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It is with a heavy heart and much deliberation that we have decided to cancel this year's Shortz! Film Festival.
We are not only doing this in accordance with the CDC and State recommendations, but also as a commitment to keep all of our Shortz! family of filmmakers, volunteers and staff safe and healthy throughout this global pandemic.
We hope to have dates and plans for our 11th year 10 year anniversary celebration and blowout party bash posted soon. Keep checking back for more info.

Love and best wishes to all of you

The Shortz! Film Festival is an annual international short film festival in Chico, California which showcases the best and brightest short films from around the globe. The festival accepts and screens short films with running times of 30 minutes or less in any genre.

Created by local filmmakers from Chico, California, Shortz! was started with the desire to bring film makers together in a fun and funky environment, to meet and network with the ultimate goal of producing more films.


Our 2019 Award winning films

  • Posted: 11 September 2019


2019 Award Winning Films

A huge THANK YOU to ALL of our filmmakers.
As corny as it may sound, you're all winners to us.

Judges Choice
1st Place Terminus
2nd Place For Love
3rd Place A Paper House
Brief The Rider
Audience Choice
1st Place A Hell of Heaven
2nd Place Following
3rd Place Visions Of The Lost Sierra
Brief The Rider
Category Awards
Best Drama Terminus
Best Comedy W.C.
Best Action Powerless
Best Thriller A Paper House
Best Documentary The Gardenator Challenge
Zacuto Z-Finder Pro Winner Darrel Jury - Visions Of The Lost Sierra

The Official Season 9 Schedule

  • Posted: 30 July 2019

Season 9 is here!

Our lineup of films is official!! Get your butts to Chico to partake in some of the most fun you'll ever have watching short films, with some of the most talented artists that make them.

• times and film order are subject to change without notice •

September 7th Block 1 (1 - 2)
Doors open at 12
  • Unconditional Love
  • Alva
  • The Rider
  • The Assassin's Apprentice
  • The Gardenator Challenge
Block 2 (2:15 - 3:15)
  • Terminus
  • For Love
  • A Family Recipe That Can't Be Followed Written Down
  • A Mission
  • A Day Late
  • Powerless
Block 3 (3:30 - 4:30)
  • Visions Of The Lost Sierra
  • A Hell Of Heaven
  • Following (previously Like Me)
  • Flux

Block 4 (4:45 - 5:45)

  • Blurred
  • Trust Me
  • Mine Forever
  • Soul Bones
September 8th Block 1 (1 - 2)
Doors open at 12
  • An Honest Man
  • The Interpreter
  • The Girl
  • Tank Man
  • A Present For Grandma
  • 101 Knocks
Block 2 (2:15 - 3:15)
  • Almost Charming
  • A Paper house
  • W.C.
  • I Don't
  • With Tchaikovsky
Block 3 (3:30 -4:30)
  • Her World
  • Dear Uncle
  • After
  • I'm Sorry
  • SAVE 2.0
Coordinators Choice (4:45- 5:15)
To Be Announced


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