BlueCat Short Film Festival

BlueCat continues to support short film creators and will be hosting its annual Short Film Festival on April 30th at the Landmark Theatre in West LA.  Submit now through FilmFreeway!



  • After reviewing all of the submitted short films, we will name 5-10 finalists on March 1st, 2019.
  • The short films of the selected finalists will be screened at the Landmark Theatre in West LA on April, 30th, 2019.
  • Following the screenings, we will announce the winners of the following categories:
    • Best Short 
    • Best Director
    • Best Script 
    • Best Performance 



Submission Deadlines & Fees

  • Early Deadline: September 30th, 2018.  Entry Fee $35.
  • Regular Deadline: November 15th, 2018.  Entry Fee $45.
  • Final Deadline: December 16th, 2018.  Entry Fee $55.
  • Late Deadline: February 3rd, 2019.  Entry Fee $65.



  • All submissions must be original, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
  • Submissions must be under 50 minutes.
  • Submitted films must be produced after January 1st, 2015.
  • There is no limit to the number of films a single filmmaker can enter into the competition.
  • Must be in English or must provide English subtitles
  • Previous winners of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition are not eligible.

For complete rules and information, please visit our 2019 BlueCat Short Film Festival Rules & Guidelines.