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Copa Shorts Film Fest 2019

2019 Copa Shorts Film Fest – Time to Enter Your Film and Screenplay!

Posted May 21st, 2018 by shelleygillespie in Festival Update

We’re on our way to 2019 Copa Shorts Film Fest!

Enter your film or screenplay now!

Here’s the submission schedule:

Dates & Deadlines

  • May 19, 2018 Opening Date
  • June 30, 2018 Earlybird Deadline
  • August 31, 2018 Regular Deadline
  • October 27, 2018 Late Deadline
  • December 22, 2018 Notification Date

Rules and Regs:

Films are 2-20 minutes, including credits. Screenplays are up to 20 pages, excluding title page.

Please see for the entire rules and regulations.

Some highlights:

  • We’re accepting films from middle and high school films for our new Copa Shorts Student Film Fest on February 23, 2019 at the Maricopa High School Performing Arts Center (PAC).
  • Student film blocks will be followed by awards ceremony and party.
  • Free filmmaker workshops will be held the morning of February 23rd at PAC.
  • All films for College, Military Veteran, Native American, animation, comedy, documentary, drama, foreign, horror, sci-fi film genres are requested for our February 24, 2019 film festival at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center.  An awards party with music and mingling will be held that evening at Elements Event Center.
  • See for  rules, fees, and requirements for submissions for both films and screenplays. Please pay attention to submission format requirements.
  • Winners are announced at the awards parties.
  • The director of a film or screenplay chosen for the festival will be provided with a VIP pass for the whole weekend’s events.

Expect a warm welcome in February from us and the weather!