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2016 Call For Entries

The Lancaster International Short Film Festival supports the independent digital film community by offering a competitive film festival to inspire and motivate the ever-developing Lancaster, Pennsylvania into an annual destination for short film aficionados to experience the best of the contemporary art form.

This year, we seek short films from five (5) broadly-defined categories: Comedy, Drama, Animation, Horror, and Documentary. Submissions should not exceed 40 minutes.

Filmmakers of all levels are encouraged to enter the competition/festival. Previous winners have included students, hobbyists, and professionals. Our judges are keen on promoting lower-budget shorts for accolades. (That is, an engaging story and clever editing can beat a high budget submission.)



We are accepting submission through two submission platforms

Regular Due Date: 30 June 2016

Final Extended Due Date: 1 August 2016

Film Festival: 20-22 October 2016


$1000 Grand Price, plus snazzy awards and other cash prizes.

Much more information can be found within the submission platforms (Withoutabox and Film Freeway) and elsewhere on this website.