2018 BlueCat Short Film Festival

Our Short Film Festival has arrived! After 20 years of accepting scripts, BlueCat is proud to announce the launch of the BlueCat Short Film Festival, with a $2500 cash prize for the Best Short Film award winner!

After carefully reviewing all of the submitted short films, we will name 5-10 finalists, and those shorts will be screened at the Landmark Theatre in West Los Angeles on June 19th, 2018. 

Following the screenings, we will announce the winner!

Students are welcome to submit, with discounted fees available to all work from young and developing filmmakers. 

We are excited to welcome you and to screen your short films in LA!


  • Early Deadline: December 17th, 2017.  Entry Fee $30, Student $25.
  • Regular Deadline: February 1st, 2018.  Entry Fee $40, Student $30
  • Final Deadline: February 20th, 2018.  Entry Fee $50, Student $35
  • Late Deadline: March 18th, 2018.  Entry Fee $60, Student $45

For complete rules and information, please visit our 2018 BlueCat Short Film Festival Rules & Guidelines, and to submit your film now, please visit our page on FilmFreeway or Withoutabox


Click below to submit your short film with FilmFreeway or Withoutabox. Don’t have an account with either? You can submit film directly to BlueCat by filling out the form below.

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BlueCat Short Film Submission

  • Short Film Application

  • Entrant Details

  • By Clicking "Submit", I Attest:

    • That all of the above information is accurate and complete.
    • That I agree to the rules and guidelines of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.
    • That the submitted short film is an original work, and is the sole property of the applicant(s).
    • To my agreement to hold the BlueCat Screenplay Competition harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorney's fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any stories submitted to the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.
    • That the burden of obtaining copyright or otherwise protecting any proprietary interests in the material, if I wish to do so, rests entirely with me.
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