Welcome to the prestigious Silicon Hills Film Festival of Austin, a cinematic celebration that transcends borders and embraces the art of storytelling through both short and feature films. Our festival proudly welcomes submissions from talented filmmakers hailing from all corners of the globe, united by a shared passion for the craft.
At Silicon Hills, we hold artistic excellence in the highest regard. Our selection process is guided by a meticulous assessment of each film's artistic merits. Texas, with its rich cinematic history and influence in the North American film landscape, serves as the perfect backdrop for our professional platform. We aim to create an ideal stage for both established and emerging filmmakers to showcase their work.
Our festival operates on a seasonal basis, ensuring that filmmakers receive swift feedback on their submissions. This streamlined structure allows creators to discover the outcomes of their efforts in a timely manner. The festival experience comprises both live and online components. Upon submission, all projects undergo rigorous evaluation by our esteemed panel of judges. Subsequently, the jury unveils the best-of-the-best, which includes films that will be showcased in live screenings and those selected for the online screening.
Silicon Hills Film Festival of Austin is not just an event; it's an immersive journey into the world of cinema, where creativity knows no boundaries. Join us in celebrating the art of filmmaking and the boundless talent it brings forth. Your cinematic masterpiece could be the next shining star at Silicon Hills.


Best Narrative Short
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Experimental
Best Animation Short
Best Animation Feature
Best Short Film on Technology
Best Feature Film on Technology

Terms & Rules

1: We take pride in showcasing films created since 2021, ensuring that our festival embraces the freshest and most contemporary cinematic works.

2: For short films, we encourage creativity within a concise format, with a maximum duration of 40 minutes. Additionally, we define micro-short films as captivating stories told in less than 5 minutes.

3: When you submit your film to the festival, you commit to possessing all necessary rights for your film and agree to present it in our festival environment if asked. Your creation will be appreciated and respected by our audience and fellow filmmakers.

4: Please note that the registration fee for the festival is non-refundable, as it contributes to the operational costs of this celebration of cinema.

5: The Silicon Hills Film Festival operates with complete independence and freedom in selecting films for its program. If your movie earns a spot in our lineup, our festival office will reach out to you via phone or email. For entries that do not make the selection, we regretfully do not provide detailed feedback or screening notes.

6: Our festival is a labor of love, organized voluntarily by a dedicated group of film enthusiasts. Our mission is to serve filmmakers, and we strive to respond to your inquiries within a maximum of three days.

7: We have an open-minded approach to film genres, welcoming entries from all cinematic realms. Whether your creation is a drama, comedy, documentary, or experimental masterpiece, we invite you to share it with us.

8: Filmmakers with multiple entries are more than welcome to submit their works. Each entry should be accompanied by a separate submission and entry fee, ensuring that each film gets the attention it deserves.

9: To facilitate a broader audience, all entries must be in English or contain English subtitles, helping us connect with diverse viewers from around the world.

10: At the Silicon Hills Film Festival, we are committed to providing a platform that celebrates cinematic talent and innovation, where your work can shine and captivate audiences worldwide.