The mission of the Texas Short Film Festival is to showcase the best international independent films, videos and web series of all genres on the Film Festival Circuit for the San Antonio audience. Are You Ready For A Theatrical Release Of Your Work in San Antonio, Texas? Please submit your film or video to our next competition.d accolades

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Our awards do not have cash or monetary prize value. The judges will nominate up to 5 finalists per category. If there aren't enough qualified submissions for a specific category, it may be omitted.

Award Categories:

Best Acting Performance
Best Action
Best Animated
Best Comedy
Best Dark Comedy
Best Dark Drama
Best Documentary
Best Drama
Best Editing
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Experimental
Best Fantasy
Best Horror Comedy
Best Horror
Best International
Best Mockumentary
Best Music Video
Best Relationship Drama
Best Romantic Comedy
Best Proof of Concept
Best Science Fiction
Best Series Episode

All genres of films, web series, music videos and commercials are eligible. Even if your film has played in other festivals it is still eligible. There are no geographic or distribution restrictions at the Texas Short Film Festival. This event started in Nevada and has since moved to Texas, because most of the organizers have moved into the San Antonio area.

Minimum resolution 1080p.
Frame Rates Accepted are 23.976, 24, 25 or 30.
Stereo Audio Only. No surround sound 5.1 accepted.
If accepted, filmmakers must provide a download link for their short film through FilmFreeway, Google Drive, Dropbox, Wetransfer or similar service.

Financial assistance for travel is not provided.
There are no screening fees available, to be paid to filmmakers.

Overall Rating
  • I love Texas and I love this festival. Thank you all so much for your hard work and putting together such a spectacular event.

    November 2022
  • It was a such a great experience! Thank you so much Mikel we will see you in the future time.

    November 2022
  • Brandon Stewart

    This festival was absolutely amazing. Could not have found a better place to showcase my work, especially for the first time! They were always in contact about the process, when to expect updates and were always very transparent. On the day of the festival they were so great at making the filmmakers feel important and respected, as well as connecting us all together. 10/10!!!!!

    October 2022
  • I loved how Mikel Fair recommended me this festival after I've applied to another one! And my film fit perfectly and ended up a finalist in the Best Director category. I've also had a lovely interview with him and this festival felt very personable and like they actually care for filmmakers to succeed.

    October 2022
  • Dana Pierre

    This festival has been a wonderful experience! It does a great job for indie filmmakers! I was invited to have a live video interview which was an amazing experience! Thank you so much to all involved and to Mikel for all the hard work they put in to support the filmmakers!

    October 2022