"The Super Bowl of Houston Short Film...." - Critics

Get ready for year 2 of Houston's Short Short Short Film Festival (HS3FF)!

HS3FF'24 will take place October 2024 (Tentative) and is open to all filmmakers across North America (e.g., United States & Canada).

We are also accepting international submissions as a special screening to recognize international filmmakers in South America and beyond.

HS3FF provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work to a wider audience and network with other industry professionals and creatives.

Selected short movies will be screened at the festival, and the best of the best will be awarded prizes. The short movies selected for screening must have an engaging storyline, strong characters, and demonstrate technical proficiency.

We aim to celebrate the art of short filmmaking and provide a platform for talented filmmakers to share their work with a wider audience.

The screening of the short movies will be accompanied by short Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, panel discussions, photo-ops, networking, workshops, and an awesome after party.

Food & beverages will also be provided.
It's going to be an incredible experience.

Submit your film to be considered!

⭐️ Best Plot & Narrative
⭐️ Best Drama & Acting
⭐️ Best Cinematography
⭐️ Best Short Film
⭐️ Best Sci-Fi Short
⭐️ Best Action Short
⭐️ Best Short Doc
⭐️ Best Score & Soundtrack
⭐️ Best Multicultural Short
⭐️ Best Social Impact Short
⭐️ Best Leading Actor
⭐️ Best Leading Actress
🎥💰 Best Short receives undisclosed investment amount to turn short into a feature length series or film and Pre-to-Post Production guidance by Guidehouse Production Studios

I. Film must be between 90 secs or 30 minutes. The sweet spot for a short is usually between 12-15 mins. Your short film will be disqualified from selection if beyond 30 minutes.

II. All films submitted must be of high quality, color-graded, properly subtitled, dubbed, and able to be shown on the big screen with no blue light effect or a warning of pulsing light if present in the short film.

III. All submitted shorts (North American & International) must include English subtitles/captions.

IV. Early bird deadline is October 2023. Only 12 of the best shorts will be picked to be screened at our annual event in 2024.

V. Film must be in the action, documentary, drama, or sci-fi genre.

VI. By submitting your short film, you authorize HS3FF to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills our social media and affiliate communities.

VII. There will be no refunds

Overall Rating
  • Krishna Lyles

    I am so grateful to say that I the project Love +Hate Won Best Best Short at this years inaugural installment. Tim was so kind and communicated the entire time up to the festival. The festival was extremely warm, welcoming and accommodating. My team and I are over the moon excited for the next installment!

    August 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Krishna, Congrats on winning "Best Short" for Year 1! Well deserved! "Love + Hate" was a festival darling and favorite of our judging committee. We can't wait to see what you create next!

  • Brenda Jacoby

    I was very pleased to win the best short documentary, Ukraine's Daughter - Justyna Uschak, at the launch of HS3FF. The staff was exceptional. The other filmmakers were incredibly gracious, and the audience was attentive and generous. I can't wait to see the 2024 films.

    July 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Brenda, we're so grateful to have had you as one of our official selections and award winners. Thank you so much for making our 1st year a moment to remember! ❤️

  • I was honored to participate in this year's Houston Short Short Short Film Festival with The Librarian Short film! - 😃😃😃🙏🙏🙏👏👏👏

    July 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Serkan, you film, The Librarian, was a hit with our judging committee! Thank you for participating in our first year! You rock!