The "Shorts Showcase" provides exposure of your short film to millions of viewers through television and a global audience online.

We screen short films from all over the world plus include interviews with top producers, directors, casting directors and actors! We even bring you Insider Tips on equipment, lighting and the tools of the trade.

We showcase films from around the world online, and on PBS throughout Southern California each week. We broadcast in to the homes of the agents, producers, directors and crew that live and work in Hollywood!

Shorts Showcase has a year- round call for submissions and is open to all short-film filmmakers.

We encourage submissions of all genres including: live action, animation and documentaries.

Documentary, Drama, Comedy, Animation, and Music Video (as long as the music has been cleared). All rights must have clearances as we are now broadcasting on PBS throughout Southern California - 5.7 million homes!

No excessive violence, no gore, no porn of any kind. Most swear words will be "bleeped."

Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Award 2015 (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media).

Shorts Showcase Animated Film Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media).

Shorts Showcase Drama Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media).

Shorts Showcase Comedy Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Documentary Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Romance Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Sci-Fi Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Thriller Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Art House Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Critics Award 2015. (most votes from SS Jury Panel)

Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length including credits.
Films longer than 19 minutes will not qualify for TV broadcast.
All non-English language films must have English language subtitles.
All films have to be in HD unless for artistic choice a different format has been used. SD upscaled into HD is not acceptable.
Submissions must be postmarked no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective entry fees.
For Student entries, a photocopy of an official student ID or a letter from the school must be e-mailed or sent with the entry submission as proof of student status when the film was made.
Submissions will not be returned.
Films mailed into the festival must arrive with shipping, customs duties and taxes pre-paid, by June 30th 2015.
Please provide
-Full production credits and director’s biography.
-Film synopsis no longer than 50 words.
No excessive violence, no gore, no porn of any kind. Most swear words will be "bleeped."

NO FEE WAIVERS – please don’t ask.