Years running: 8 (since 2011)

Love Your Shorts Film Festival

Short Film Festival in Sanford.

About

The Festival screens only short films under 30 minutes in length. Films are divided into different blocks for screening. Audience members at each block vote for their favorite film and winners are announced on the spot.  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 which movie techniques and filmmaker triumphs and tribulations are discussed. In 2012, 70 short films were shown to an estimated 1500 people. Over 30 filmmakers attended. 

Program

  • Opening night,
  • Drama,
  • Documentary,
  • Animation,
  • Florida Flavor,
  • Sci-Fi / Horror,
  • Comedy,
  • E for Everyone.

Awards

  • Best Drama. Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar, Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar;
  • Best Documentary. Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar. Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar;
  • Best Animation. Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar. Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar;
  • Best Florida Flavor. Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar. Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar;
  • Best Sci-Fi / Horror. Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar. Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar;
  • Best Comedy. Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar. Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar;
  • Best 'E' for Everyone. Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar. Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar.

Rules

Restirctions

  • Shorts: maximum 30 minutes;
  • E for Everyone: Family friendly films for the young and young at heart.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form (paper one or on-line via Withoutabox system);
  • Pay entry form;
  • Send 2 DVDs with submitted film by mail.

Selection Media Type

  • DVD NTSC

Screening Media Type

  • DVD NTSC

Audio language:

original

Subtitles language:

english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Nelson Beverly (Festival Coordinator).

Documents

Place

United States
Sanford, Florida

Official website

loveyourshorts.com

Contacts

Address:

122 West 17th Street
Sanford FL 32771
U S A

E-mail: contact@loveyourshorts.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 30, 2015
  • Earlybird Deadline
    June 30, 2015
  • Regular Deadline
    September 15, 2015
  • Late Deadline
    October 15, 2015
  • Extended Deadline
    October 31, 2015
  • Event dates
    11 — 14 February 2016
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