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


Herofest 2011!

  • Posted: 19 May 2011

SUYS!FF Staff member Renee Boyd, and her husband Brent, attended the Herofest 2011 in San Francisco April 23rd. Film maker Joshua Siegel, writer/director of Bloodwood Cannibals, was also in attendance. 

"We met some great people and saw some fun short films!"  

Be sure to catch next years Herofest!

New Sponsors!

  • Posted: 5 May 2011

We'd like to just take a moment to announce a few of our most recent Cargo level sponsor partners. As always, you can see all of our sponsors by clicking here.

Without their generous contributions, our festival wouldn't possible. So Thanks!

Welcome Ray Morgan !


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Welcome VistaNet !


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Welcome Fifth Sun !


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Show Us Your Shorts! featured in this months Action On Film newsletter.

  • Posted: 10 April 2011

Our good friends over at the Action On Film International Film Festival have graciously included our festival announcement in their monthly newsletter this week. Recently named by MovieMaker magazine as one of the top 25 festivals “worth the fee”, the AOF has become a mainstay of regular festival circuit for some of todays top filmmakers.

We can’t thank them enough and would like to let all of the SUYSFF Film Makers know of this remarkable festival and recommend they submit their work!

Thanks again to Del and all his crew.

More big news to come! Keep your eyes peeled.

SUYSFF Featured in the current issue of The Synthesis

  • Posted: 22 March 2011

Oh Yea!

We are this weeks cover article in The Synthesis!

Grab a copy (if you are in the Chico area) and pass the word along.

Thanks a million to them and all of our media friends in Chico who are helping to make our festival great.


The SUYSFF Production Staff visits the Sundial Film Festival.

  • Posted: 20 March 2011


Scott, Shawn, Renee, Jasmine and Bill hoofed it to Redding yesterday for the 3rd annual Sundial Film Festival.  

A cold and rainy afternoon warmed by a lot of great films and some awesome filmmakers.
We look forward to working with the SFF in the future to help bring filmmaking awareness to the region and wish them the best of luck for their next years festival.