The American Short Film Festival is an opportunity for filmmakers in the vast world of short films. This festival is a chance to short films to be taken to the next level. We celebrate the best of the best in the short film community, and work to bring opportunities, celebration and connections to the filmmakers that strive in the short form.

We love filmmaking. The art of short films is oftentimes overlooked in the filmmaking world, so we wanted to create something that would celebrate, appreciate, develop and bring opportunity to the incredible world of short films and the filmmakers working on them. We are constantly working to evolve this festival into the best, most valuable short film event it can possibly be.

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The 2022 Film Festival is being held through an immersive online festival event venue that will span across 72 hours: Loaded up with resources, panels, interviews, masterclasses, accessible tools, networking opportunities, educational opportunities and of course, a whole lot of incredible, privately screened films. We can't wait to see you there!

Jury Award Prizes in the following categories:
-Best Narrative Feature
-Best Documentary Feature
-Best Narrative Short
-Best Documentary Short
-Best Experimental Short
-Best New Media
-Best Ultra Short

& of course:
-The Annual Best of Festival Award

Plus, all winners will be invited to submit their work to our partnered film distribution company based out of New York City, to take your work to the next level!

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must not exceed 45 minutes in length.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2019.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.