Our Current Season's Awards

We add awards to this page as they become available in the run up to the current season's festival.
Check back often for changes.



Cold Hard Cash &
One Of A Kind Shortz! Trophy

$300 is awarded to Best Of Show

$50 is awarded to the Best Brief Of Show.

We will also be awarding non-cash prizes for the top winners in each of our 6 film categories.



For the 5th year in a row we are proud to have Zacuto as a sponsor, and even prouder to make one of our lucky filmmakers the owner of an amazing Z-Finder Pro! 

Zacuto’s USA-made, production-grade, filmmaking camera accessories and rigs are designed by filmmakers for filmmakers. We create products designed to make your life easier and your long shooting days more comfortable and streamlined.

InkTip Script Listing

Where producers go for scripts and writers.


Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.


3 of our finalist filmmakers will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.


All films that screen at our festival are automatically included on our Shortz! Film Festival Roku channel for year round, worldwide screening by over 40,000 subscribers.