The Sylvia Theater is an intimate, historic venue located in Downtown York, South Carolina.

The Sylvia Theater Film Fest will focus on showcasing original short films and narrative content of all genres, including Drama, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy up to 20 minutes in length. The Sylvia Theater Film Fest accepts local, regional, and international films that are spirited, diverse, progressive, challenging, and entertaining.

-Best Overall Film ($500.00 prize)
-Audience Favorite: determined night of screening ($250.00 prize)

Individual Achievement:
-Best Director
-Best Editing
-Best Writing
-Best Performance (Lead)
-Best Performance (Supporting)

**Awards are subject to change.

The length of short films submitted should not exceed 20 minutes, including titles, credits, etc.

For submission purposes, your film may be in any language. However, we do require English subtitles in order for your film to be considered or screened.

Once a project has been submitted for consideration than it cannot be withdrawn.

By submitting your film for consideration to the Sylvia Theater Film Fest, you agree to allow us to screen your film if selected. We reserve the right to use stills or excerpts from any submitted film for promotional materials.

Overall Rating
  • Mark Jones

    The folks at the Sylvia Theater Film Fest in York, South Carolina, know how to run a great festival. A fun festival. I had a few questions and the staff was great on communications. Sadly, that's not always the case with other film festival. I highly recommend this festival.

    January 2019
  • Omar Daher GuillĂ©n

    Thank you very much for making this possible! Great festival, I hope to participate again in future editions. It was easy to communicate with them! :D

    January 2019
  • Ken Cohen

    Terrific festival that is so amazing to filmmakers and run by incredible people.

    November 2017
  • Agus Salim

    We are very happy to have our short movie Quiet Noise included in the first ever Sylvia Theater Film Festival. I can feel that this event was organized by very passionate people and the responses from the audience have been very sweet. Hope there will be more Sylvia Theater film fests in the future!

    November 2017