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About Us

Student shorts, documentaries, animation, and music videos from around the world! And to top it all off, we have a new home in Phoenix, Arizona! 

The Awards Ceremony rounds out the event, with several awards up for grabs and all films in the Official Selection competing for a variety of nominations and awards. 

Being close to LA, we have a number of film investors, distributors, producers and talent agents in attendance at our festival each year, so this is the perfect festival to not only get exposure at one of the coolest cinema chains in the country, but also make important contacts in the industry. 

Our festival prides itself on film-maker communication and ensuring you have the most enjoyable time possible at the event, so you can be sure that if you make it into the Official Selection you will be kept up to date every step of the way. 

High Quality Screening? You bet! We work with DCP's and high res files - and can even create DCP's for your film, so that your work shows in the best possible quality. 

If you've made a Student Film, we want to see it! Submit today!

The Venue

Due to the current health crisis, we had to go completely online this year, but that didn't stop us from having a great time!

Check out who took home the awards!

The Committee

The committee is made up of twelve people, who are selected from both inside the film industry and education system and outside, giving an eclectic mix of opinions to the curation

of the event.


None of the judges will be committee members, to ensure complete transparency in the Awards process and differentiation between the selections and awards.

The Awards

Best Short Film - Best Documentary

Best Animation - Best Cinematography

Best Director - Best Actor - Best Actress

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