CinemaSlice is presenting an evening celebrating Independent Cinema and great beer at an awesome tap room in Columbus, OH! This multi-genre film celebration is searching for short films of all genres-- that can be enjoyed beside a beer or three!

HopYard62 in Grove City, OH and streaming online at!!

We're searching for quality horror, comedy, action, and more!

WHAT: A celebration of short films and craft beer! CinemaSlice is hosting an evening of amazing craft beers and finely crafted short films! As supporters of independent cinema, and craft beer connoisseur-- this festival is the perfect marriage of our 2 loves!

WHEN: The first ever Suds & Cinema event will be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 8pm - 10pm. and will coincide with the online festival version!

WHERE: Craft tap room called HopYard 62 in Columbus, OH

WHY: CinemaSlice loves craft beer, and supports independent cinema! What a great marriage! CinemaSlice will curate great short films to showcase to the public at this FREE event!

Physical location AND ONLINE VERSION!
In addition to the physical short film presentation at Hop Yard 62 in Columbus, OH, we'll also be presenting all of the films online at This online film festival allows film lovers to log-on from anywhere in the world, and stream the final Suds & Cinema film selections for FREE!

We're handing out custom trophies and awards in various categories, including :
Best Film/Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Viewer's Choice

MICROFILMS should be 15-90 seconds in length.

Short Films should be 1 - 15 mins in length. Must receive final submissions by Feb 11, 2019.
**If your film is a few minutes longer, contact CinemaSlice on FB for exceptions!!

Who Can Submit a Film?
Any US Filmmaker. The submitter must be over 18 yrs old.

The person submitting the film must have had a major creative role in the production of the film/video.

What Kinds of Film Are we Looking For?
Comedy! Action! Horror! ETC! We're looking for short films of all genres that are fun to watch!

Is there a limit to the amount on entry's?
We are accepting up to 2 entry's per person.

Other Film Restrictions?
Microfilms must be less than 90 seconds, and short films must be less than 15 mins in length. (Some exceptions may be considered)

The final film event will be held in MI on Sat (March 16) from 6-9pm.
[Do not have to be present to participate in festival]
Is this an All Ages event?
Absolutely not. This contest is for 18+ only. And is held at a tap house/pub.

When Are Submissions Due?
Feb 11th, 2019 at noon is the last day you are able to submit your film.

Your entry fee will help cover the cost of operations, including: jury, staffing, promotional materials, etc.

Who Decides Which Films Will Be Screened? is organizing the 1st ever Suds & Cinema event. Members of the committee will view the films and decide which films are awarded laurels. The top selections be be showed at the film event, and review at

Is my film disqualified if it's been posted on YOUTUBE or some other form of social media?
Please submit your movie! However if you do submit a movie that is on some form of social media, we do ask that you remove it from the public domain and take your film "dark" as soon as your film is submitted. The reason for this is to build anticipation and excitement for your film's premiere at our festival.

Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;

3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;

4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;

5 . I hold CinemaSlice harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;

6 . I hold CinemaSlice, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

8 . I give permission for CinemaSlice to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes

9 . I give permission for CinemaSlice to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.


There is NO 'Film Made By' date. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current.

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pay screening fees. If any screening fee is requested by filmmaker(s), the associated film will be disqualified.

Your original content remains yours, and will not be used or re-created by CinemaSlice or affiliates in any form or fashion.

Overall Rating
  • i liked this great idea of suds and Cinema

    April 2019
  • August Aguilar

    Suds & Cinema had a great first event hosted by Cinema Slice and would love to attend another screening in the near future. Nick the director made everyone feel welcomed and valued, and that goes a long way in this business. My only suggestion would possibly having a better sound system or location that can easily be filled with background noise while we watch the films! But Hop Yard 62 was a very fun spot!

    March 2019
  • Tom Dallis

    This was a fun film festival. Cozy setting where filmmakers, casts and crews, and just film lovers enjoyed the craft of film (and craft of beer) in an encouraging atmosphere. Highly recommend the Suds&Cinema Festival. Great time and great festival.

    March 2019