The Shortz! Film Festival is an annual international short film festival in Chico, California showcasing 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.



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 name has been changed to protect the innocent.

It's official!

After much deliberation and civilized hand to hand combat, we've changed our name to Shortz! Film Festival.

We'd like to publicly thank all the fine fans of our festival for your support and Facebook suggestions that helped to bring this change.

With a very special thank you to Devin McBain who will recieve a full pass to this years event for her contribution to our renaming process



It's going to be a great year of films and fun, and we hope to see all of you in August!