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Calling for Your Short Film Entries!

Submit Your Short

Now accepting short film submissions which are 30 minutes or less!


To support, promote and recognize the art of short film and its artists.


The Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be one of the preeminent short film festivals in the world. As the art of short film changes, the festival will adapt with it. We will be known for treating our visiting filmmakers with the highest level of hospitality. The festival will be a platform where film lovers and filmmakers can socialize and collaborate. We will be a respected member within the local creative arts community.


The Festival screens only short films under 30 minutes in length. Films are divided into different blocks for screening and the audience votes for their favorites.

The winning films from each block advance to a final block for a panel of judges to pick the overall festival winner. Winners of each block earn the festival’s award, the “Monroe,” an original piece of metal artwork named after Sanford’s Lake Monroe.

At the end of each block a brief Q&A session is conducted between the filmmakers and audience members. The Festival also hosts an hour-long moderated filmmakers panel.

In 2013, 72 short films were shown to an estimated 2100 people. Over 30 filmmakers attended.

For our 2014 submissions we will be providing feedback for EVERY film submitted.

To view 2013 festival photos visit www.facebook.com/LoveYourShorts.