San Francisco International Festival of Short Films

The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films brings short films from around the globe to San Francisco. SF Shorts explores a wide mix of genres and cultures without circumscribing them into niches. We love to see different types of films rub up against each other to catalyze new meanings.

SF Shorts does not use screeners. A Director of the festival will watch every single entry, so you can be assured that your film is fully considered. All films selected for the festival are automatically eligible for a variety of honors and prizes awarded by the festival, jurors and the audience.

At the festival, many of our visiting filmmakers remark how nice it is to have their film screened before a real audience and not just festival staff and colleagues. As filmmakers ourselves, we know the amount of work that goes into projects, so after each screening, we lead the audience in a meaningful discussion about your process. Plus, we give away over $13,000 in prizes and $3,500 in cash.

Visit our website to read filmmaker testimonials and to see the diversity of films from the very successful 2013 season.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: JANUARY 11, 2014
REGULAR DEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2014
LATE DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2014
WITHOUT A BOX DEADLINE: JULY 5, 2014

Categories: Short Films (Under 30 Minutes)