2018 FestivalThe main collaborators behind Sophia, on set. Left to right: camera afficianado/producer Cam Belseth, writer/director Rory Mells, director of photography Chris Beauchamp. Photo by Laura Beauchamp.

We are grateful to all the filmmakers and distributors who submitted their films to our 2017 festival: 5,074 submissions were received from 131 countries in addition to hundreds of other short films that were seen at other festivals or requested for consideration. See How do we evaluate films? to read about our evaluation process and to watch 12 films that have been in the fest.

We re-open for submissions on September 18 for the 12th Reel Shorts Film Festival May 8-14, 2018. We accept submissions on Film Freeway. There is no submission fee. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017.