5th Annual

Literally Short Film Festival

June 06, 2018 to June 10, 2018


Local & Fresh: Texas Short Films


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 5, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
February 2, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
March 2, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately April 16, 2018

Shorts: maximum 25 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2017

Projects must originate from TX

Projects must be a premiere in Houston

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Jury Prize
$5,000 USD Filmmaker must be present to receive awrad.
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Picture
$1,000 USD
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Award of Excellence
$500 USD
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Films may not be publicly available online prior to submission, and winning films may not be made publicly available online until after the festival.

Films must not have screened in the city of Houston before the festival dates.

All categories are competitive.

All genres are accepted. Foreign language films must be subtitled in English.

Films must have been completed after January 1, 2018.

Maximum film duration: 25:00 minutes (including credits).

Filmmakers must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Winner (or representative) of Grand Jury Prize must be in attendance to receive prize. Funding of the top three prizes will only be available if the filmmaker acknowledges and responds to the prize package before the first day of the festival.

By submitting a film to the Literary Short Film Festival (LSFF), filmmaker grants permission to the LSFF to screen the film, in whole or in part, for any or all promotions, compilations, screenings, and at any events sponsored or co-sponsored by Literal Magazine including but not limited to the film festival. Accepted films may not screen online prior to the film festival once they have been submitted. The filmmaker submitting the film hereby warrants that he/she/it is over the age of 18, and is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Filmmaker agrees that all rights and permissions for any materials contained within said entry, including all music rights, photographs, film clips, voice recordings, have been granted, and Filmmaker will indemnify and hold LSFF harmless from any or all disputes and claims that may arise from these rights and permissions granted.