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Shorts Contest FAQ

What is Reel 13 Shorts?

The Reel 13 Online Short Film Competition is a weekly competition that gives viewers the opportunity to vote online for which short they would like to air alongside our featured classic and independent films during the Reel 13 Saturday night cinema block. The winning film will receive an award of $250.

How can I submit my film?

Films should be submitted via the Reel 13 Shorts submission page, where you will also find detailed submission requirements and licensing terms. Films are accepted on an ongoing basis for consideration.

How are the films selected?

Once submitted, shorts are reviewed by Reel 13 staff to determine if they will be included in the online competition. Selected films will be showcased on the Reel 13 website and voted on by viewers. The decision of the online vote is final. Due to the high volume of submissions, we are only able to respond to those whose films are accepted for competition. If you don’t hear from us within six months, please feel free to contact our Shorts Curator, Harris Pacey, at or write to:

Harris Pacey
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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