"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 1 million viewers each week in Southern California! The show airs three times - on ABC, CBS and FOX affiliate stations late Saturday nights 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 30, 2023. Voting occurs between December 15, 2023 - Jan 10, 2024 - 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
  • Joanne Hall

    I appreciated the quality care placed into the awareness of my film.

    April 2023
  • Asher Anantham

    Great opportunity for high school filmmakers!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    This is very kind of you - thank you!!! :)

  • Thank you Shorts Showcase for selecting My very first short Documentary “In My Front Yard.” For also selecting it to become second place in the Documentary category! I’m so blessed and honored that the film was received well and most of all God’s light still shines! Thank you to Leanna you have been amazing to me and it’s a blessing to be amongst a believer of Jesus Christ! God Is Perfect!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Regina - you make being kind easy :). Thank you for your submissions and I hope you keep telling good stories!! And thank you for the kind words!!!

  • 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