Taos Shortz Film Fest

Taos Shortz Film Fest

14th edition

Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2022
Taos, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length

Mission / description The Taos Shortz Film Fest is again...

Searching the globe for outstanding short films .
We are looking for compelling stories, exemplary production and cinematography and overall awesome films!
We choose only the Very Best of Short Films from Around the Globe.
Each year we premiere or early screen films that go on to win awards after awards and major nominations. We premiered the Academy Award winning film "Sing".
Voted one of "the 50 film festivals worth the entry fee" by MovieMaker's Magazine, Taos Shortz boasts being the stellar shorts film fest in the country.
We continue to bring global world class short cinema to the community and to provide filmmakers with a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, panels, and network with fellow filmmakers, media companies, producers and distributors.
Do you have a tale to tell? A secret to reveal? A truth that screams to be heard? If you think you have what it takes, submit your film.
Festival dates: March 20-22, 2020
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Festival website http://www.taosshortz.com

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Class Founded: 2007
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jun 23, 2019

Early bird deadline: Sep 11, 2019
Regular deadline: Nov 11, 2019
Late deadline: Dec 24, 2019

Notification date: Jan 22, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 13.21 to 30.50 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 2.83 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 2,222.00 USD
Other prizes: awards, gear, studio time
Festival sections
Emerging Artist
First Time Filmmakers
Free Spirit
Native American Film / Filmmaker
Global Shortz
Taos Area Locals
New Mexican Filmmakers
General rules Filmmaker Consent
I have read, reviewed, and understand all the information associated with this form and the Taos Shortz Film Fest. I attest that I have obtained all proper permissions and waivers from those who collaborated on my work. Those collaborators have also been fully and properly credited either on the work itself, or on a separate sheet attached to this form. I agree to hold TSFF free of liability for the statements and information I have submitted both on this form and on the work itself. I also attest that this work contains no distribution agreements, assigned rights, production deals, or any other agreements that may prohibit the showing or screening of this work to the public based upon the parameters of the TSFF 2020. The Taos Shortz Film Fest reserves the right to showcase and/ or screen your film to promote our festival and yourself. TSFF will not distribute your film without your knowledge. We reserve the right to submit or screen your film at our partner festivals throughout the world, or at fund-raising events; i.e. “Best of” screenings or specific genres screenings. This helps us promote you.