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Event Series Event Series: Love Your Shorts Film Festival

Love Your Shorts Film Festival

February 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - February 11, 2023 @ 11:00 pm

Love Your Shorts Film Festival


Films are divided into blocks that are approximately 90 minutes long. Most blocks are grouped by genre except for Opening Night, which is a mix of genres; E for Everyone, which is all family friendly; and Florida Flavor, which is films made by Florida filmmakers or were shot primarily in Florida. At the end of each block the audience votes for its favorite film. Each winning film is again screened at our final Best of the Fest block on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. when our jury of film professionals will select the winning film to be crowned Best of the Fest. Screening committee awards will also be announced at the Best of the Fest block.


Thursday, February 9th, 2023
7:00pm / “How Filmmakers Get Their Start” in partnership with OIF (Orlando Independent Filmmakers). This is a free event and open to everyone! A great night to learn more about our film festival and the people involved in the industry.

Friday, February 10th, 2023
7:00 p.m. / OPENING NIGHT – A mix of genres to get things going
9:00 p.m. / Opening Night Gala – limited availability – Thank you for sponsors, volunteers and filmmakers

Saturday, February 11th, 2023
10:30 a.m. / “E” for Everyone – Family friendly films and budget friendly ticket prices
1:00 p.m. / Animation – Any and all forms of animation
3:00 p.m. / Documentary – Any short documentary
5:00 p.m. / International – Any International Short Film
8:00 p.m. / Comedy – Any live-action comedy short
10:00 p.m. / Sci-fi/Horror – Live-action science-fiction, horror, and fantasy shorts

Sunday, February 12th, 2022
1:00 p.m. / Drama – Any live-action short that is not specifically comedy, science-fiction, or horror
3:00 p.m. / Florida Flavor – Any genre film either made primarily in Florida, or made anywhere by filmmakers that are residents of Florida during the film’s production
7:00 p.m. / Best of the Fest – Winners from each block will be shown and the Best of the Festival award will be given as decided by our panel of judges


February 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
February 11, 2023 @ 11:00 pm
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Love Your Shorts Film Fest
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The Ritz Theater
201 Magnolia Ave
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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