The 21 year old San Francisco Independent Film Festival has launched a program of all short films!

Short shorts, long shorts, cool shorts, weird shorts, music shorts, documentary shorts, experimental shorts, genre shorts, student shorts.

Not only do we love shorts programs, but our long standing loyal audience in San Francisco REALLY loves shorts. The shorts programs at SF IndieFest, SF DocFest and Another Hole in the Head are consistently some of our best attended programs so now we are doing a whole festival of them!

Audience Awards
Jury Prizes
Excellence in Filmmaking Awards

Any short film under 40 minutes and no more then 18 months old is eligible for consideration.

LEGAL STUFF: Submitters understand that submission of their work authorizes the Festival to use the work for exhibition, education and/or publicity purposes related to the festival; that the Festival will handle the prints and drives with a maximum of care but cannot be held liable for any damage or loss during shipping, preview, or screening; and that the Festival is also not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. Submitters may receive future correspondence from the Festival. The festival will never publish your film online under any circumstances.

Overall Rating
  • Olivier Magis

    Highly recommended. So glad to have the chance to be screened in SF in si ggod conditions!

    January 2019
  • Courtney Hope Thérond

    Really fun little festival. Excited to see it grow!

    November 2018
  • Emma Thatcher

    Really great festival! Jeff Ross was communicative and easily accessible throughout the weekend. We had a lot of fun at the social events and it was great to see our film at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater. This festival has a cool SF vibe to it, with all of the events taking place in the Mission District. Thank you to Jeff and his team!!

    November 2018
  • C. Blake Evernden

    Excellent festival, tremendous communication and hospitality. Great pleasure to have been included.

    November 2018
  • Joanna Kay

    What a great experience! My film, The Wait, was played during the Transitions group at The Alamo Draft House, which was a perfect venue. Jeff did an amazing job arranging the order of the films into an expert playlist that flowed nicely. Jeff Ross was awesome to work with! A friendly acceptance email followed up by clear instruction on what was needed from me and how to navigate the festival. His responses were super quick when I had questions and he confirmed receipt of materials. This festival was very well run and full of a bunch of amazing films! Thanks, Jeff!

    November 2018