2022 Elgin Short Film Festival

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***Call for Entries***
Accepting Films
April 1st through August 19th

See below for more information.


WELCOME BACK!!!!  

The Elgin Short Film Festival (ESFF) will celebrate its 14th year on September 24, 2022, with a hybrid event – in person viewing and a virtual viewing experience On April 1, 2022 we will begin accepting entries for this year’s 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 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

Check out the Elgin Fringe Festival September 2-11.
Six films will compete to make the finals. Vote on your favorites:  elginfringefestival.com.

2022 ESFF CALL FOR ENTRIES PRESS RELEASE

**BUY TICKETS**

FILMMAKERS
 THERE ARE TWO CATEGORIES OF FILMS: LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATION. 
 PRIZES UP TO $1,000 PLUS TROPHY! 

 
 Film Submission Deadline August 19, 2022. Discount for films postmarked by July 29, 2022.
 Complete your Film submission online through August 19!


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Downloadable Entry Form
with Guidelines & Rules
 
(download and print only)

Sponsorship Opportunities
 Email us at 
elginshortfilmfest@cityofelgin.org

Finalists will be screened Saturday, September 24 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.