The Citrus Circuit Short Film Festival awards short films from independent filmmakers. We celebrate all genres of shorts from both amateur and seasoned filmmakers. Our judges are looking for short films that push the boundaries of storytelling and promote complex narratives.

The Citrus Circuit Short Film Festival is committed to supporting and promoting films from American and international filmmakers to showcase their work and the incredible power that short films can produce. Our private judging process is carried out by established individuals who have worked in filmmaking and understand the process of pre-production, the production itself, as well as post-production.

Award certificates for each category will be emailed with the winner's name for each quarterly session. The Citrus Choice Award will be accompanied with a cash prize of $50 for each monthly session.

All quarterly winners will be invited to the annual Citrus Circuit Film Festival. Our annual winners will receive framed certificates, and our annual Citrus Choice Award winner will receive a special secret prize!

***** Annual event qualifiers for our 2024 in-person event will pool from the winners of each Winter 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 submission cycles. All subsequent 2024 submission cycles will qualify for next year's annual in-person event *****

2024 Annual Event Information:

Venue: O Cinema South Beach, Miami Beach, FL

Date: September 7th

Time: TBA

Ticket Availability Date: TBA

All shorts submitted must have a max length of 20 minutes or under for consideration.
All shorts must be in English or have English Subtitles if they are in another language.
Shorts must be filmed in or after 2022
We cannot provide refunds on submitted materials.
All rights for submitted materials must be in possession of the owner.
Do not resubmit any materials. It is up to the individual submitting to make sure that the final product is submitted as is intended to view and that the files open correctly.
By submitting to The Citrus Circuit Short Film Festival, you give us the right to showcase your short or a reel of your short during the Citrus Circuit Short Film Festival held in Miami, Florida.
We retain the right to change the festival date and venue under extraneous circumstances such as COVID-related closures or potential conflict with the venue availability.
The final decisions are up to our judges and are made through an impartial voting process.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for your excellent Festival give me the precious opportunity to my Film <Until the end of time > , from your film festival, I have found kindness, encouragement, efficient work , artistic appreciation , enthusiasm... that gave me a lot of gains.

    April 2024
  • For us it is a very special achievement in our lives. It represents a lot of sacrifice, effort and love for the film industry.
    Also, thank you for your management with this beautiful industry. Festivals like yours are what make the dreams of filmmakers like us come true.

    April 2024
  • David Luck

    Five Stars across the board! The CCFF Team was excellent. The cast and crew from 'Death by King Cake' are thrilled to have received Best Comedy!!

    January 2024
  • Thank you for selecting NATURE ATTACK, very good festival!

    November 2023
  • Wesley Opauski

    I'm really excited to be showcased at this festival. I want to make films for an audience. See if they like to see what I like. This Festival has giving me that opportunity! Thank you!

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Wesley!