and as a patron, from what my visiting friends told me). I hope the festival has much success in future years, but I did enjoy how intimate the filmmaker lounge and the events were. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and I think the screening times were organized well; having lots of breaks in between films was refreshing and helped combat "festival fatigue." I love having a shorts-only festival option in Arkansas and will definitely be submitting more films in the future/recommending this festival to friends.

    March 2022
  • Aaron Garcia

    The Rogers Short Film festival was a great time! Everyone was very nice and professional. I'm honored that my film
    "Something 2000's" was screened. I will definitely submit again next year!

    March 2022
  • Reed Carson

    a beautiful and professional festival! there aren't a lot of solo short film fests in the area. it's exciting to think about how this festival will grow!

    March 2022