The Time Has Come!

  • Posted: 11 September 2014

We've all waited so long and now the time has come for the 4th Annual Shortz! Film Festival! 

Be amazed and entertained by 54 independent short films from around the world!  Come sit in one of the most beautiful theaters in Northern California, the El Rey, and munch on free popcorn while you enjoy theses little gems.  Visit with over 20 of the filmmakers who have come from all over the globe.  Cast your vote for the Best Short Film and Best Brief.  Help the Shortz! Film Fest staff make this the best year ever by grabbing a friend and coming down to be a part of this amazing weekend!  Like Us on Facebook. Tweet us to your friends.

Frichicotix.comday Sept 12th doors open at 6:30pm!  Saturday Sept 13th doors open at 11:30am  Sunday Sept. 14th doors open at 2:00pm. 

Get your Weekend Pass at or at the door.

Chico Screen Print Joins The Shortz! Film Fest Sponsors

  • Posted: 8 September 2014

Shortz Film Festival T-shirtWe are proud to announce that Chico Screen Print has joined as our newest sponsor. The are screen printing this years T-shirts. Chico Screen Print may be a new sponsor to the Shorz! Fest but rest assured that their T-shirts will live up to the quality that you have come to know and expect from the Shortz Fest. Chico Screen Print not only does screen printing on t-shits, but they also do hat, aprons, and custom embroidering. If you need custom shirts and hats for your sports team, embroidered shirts for you work uniform or any type of custom screen printing please give Chico Screen Print a call at (530) 891-5029, and tell them the Shortz! Film Festival sent you. No job is too big or small for Chico Screen Print. 

And be sure to pick up a T-Shirt at the 4th annual Shortz! Film Festival at the beautiful El Rey Theater in Downtown Chico, September 12th - 14th.

Tickets on sale now at

What's That I Hear?

  • Posted: 6 September 2014

Be sure to catch coordinators Renee Boyd and Scott Browns interview with Vince Haynie, on Chico Now, from Media Partner KKXX-AM930 & FM104.5 Monday, Sept. 8th, at 12:30 pm, 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  If you miss those times, join us on the Morning Show with Jerry Olenyn, Tuesday, September 9th at 8 am. also on KKXX.

But wait there's more! Tune in Wednesday, Sept. 10th, at 8am when Renee and Scott visit Scott Michaels on Media Partner, 95.7FM The Wolf.  


Listen for the Shortz Fest to be mentioned on their sister station, 96.7FM Classic Hits, throughout the weekend.

No matter what your music preference, you can find the Shortz! Film Festival all over the airwaves. Tune in to each station, find out all the exciting things that are going on and listen for your chance to win a weekend pass!  

Don't forget, opening night is THIS Friday, Sept. 12th, at the El Rey theater, in Chico, CA.. We'll see you there!


KKXX95.7 The Wolf96.7 Classic Hits

Sponsors Galore!

  • Posted: 27 August 2014

The Shortz! Film Festival would like to thank it’s returning sponsors. These are the folks who have been faithful in helping to make the Shortz! Film Fest the huge success that is. So when you are out doing business in the friendly city of Chico, remember to support those business that support the Shortz! Film Festival, and remember to thank them for doing so.

Avalon Portraits

Avalon Portraits

Chico Bag

Chico Bag

Graphic Fox


Graphic Fox

Chico Theater Company

Chico Theater Company

Vista Net


Video Maker

Video Maker Magazine 


Traider Joes

Trader Joes




Saint George Spirits Becomes a Sponsor!

  • Posted: 16 August 2014

ST. George Spirits

Since it was founded, thirty-two years ago by Jorg Rupf , St. George Spirits has grown from a one man operation, with a bare bones production facility jerry-rigged on saw horses, to a 65,000 square-foot hanger space, with a tasting room, laboratory, and line up of the most beautiful pot stills you may ever see. The people at St. George Spirits are linked by their passion for both the art and craft of distillation—and their desire to say something new through the language of distillery. St. George Spirits was the first distillery in the United States to legally produce Absinthe after the U.S. ban was lifted in 2007. They have a main line of Gins and they also distil Bourbon, Single Malt Whiskey, Rum, Fruit Brandies, Fruit Liqueurs, Coffee Liqueur, and other Kindered Spirits, all of them superb. Some of the Shortz! Film Festival coordinators took a trip down to Alameda to visit the St. George Spirits distillery, in May of this year, and we had a blast. The Distillery is housed in an old air-plane hanger on the vacated Alameda Naval Air Station, The tasting tour was highly entertaining and educational, and well worth the $15.00 price tag. The next time you visit the San Francisco bay area, plan on stopping by, you'll be glad you did.

L-R: Brent Boyd, Art Martinez, Renee Boyd, Janeane Roads-Peterson, and Scott Brown 
at the St. George distillery.

Please welcome St. George Spirits to the Shortz! Film Festival Sponsorship Team.
And be sure to come to the Shortz! Film Festival, Septermber 12th, 13th, and 14th, at the beautiful El Ray Theater in down town Chico

ROKU Sponsors the Shortz! Film Festival

  • Posted: 13 August 2014

RokuWe are especially proud and excited to announce that ROKU has joined the Shortz! Film Festival as a sponsor. "What is ROKU?" you ask...WELL the people at ROKU make a little device. This little device plugs into your TV and hooks to your home Ethernet or WiFi. Then through this little device you have access to OVER A THOUSANDS channels, subscription services, and convenient ways to rent or buy your favorite films and TV shows. It's like having a Netflix and a Red Box in your house, well actually it is a Netflix and a Red  Box in your house because they both have ROKU Channels. There is also Hulu, ESPN, You Tube, HBO, Ted Talks, Amazon Prime, and the list goes on and on. Speaking of ROKU channels, check out the Shortz! Film Festival channel on ROKU. It's free and you will have access to almost every film ever screened at the Shortz! Fest. Did you enjoy a film that you saw at the Shortz! Fest a couple years ago? Well it's on the Shortz Fest Channel, waiting for you to enjoy it again, anytime you like. 

Please welcome ROKU to the Shortz! Film Festival!

And be sure to look for some cool ROKU swag being given away at this years Shortz! Film Festival, September 12th, 13th and 14th, at the beautiful El Ray Theater in down town Chico, CA.

Chuck Patterson Joins Our Sponsors

  • Posted: 12 August 2014

Chuck Patterson Toyota Scion DodgeLong time local auto dealership Chuck Patterson Toyota-Scion-Dodge has joined the Shortz! Film Festival as a sponsor! The Chuck Patterson auto dealership has been serving Chico and the surrounding communities since 1967. We are proud that one of the areas best known and well established car dealers has decided to support the Shortz! Film Festival. Chuck Paterson has a strong, committed sales staff  with many years of experience in satisfying there customers needs and over the years has won numerous awards including the Toyota's prestigious Presidential Award. They offer new and used cars, and have a fully equipped parts and service center. If you are looking for a new vehicle, a previously owned vehicle, or you need to repair you current ride, check out Chuck Patterson Toyota, Scion, Dodge. And remember to thank them for supporting the Shortz! Film Festival.

And we will see you at the 4th annual Shortz! Film Festival, September 12th, 13th, and 14th at the beautiful El Rey Theater in Down Town Chico.

Goodbye Robin Williams

  • Posted: 12 August 2014

All of us here at Shortz are simply stunned at yesterday morning’s news report of the death of Robin Williams. I think a lot of us are still in a state of shock and denial, unwilling to accept that he is really gone. He was such an ingrained presence in the last 30 years of American culture it seems unbelievable that he won’t be with us anymore. His life and work affected so many people, and he nearly singlehandedly created 3 generations of comedians and filmmakers. 

ARobin williams photos one of his characters stated, “Carpe. Hear it? Carpe. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”                                        (John Keating, Dead Poets Society) so he lived.

We are forever in your debt, Mr. Williams, and we already miss you terribly.