ARE YOU TIRED OF PREDICTABLE HOLLYWOOD MOVIES AND NOW IN SEARCH FOR QUALITY INDEPENDENT SHORT FILMS ?
Join us at Shortcut 100 at the Music Box Theatre and be part of our 5th anniversary celebration!
As part of our mission, we have a film festival organized and dedicated to helping independent filmmakers promote their visions and voices in the community. Part of the proceeds from these festivals will go to selected charities every year. Giving back is part of the fun!
2017 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS ARE ANNOUNCED:
M.A.M.O.N. Monitor Against Mexicans Over Worldwide by Ale Damiani (Uruguay)
TWO SECONDS OF SILENCE by Felipe Sanz (Spain)
Yolis by Juan Diego Ramirez (US/Los Angeles)
Firdaws by Mayur Puri (India)
A Good Man by Bailey Kim (US/South Korea)
Mirror by Sara Eustaquio (Portugal)
SPACEMAN. by Christopher Oliva (US/Chicago)
PET by Christos Liakouris (Greece)
Modern Guilt by Carlos Nahuel Cerutti (US/Chicago)
Off Limits by Severine Reisp (Germany)
Cupid Is Not A Terrorist by Peter Mueller (Switzerland)
COMMITTED by Michael Tapson (US/Chicago)
THE SPACE BETWEEN by CINTHIA ANAHÍ VARELA (Argentina)
***Awards & Prizes***
This year for our 5th anniversary, in additional to our Audience Award, which receives a cash prize and a Shortcut 100 certificate, we are offering 3 additional awards: (1) “Scaffolding Magazine’s Best Short Screenplay Award,” (up to 20 pages in length); (2) a Women Filmmakers Award; and (3) a Best Shot-In-Chicago Award for short films produced locally. These new awards will be chosen by our panel of judges and will each receive a $100 cash prize along with a trophy.
THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL WILL BE AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE, 3733 N SOUTHPORT AVE CHICAGO, IL 60613
Screenings of 12 short films from around the world
Voting your favorite film for the Audience Award winner
Award Presentation for:
Female Filmmaker Showcase
Best Shot In Chicago
Scaffolding Magazine’s Best Screenplay
Early bird tickets ($15) available now through August 31, 2017. Limited Availability. Get it now at
Regular tickets ($25)