"Shorts Showcase" provides exposure of your short film to millions of viewers via our television show, our global audience online and via our mobile app.
We accept short films from all over the world for our online, mobile and television program, which reaches millions 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 PBS TV show reaches 5.7 million viewers each week throughout Southern California - including Hollywood!
Shorts Showcase is like any other film festival - except we provide exposure of your film to a global audience year round. 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 is from July through January. Voting then occurs - and people can vote from all over the world via online and our mobile app! Our Live Awards Ceremony is slated for May 2020. 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 PBS program. Not all films submitted will make it to the television show - but all submissions 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. We also have a category for "Audience Favorite", based on global votes received.
There will be a LIVE Awards Event with a screening of top films.
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 made via FilmFreeway.com with appropriate fees
-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.