SoCal ShortFest Call for entries is open NOW!


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Call for entries

SoCal ShortFest (Southern California Short Film Festival) is the only short film festival with a celebrity jury that screens the winners at the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES®.


SoCal ShortFest welcomes short films of all genres to be reviewed solely by working industry professionals including: actors currently working in film and television, professional television film critics, award winning directors and producers of film, television, and the Broadway stage, magazine editors and more!  We actively welcome submissions from women directors, LGBTQ directors, and directors of all backgrounds and beliefs. Stop waiting for your work to be seen by industry professionals and submit your film to us today!


SoCal ShortFest will screen the winners at a red carpet event at the beautiful Linwood Dunn Theater at the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES® in Hollywood.  Our evening will begin with a formal awards ceremony where the winners will receive crystal trophy awards and prizes.  Immediately following the awards we will screen the top films for everyone to enjoy.  Finally, network and connect with your fellow filmmakers, actors and our celebrity jury panel at the official after party at the Hard Rock Cafe-right next to the Dolby Theater where the Oscars® take place.  It's sure to be a fantastic night and we would love to have you there. Submit your film today!


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