Short. Sweet. Film Competition.


The Short. Sweet. Film Competition. challenges filmmakers from Cleveland to around the world to make the sweetest short film under 5 minutes. It is FREE to sign up for a team and teams will pick a "sweet" film prompt on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at Atlas Cinemas Shaker Square. If you cannot attend then we will draw prompts for you to choose.

Teams will then create their film and upload it to our website by Sunday, Feb. 11 at 11:59pm EST. Films entered by this deadline will premiere at the 12th Annual Short. Sweet. Film Fest. on Sunday, March 3 at Atlas Cinemas Shaker Square.

The films will be reviewed and judged by a separate team of judges. The top film will receive a check for $250, the second place team will receive a check for $150, and the third place team will receive a check for $50!

Additionally, we will award non-cash prizes to the top 3 in the following categories:
  • Actor
  • Actress
  • Acting Ensemble
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Musical Score
  • Sound
  • Special Effects & Makeup (SPFX)
  • Writing

Applications are now closed. Thanks to all who submitted!