Shorts Showcase



Shorts Showcase Film Festival 2015

Deadline for submissions the Shorts Showcase Festival 2015 is June 30th 2015. Your short film entry will be featured in the Shorts Showcase system including our mobile app, on-line and will be considered for a possible showing on our weekly PBS-KVCR TV Show.  Encourage your friends and followers to vote for and like your film on our website, our mobile app and on our social network channels: You Tube Channel,  Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter. This will increase your chance of being a finalist in the Shorts Showcase Festival Awards 2015. The votes and likes will stop being counted at midnight PST, August 31 2015.


Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length including credits.
Films longer than 20 minutes will not qualify for TV broadcast.
All non-English language films must have English language subtitles.
All films have to be in HD unless for artistic choice a different format has been used. SD upscaled into HD is not acceptable.
Submissions must be postmarked no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective entry fees.
For Student entries, a photocopy of an official student ID or a letter from the school must be e-mailed or sent with the entry submission as proof of student status when the film was made.

Due to all of our upfront costs, we cannot provide waivers.
Submissions will not be returned.
Films mailed into the festival must arrive with shipping, customs duties and taxes pre-paid, by June 30th 2015.
Please provide
-Full production credits and director’s biography.
-Film synopsis no longer than 50 words.



submit your short film

1.Click on the above mail icon to download the PDF form fill by typing on the fields, you can sign it electronically or print the last page and sign it and scan it, e-mail it with the filled PDF at, or mail it to us.

2. Upload your film in HD H264 (3) Streaming Rate for Internet viewing.

If you would like to be considered for broadcasting please send also a copy of the film mastered as Apple ProRes 4.2.2 or XDCAMHD 4:2:2. Possibly with SFX, DIA, MSX and FULLMIX separate tracks. Only 1080 HD films will be accepted for broadcasting. SD films upscaled into HD are not acceptable for broadcasting.

Upload it online using WeTransfer, or other cloud services like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. Please name your file as the film title.

3. Pay the submission fee using the payment option below or mail us a check made payable to Shorts Showcase.

If you are mailing everything please send to: Shorts Showcase, 1775 E Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-381, Palm Springs, CA 92264.

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Submitting Rules

Submission fees are:  General $75, Student $50, Films 5 minutes or less $25

We are an online festival and the exposure on  PBS broadcasting network, websites, mobile apps and You Tube and other social media is essential for the voting system.  The most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media will determine the winner for each category. Most views across  SS web, apps and social media will get a special finalist mention.

If your film is still in the circuit of exclusive festivals, please check eligibility with those festivals before submitting to Shorts Showcase.  We provide maximum exposure for your film and the filmmaker through SS web, apps, social media and PBS broadcasting network, and that may disqualify you from those festivals that want exclusivity and films not to have had internet exposure.

Once your film is approved it will entered in the appropriate categories.

Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Award 2015 ( Overall award, most votes from SS Jury Panel).

Shorts Showcase Animated Film Category Award

Shorts Showcase Drama Category Award

Shorts Showcase Comedy Category Award

Shorts Showcase Documentary Category Award

Shorts Showcase Romance Category Award

Shorts Showcase Sci-Fi Category Award 

Shorts Showcase Thriller Category Award 

Shorts Showcase  Art House Category Award 

Shorts Showcase  Music/Dance Category Award 

Shorts Showcase Critics Award 2015.  (most votes from SS Jury Panel to each category)

Please make sure you enter the appropriate category on your submission form.  If you wish your film to be included in more than one category, a separate submission fee is required for each category on your submission form.

If you print the form and write in the information, please be sure to print clearly!

If you open the PDF submission form and type in the information, please ‘save as’ the name of your film, then attach that form to an email and send to:  (Note: If you don’t change the name of the PDF file, the form may come back blank.)