SHORTCUT 100

SHORTCUT 100 INTERNATIONAL

FILM FESTIVAL

Are you a filmmaker in Chicago or Illinois? You may be eligible for submission fee waiver when submitting your short film before our early deadline on February 9! Email us for details. 

NOW OPEN FOR 2020 SUBMISSIONS

The Shortcut 100 International Film Festival is an annual showcase dedicated to promoting the best in independent short film from emerging filmmakers. 

For the same amount of time as an average feature film (around 100 minutes) we offer our audience access to the up-and-coming voices and artistic visions of independent cinema from around the world. 

Based in Chicago and run by filmmakers from Nebula Creatives L3C, every year features a red carpet reception, awards chosen by our audience and an after party with filmmakers in attendance. 

Our mission is to connect the diverse visions and voices of our community with audiences who will appreciate their work in an accessible and inspiring way. 

**MORE PROGRAMS ADDED, THANKS TO OUR 2020 PARTNERS**

This special year 2020 marks our 8th anniversary with our new and exciting partners: 

The City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) 
One Hope United (onehopeunited.org) 
Wakandacon  
Chicago Screenwriters Network (CSN, chicagoscreenwriters.org) 

See details in the “Awards & Prizes” section below. Awards & Prizes

Your short film could be screened and awarded at one of this year’s partnership programs: 

Shortcut 100 + One Hope United Film Festival at the Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, on April 22, 2020 (eligible for One Hope United audience award) Children and Family theme. Submissions that creatively explore the topics of child abuse or child abuse prevention and/or examine how healing from trauma can be attained are strongly encouraged. 
* Part of proceeds will be donated to One Hope United during Child Abuse Prevention Month*

Shortcut 100 + Wakandacon Sci-Fi Movie Fest at the Cassidy Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, as part of the 2020 Wakandacon Event in August (eligible for an audience award) – Sci-Fi Theme 

The 8th Annual Shortcut 100 International Film Festival – the original program in fall that offers: 
1) Female Filmmaker Showcase Award (for best film by a woman filmmaker) 
2) Best Shot-in-Chicago Award (for best locally produced film) 
3) Best Short Screenplay Award (up to 20 pages in length) – presented by Chicago Screenwriters Network (CSN) 
4) 2020 Shortcut 100 audience award