The Southern Margins International Short Film Festival showcases exciting and innovative short works exploring experiences of southern and marginal persons and communities. Open to national and international submissions that address and extend notions of the South, southern marginalization, and minoritarian identity.

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Grand Prix
Most Innovative
Audience Award

Submissions must adhere to the categorical limitations (as outlined in this submission portal), and must have a full-run time of no more than 40min. Filmmakers are encouraged to adhere to the description and mission of SMISFF, focussing on southern identity and/or marginalized peoples, however the filmmaker decides to interpret such concepts.