The Love Your Shorts Film Festival is an experience you don't want to miss!
Our festival is designed to give you the opportunity to experience it all:
- Watch every film because we use only one venue
- Meet talented filmmakers and actors from all over the world
- Help select winners through audience voting
- Learn what makes filmmakers tick at our free Filmmakers Panel
- Enjoy the company of fellow film lovers
- And support the art of short films
Come and join us in downtown Sanford February 15-17, 2013 as we celebrate short films!
This year we had 211 films submitted from 21 countries - with 72 films being choosen as our Official Selections (CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS). Only the most creative films make the cut as our Official Selections, so come out and see this year's picks!
I would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, Wayne Densch Inc. (Central Florida's premier beverage distributor) for their continued generous support of our festival. Also, thank you to our Executive Producer Sponsors, The Orlando-Sanford International Airport and Professional Testing, Inc. Great community partners like our sponsors are key to a thriving creative arts community.
Nelson D. Beverly, Festival Director
HOW THE FESTIVAL WORKS
Films from each genre will be shown and the audience will get the chance to vote for their favorites. Winners will be announced at each film block and awarded the "Monroe" - an original piece of metal artwork. The winner from each block will go head to head in the final round as our panel of judges decide who takes home the top prize as the “Best of Love Your Shorts Film Festival!”
- Tickets are sold per film block and are $8, except for "E" for Everyone, which is $2 per ticket.
- You can also purchase a Weekend Pass for $55 which gets you in to all film blocks.
FILM BLOCK SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS
- 7PM - OPENING NIGHT: A mix of genres to get things going
- 9PM - OPENING NIGHT PARTY: By invitation only - meet and greet with filmmakers and sponsors
- 10:30AM - "E" FOR EVERYONE: Family friendly films and budget friendly ticket prices
- 1PM - DOCUMENTARY: Any short documentary
- 3PM - ANIMATION: Any and all forms of animation
- 5PM - FILMMAKERS PANEL: FREE ADMISSION! Enjoy a moderated panel in which movie techniques and filmmaker triumphs and tribulations are discussed
- 8PM - COMEDY: Any live-action comedy short
- 10PM - SCI-FI / HORROR: Live-action science-fiction, horror, and fantasy shorts
- 1PM - DRAMA: Any live-action short that is not specifically comedy, science-fiction, or horror
- 3PM - FLORIDA FLAVOR: Any genre film either made primarily in Florida, or made anywhere by filmmakers that are residents of Florida during the film’s production
- 7PM - BEST OF THE FEST: Winners from each block will be shown and the Best of the Festival award will be given as decided by our panel of judges
Concessions and full bar available (CASH ONLY).
WARNING: Some films may contain adult content; viewer discretion is advised.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
· Each ticket is only valid for listed film block on given day and time.
· Some films may contain adult content; viewer discretion is advised.
· No refunds or exchanges.
· One ticket per person per block.
· Must bring printed version of each ticket purchased to be admitted.
· General audience seating is not assigned or reserved and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
· Handicapped seating is available upon request.