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Next Screening February 11th

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Want to Pitch Your Short Film Idea?

The 3rd Annual Shorts Challenge

is NOW accepting submissions



For our 2020 Shorts Challenge, the Annapolis Film Festival is requesting pitches for a short film that addresses ideas on how to bring our divided country together.

In this election year, we are looking for relevant ideas in a short documentary or a short narrative film, which reflect on the discord within the discourse of politics and actual policies that affect people. It also envisions the solutions for a more united country.

Be creative and interpret this as you see it. But please refrain from just making a partisan, one-sided argument or thinking of this through only a political lens. A more perfect union can also reflect on many aspects of American life today.

The short film will premiere at the 2021 Annapolis Film Festival, should it meet our usual standards. For more details, please visit

Shorts Challenge

The 2019 Shorts Challenge winner, Laura Tejero, thanking the judges for choosing her short film FRIDA.

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