***Call for Entries*** Accepting Films April 1st through August 20th
See below for more information.
The Elgin Short Film Festival (ESFF) will celebrate its 13th year on September 18, 2021, with a hybrid event – virtual and in-theater presentations. On April 1, 2021 we will begin accepting entries for this year’s festival!
2020 was an unsettling year for everyone, an understatement, we know. While it came with its share of disappointments, it also presented new opportunities for the ESFF and our audience. For the first time we will be a hybrid festival. Every year since 2009 the ESFF has drawn film entries from around the world making this a world-wide competition. This year we will welcome an in-house audience (fingers crossed) as well as viewers from around the world to take part in this impressive event. We are currently inviting filmmakers to submit their short films (20 minutes or less in length including credits) for competition in our festival via filmfreeway.com
Finalists will be screened Saturday, September 18 at 7pm.
- The ESFF will feature a Live Action category and an Animation category. - The top two selected films in each category, as voted on by the selection committee, will make the finals. The next three selected films in each category will compete to make the finals during the Elgin Fringe Festival, - Awards and monetary prizes will be presented to the top three films.