Full Details on Aurora Picture Show Website: Extremely Shorts Film Festival (aurorapictureshow.org)


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 audience! This 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 shown at the festival, held at Aurora Picture Show in Houston each May. 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!

Extremely Shorts Film Festival is planned for both in-person Houston screenings and online streaming in May of 2021 The guest juror for the 2021 festival is Adam Piron, filmmaker and programmer (LACMA, Sundance Film Festival).

The world-wide open call for submissions for the 2021 festival is now open, with a deadline of March 5 (Late deadline: March 26). Submissions are made through the festival page on Film Freeway (click the button below). The festival is guest juried this year by Adam Piron, and the festival’s in-person screenings and online streaming will take place in May. Aurora Picture Show members may request a code to waive submission fee.