"Shorts Showcase" provides exposure of your short film to thousands of viewers via our television show and our global audience online.

We accept short films from all over the world for our online and television program, which reaches tens of thousands of viewers each week. We also provide you Insider Tips on equipment, lighting and the tools of the trade, plus even some interviews from producers, directors, actors and etc. Our TV show reaches over 450,000 viewers each week in Southern California! The show airs at 12:30 am late Saturday nights on ABC Affiliate station KESQ in the Coachella Valley.

Shorts Showcase is like any other film festival - except we provide exposure of your film to a global audience. We encourage filmmakers to go through their "festival circuit" first, because most live film festivals do not want films that have had too much exposure - and well, we provide a LOT of exposure.

Our submission period this year is through November 2021. Voting occurs between December 15 - Jan 10, 2022 - and people can vote from all over the world via online! We provide CASH Prizes for Best Narrative - Drama and Comedy, Best Documentary, Best Animated and Best Student films.

We have certain rules: NO excessive violence, no gore, no porn of any kind. Most profanity will be "bleeped" if your film is selected for our TV program. Not all films submitted will make it to the television show - but all submissions, if appropriate and are under 20 minutes TRT, are open for that.

We welcome you to the Shorts Showcase family!

Awards will go to: Best Narrative - Drama and Comedy; Best Documentary; Best Animated and Best Student Short.

Films must be no more than 30 minutes in length including credits.
Films longer than 20 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 made via FilmFreeway.com with appropriate fees

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 profanity will be "bleeped" if it is chosen for the television episodes.

NO FEE WAIVERS – please don’t ask.

Overall Rating
  • Ioannis Damopoulos

    I have no idea what is going on with them! They send me a generic mail and that's it!!! I do not know if there was a screening of whatever! Do not hope in networking and your work to be promoted by that!! Skip it waste of time

    February 2021
  • Heidi Philipsen

    Amazing festival with lots of support! This year was tough to network, because of lockdown, but we so appreciate all this festival did for our film!

    January 2021