Vegas Shorts is established with the intention of selecting, awarding, promoting and recognizing short filmmakers in various genres. The members of jury and the programmers of the festival consist of award-winning filmmakers active in the film industry as professionals in media. Vegas Shorts believes in the power of the language of cinema and stands with all diverse groups of filmmakers from around the globe.

We consider the art of filmmaking an essential component of our lives and encourage works that use powerful and creative approaches toward the language of cinema in order to create a unique vision.

Best dramatic
Best director
Best actress
Best actor
Best cinematography
Best script
Best producer
Best edit
Best animation
Best experimental
Best documentary
Best composer
Best horror
Best comedy
Best thriller
Best science fiction
Best fantasy
Best student filmmaker
Best youth actor
Best youth actress
Best Web Series /TV Pilot
Best first time filmmaker
Best trailer

-You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- You must own all the rights to the film or have permission to use any songs included in your film.

Overall Rating
  • gaele sobott

    We were thrilled to be part of Vegas Shorts and we won the best experimental award for our poetry animation Evacuate. Fantastic!

    January 2022
  • Thank you for allowing my film, Faith Interrupted, to be an official selection in your festival. Good overall experience, which is preparing me for my next submission to larger festivals. Hoping for a little more communication next time.

    January 2022
  • Howard Forman

    Thank you for naming Madeline: Take Two as best short doc. Absolutely delighted!

    January 2022
  • Thrilled to have my SAG Short JADED win Best Narrative Short! Thank you Vegas Shorts!

    January 2022
  • Eddie Thompkins

    Thank you for selecting Bloodlines The Mogadishu Diaries to compete in your wonderful Festival. Highly recommend this Festival. Five STARS.

    January 2022