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EXTREMELY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL


SInce 1998, Aurora's annual Extremely Shorts FIlm Festival has presented hundreds of adventurous short films, as well as hosting guest jurors, visiting filmmakers, and enthusiastic audiences! Extremely Shorts is an open-call, juried competition of three-minute-or-shorter films and videos of all kinds and from around the world. Each year, a different guest juror (an esteemed artist, organizer, or curator) selects 20-25 mini-masterpieces to be presented at the festival, held at Aurora Picture Show in Houston each May. Modest screening fees are provided for selected films, and cash awards are given for Audience Choice and Juror Award. The short format of the festival encourages its eclectic experience, involving a range of creative approaches and genres including narrative, experimental, documentary, and animation. The festival is famously fun, adventurous, and beyond category! Info on previous festivals are linked at the bottom of this page.

EXTREMELY SHORTS 2022
Extremely Shorts Film Festival 2022 is planned for both in-person Houston screenings May 20 & 21 and online streaming in May 27-29. This year’s guest juror is documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon. View the festival program page.

SUBMIT A FILM
The open call for submissions for the 2022 festival is now closed. Festival submissions are made through the festival page on Film Freeway (click the button below). Aurora Picture Show members may request a code to waive submission fee.

TOURING PROGRAM
A 20-year survey of Extremely Shorts premiered in Houston in 2018, and has since travelled to screen at alternative venues around the country. 

EXTREMELY SHORTS ARCHIVES

Selected short films from previous festivals are currently featured on our Satellites page.
Check out the history of Extremely Shorts Film Festival, 1998-present here...
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