shortcase 2015

AFS is excited to return to SXSW once again with our member showcase! ShortCase is a showcase of short films made by AFS Make members. Thanks to SXSW, we're able to offer this opportunity for our members to have their work seen during the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. ShortCase is made possible through SXSW's Community Screening program in which the festival brings in local organizations to showcase their work. SXSW Community Screenings are free and open to the public. Shorts that are screened in ShortCase are not official selections of SXSW and are not entered into competition.

This year, we'll be curating one 70-80 minute program to be shown during the fest (time/date TBD). In order to submit, you must fill out the form below. Click here for the form.  (Don't see the form?  You must be logged-in and an AFS Make Member (or higher) to see the form.  Currently not a member?  Join today!)


This is a fun, easy and free way to get your work seen during SXSW, so take advantage. If you have any questions, please feel to contact us at:

Each film will go through two rounds of judging with the final choices selected by this year's jury. The judges will be looking for a diverse selection of high quality work that represents a wide range of styles and genres.

If your film is selected, we'll need a master copy of the film (ProRes444) within 48 hours, so be prepared. We will notify filmmakers at least one week prior to the screening.

Don't see forms below? Login or Check Your Membership (To submit, you must be an AFS Make-level Member or higher).


1. Must be a current AFS Make-level member (or above) and be either a producer, director or writer of the piece submitted. If you are not currently an AFS member at the Make level, join or upgrade now!

2. We accept any genre of short films (including documentaries, narratives, experimental, animations, music videos, etc).  Films must be under 20 minutes. Please no promotional/educational/industrial videos or commercials. No trailers or excerpts of longer work, either. We want shorts that stand alone.

3. Please no work-in-progress films.

4. ShortCase is a showcase for work that is NOT already playing at SXSW this year (or previous years).

5. Entries are limited to one submission per membership.

6. Films must be submitted online (either via Vimeo, Youtube or any other streaming service).

7. Late submissions will not be considered. 

Upcoming Events

Moviemaker Dialogue: SXSW 2015 Film Orientation
Tue, 03 Mar 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wed, 04 Mar 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Essential Cinema: MY SON, THE FANATIC
Thu, 05 Mar 2015
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Fri, 06 Mar 2015
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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