Incorporating all the fun of a drive-in theatre and a 90's foam party, ZTV aims to tantalize, shock and entertain the masses. Representing a flurry of veteran and emerging visionaries, we are accepting a broad array of exciting short film; from uncensored music video and chaotic commercial-work to abstract-animated blurbs and underground documentaries.

ZTV will culminate quarterly into an online awards exhibition of works selected by a panel of to-be-named celebrity-guest judges. Each award winner will be announced prior to receiving an easily shared, video-animated laurel designed by Muffinhead.

All selected films (plus some that we just really like) and interviews with the selected artists will be featured in our online broadcast to be posted Premiere date and screening location TBA.

The Optimus Maximus: Jury-selected award for visual excellence, technical skill and originality.

El Diablo: Jury-selected award for macabre /cult-horror work and originality.

The Pineapple: Jury-selected award for comical, slapstick works of humor and originality.

Roller Skates on Fire: Jury-selected award celebrating open-genre breakthrough film and emerging artists.

The Really Real Reel: Jury-selected prize featuring entries suited for documentary and reality-based film.

Unicorn of the Month: Jury-selected prize for outstanding performance by actors of any gender, AI, Voice or Video-Animated Performers.

LOOP LORD: Jury-selected prize for outstanding video loop featuring art, performance and/or animation. All loop submissions must play or repeat for no longer than 20 seconds.

*Each entry will be considered for specific awards regardless of chosen submission category and by the sole discretion of our judges panel. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions regarding categories or laurels.

*Each award winner will be announced prior to receiving an easily shared, video-animated laurel designed by Muffinhead.

Each film should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Filmmakers are responsible for all copyrights.
We will notify all entries of judging scores, comments and award status through email by December 11th.
By submitting, you give us the right to screen your film in front of an onlive and/or live audience.
We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.
We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances.
All filmmakers will be informed about any potential changes through email and our online platforms.

Overall Rating
  • thank you very much
    we had a lot of fun

    October 2022
  • Darlinda Just Darlinda

    Wonderful thank you for such a fresh and exciting festival!

    January 2022
  • This was an incredibly creative and exciting festival. The people behind it are lovely, supportive and friendly. They have great communication with you and I loved being a part of it.

    Can't wait to submit again!

    January 2022