entertwine's second annual super short film festival RETURNS!

e.e.s.s.f.f. is a virtual festival for college students and recent graduates. Our mission is to persuade you to finish your homework.

You know that senior thesis you're making? The one you haven't finished? Or that great film you made sophomore year that no one saw? Why did you make that?

You made those films for this moment. We want to see those beauties in our film festival.

8 films will be chosen for our private screening.
1 film will be the recipient of a cash grant of $500+.

$500+? Yes, we're putting up $500, but we're also charging a submission fee (we gotta' check that you're serious, that's a lot of films to watch).

We don't want to keep your submission fee. If we get a surplus of submissions, we're giving it all to the winning film.

Super short films should be submitted by the film creator (often the director). If there are any credit discrepancies or controversies, entertwine will insist that credits be settled before the submission may be considered for an award.


1. The student filmmaker must have been enrolled as a student (full-time or part-time) in a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university OR must be a recent graduate, having graduated no more than two years prior (2021).

2. A film can only be submitted once. Making changes to the film, even significant changes, does not make the film eligible again.

3. Submitted films (including still images, poster images, or similar graphics) must not contain mention of any accolades received, such as festival laurels, or awards won.

4. Advertising films, promotional films, and films made as works for hire are not eligible.

5. Entries submitted for entertwine's super short film festival (regardless of the outcome) are not eligible for entry into any subsequent entertwine competition.

6. No entry may be longer than 10 minutes including opening and closing credits.

7. All entries submitted must be in English, subtitled in English, or dubbed in English.

8. Open to any location.

9. Open to any theme.

Overall Rating
  • Thomas McNicholas

    Really enjoyed this Festival, Brilliant Communication. My first interview. Thankyou for selecting ‘Cause and Effect;’ as a finalist

    March 2024
  • Entertwine’s Super Short Film Festival was a delight. The shorts were amazing, the presentation was wonderful, and the opportunity to screen my film was a highlight of my 2021 film festival experience.

    August 2021