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.

Filmmakers submit to film festivals so that they can gain 3rd party recognition for their work. You want an organization that will watch every minute of your video file and judge your work fairly, without bias. Getting selected to TSFF has the following benefits:

Get the "real" film festival experience.

- Screened in front of a live audience
- No virtual screenings.
- Live networking event.
- Introduce your film live at the awards presentation.

Great Value $$$

- Low Submission Fees
- No additional fees for award consideration.
- Affordable event tickets.
- Networking badge and award certificate included with your event ticket.

Memorable Experience

- Flat $20 worldwide shipping for your award certificate and networking badge if you are unable to attend.
- Includes professional event photos on site by a pro photographer.
- Affordable custom merchandise. Wear your accomplishment with pride.
- A permanent link toyour work on our website that shows your accomplishment.
- Proof for potential distributors and producers that your work has earned accolades.

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
  • Rhonda Roe

    A big shout out to the Texas Short Film Festival! Organized, friendly, supportive and we were thrilled to be a nominated Finalist in the Experimental category.

    August 2022
  • The Texas Short Film Festival was a blast!
    My team and I had a lot of fun being surrounded by so many talented individuals and seeing so many awesome films!

    Mikel Fair really kills it with the Film Festival Circuit and I am grateful to be a tiny part of it.

    August 2022
  • Zeke Weldon

    Unfortunately, I was not able to attend , but the communication was awesome. I also saw the festival did a great job promoting all filmmakers and films on social media.

    August 2022
  • Pedro Jaen R.

    good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.

    August 2022
  • Thank you to the entire Texas Short Film Festival team for your acceptance and screening of our film, and for supporting the voices of independent cinema through sharing these live screenings with audiences!

    May 2022