5th Annual

Literally Short Film Festival

June 06, 2018 to June 10, 2018

Film Market
Submit Online
5425 Renwick
Houston TX 77081
Phone: 7136261433

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International Voices
National & International Short Films
All genres accepted for this category (see Rules & Terms).
México Lindo y Querido: Mexico Short Films
Films eligible for this category must be written or directed by a Mexicna resident; or produced in the country of Mexico. All genres accepted (see Rules & Terms).
Local & Fresh: Texas Short Films
Films eligible for this category must be written or directed by a Texas resident; or produced in the state of Texas. All genres accepted (see Rules & Terms).
Animations Corner
This category includes films using animation, stop motion or puppetry techniques.
Foreign language films must be subtitled in English.
Maximum film duration: 25:00 minutes (including credits).
Literally Israeli
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel in Houston, this category includes films written or directed by an Israeli filmmaker; or produced in the country of Israel.
Maximum film duration: 25:00 minutes (including credits).
All genres accepted.


Literal Magazine is proud to celebrate its 5th edition of Literally Short Film Festival. Literally Short is an event initiated by our drive to bridge all cultures onto one collaborative stage that stimulates international artistic expression. Our mission is to promote innovative approaches to social change through the arts and cultural influences. Our passion for film lies in its exquisite capacity to merge a multitude of arts into one vision; thus, Literally Short Film Festival seeks to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures.


Literally Short Film Festival stems out of Literal Magazine, an award-winning, bilingual publication in Mexico and the US focusing on literature, art, and current events. Literal recognizes its potential strength as a point of departure for understanding that the broad cultural universe is not overshadowed by any single language, but is bathed in the light of a unified spirit.


Rose Mary Simon; Rose Mary Simon; Vennek Campbell


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

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.

Prize bank transfers to winners outside the U.S. are NOT included.

All categories are competitive.

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

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 a week ahead of 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.