Short Film Competition


This year’s Short Film Competition is an open competition. Any genre of film will be accepted.  Films must be less than 20 minutes in length and be appropriate for audiences of all ages. The following categories are based on the film’s budget:

•     Under $500
•     Under $5,000
•     Under $25,000
•     International Under $10,000

Films will be screened at Jordan Commons in Sandy UT on June 16th, the night before FilmQuest. The top films from each category will be screened at a theater.  The competition will be judged by successful filmmakers. There will also be an audience choice award.


This is an open film festival. All categories of films will be accepted. We have no rules on when the film was created or where it has been screened. We want to see your masterpiece.

Films must be appropriate for all ages. Films not appropriate for all ages may be submitted to our Film Showcase.

Films may not contain nudity, sex scenes or explicit sexual references. No F* words or other vulgar language. No illicit drug use. No graphic violence.

If you are unsure if your film is appropriate for our festival, please email us before submitting.



Following the screening of films, awards will be given to attending filmmakers. Filmmakers unable to attend the festival will not receive a material award; however, all winning films will receive laurels and recognition.

 Audience Choice Award $250

Award winning films will have a blurb and link to trailers/video on our website.



To be included in the competition, submissions must be received no later than May 4th, 2016. All films must be submitted via Film Freeway. Submitters will receive two Film Pass tickets.

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