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Permalink to Now Accepting Your Short Film Submissions!

Now Accepting Your Short Film Submissions!

The Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford, Florida, is accepting short films in all genres, with additional, separate categories for films made by students (12th grade and under) and films with Florida connections. Entries cannot exceed 30 minutes, including credits. The categories are:

Animation Any form of animation short.

Comedy Any live-action comedy short.

Documentary Any documentary short except television programs that have been repurposed as short films.

Drama Any live-action short that is not specifically comedy or sci-fi/horror.

Florida Flavor Any film either made primarily in Florida, or made anywhere by filmmakers that are residents of Florida during the film’s production.

Sci-Fi/Horror Any live-action science-fiction, horror or fantasy short.

Student Any film by student filmmakers through 12th grade.


You may submit your film online with Withoutabox or d ownload and fill out a submission form. 

or Download submission information and submission form.


Permalink to Congratulations to the 2011 LYSFF Winners!

Congratulations to the 2011 LYSFF Winners!

The inaugural Love Your Shorts Film Festival has just ended.  We had a wonderful time with great films and such talented filmmakers.  We will be uploading some festival pictures soon, but in the meantime let’s recap the winners.

Best of Festival – God of Love

Best of Opening Night – SNIP

Best of Animation – Kidnap

Best of Documentary – Crazy Diamond

Best of Comedy – God of Love

Best of Sci-fi/Horror – The Furred Man

Best of Drama – Determined

Best of Florida Flavor – Missile Crisis

A HUGE thank you to all the filmmakers who attended this year.  We were so excited you could make it, everyone was just so lovely!  Can’t wait to post pictures!


Permalink to Festival Program Has Arrived!

Festival Program Has Arrived!

We have received so many excellent films.  Our programmers had a tough job!

Thank you to all who submitted.  We are honored, humbled, and completely flattered that you chose us as a potential venue for your film.

View our selections here

To get the latest news and to be alerted of when our film selections are made please join us on Facebook.  http://www.facebook.com/LoveYourShorts


Permalink to The LYS Commercial Has Arrived!

The LYS Commercial Has Arrived!

Check out our Love Your Shorts Film Festival promo video! Share it with friends and family. Thank you to Shane Swenson for filming and editing and a big thank you to the people of Sanford for being in it!


Permalink to Our Festival Poster is Here!

Our Festival Poster is Here!

You will be seeing these posters around town very soon! A special thanks to artist Frank Loose for creating our very first festival artwork! Download a copy of it here. (pdf)