The only festival of its kind in Southwestern Arizona and Northwest Mexico making quality films available at the reach of the masses. The mission of the San Luis Film Festival is to promote the culture and the arts through regional and internationals films from new and renowned filmmakers.

The event will be TBD San Luis, AZ 85349


The screening of finalist short films will be held 11/14/2023 - 11/17/2023

Best Short
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Photography
Best Cinematography
Best Arizona Short
Best International Short
Best Animated Short
Best Short Student

Winners will be featured on website and all platforms.


Open to independent works between 1 minute to 15 minutes long made by Amateurs or current students, and Professionals creators.

1. Short films entered in the festival must have been completed between JANUARY 1, 2022 and MARCH 31, 2023

2. Short films entered must be able to attend an Arizona premiere. In case your project is selected as a winner there will be a premiere during our festival to show the winners' films.
3. Entries may be in any language, must include ENGLISH SUBTITLES
4. Entries may be submitted in any indigenous languages and have either Spanish/English subtitles.
5. Entries may originate from any film or video format.
6. For pre-screening, on-line screeners (Vimeo) and/or DVD screeners are accepted.
7. For festival screenings, finalists must supply a Blu-Ray and/or DVD formats.

If the pre-screening committee judges that it is in the best interest of the filmmaker to change the category of an entry, the committee reserves the right to do so.

All submitted entries are reviewed by media panels and evaluated according to content, form and technical aspects. Panel members and the festival director will determine the finalists for screening at the festival. Entrants will be notified by email as to the status of the entry.

Filmmakers, journalists, artists, educators and critics will select festival award recipients from all entries. Winners’ works will be screened during the festival NOVEMBER 2023. Judges reserve the right not to select a winner in any given category. Judges decisions are final.

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Overall Rating
  • Un festival con mucho corazón! Muchísimas gracias por considerar nuestro cortometraje y muy honrados de haber recibido el reconocimiento de mejor dirección para cortometraje. Excelente organización.

    November 2021
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