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What sets us apart from the thousands of other festivals out there is that our festival was made by filmmakers for filmmakers. But don't take our word for it. Listen to the filmmakers who have actually screened at our festivals.

Call for Entries

• Action/Adventure
• Animation
• Comedy
• Documentary
• Drama
• Fan Films
• Horror
• Mystery/Thriller
• Musicals
• Puppetry
• Science Fiction/Fantasy
• Student
• Web Series/Webisode
• Western
• Made in Georgia
• Review Only

barMission Statement

Our goal is to recognize filmmakers whose short films demonstrate their ability to produce well-crafted motion pictures.


We are proud to announce that we are a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Southern Shorts Awards must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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In Recognition of Quality Filmcraft


(Disclaimer: Cast & Crew only receive awards if they are nominated and score a minimum aggregate score of 7 out of 10 from all three judges.) 

You can see all of our reviews on FilmFreeway.

The Summer 2021 SEASON is now open and accepting submissions. The deadline is June 30th.

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE CHANGED THE STUDENT CATEGORY! The Student Category is now available ONLY to those 21 or younger. If you enter incorrectly you will be disqualified and refunded so that you can enter in another category.

which festivals you should enter.


1. It's a quarterly Competition & Festival for films under 30 minutes.

2. ALL entries receive a scoresheet.

3. The Festival is held in an actual movie theater.

4. Films are scored by 3 judges.

5. Cast & Crew may receive individual awards.

Click on the Top 100 to see our Awards Presentations!