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Copa Shorts Film Fest


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Do you love films?

In an especially receptive new film festival, Copa Shorts Film Fest brings new talent an opportunity for recognition for filmmakers and screenwriters. Submissions are invited starting May 27, 2016 on

FILM MAKERS – bring your creativity and innovation to the festival, scheduled for February 17-19, 2017. Tell your story with films from two to 20 minutes in categories of:

  • Drama
  • Documentary
  • Animation
  • Foreign (captioned in English, please!)
  • Comedy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Horror

And Special Categories for:



BEST of CATEGORY and BEST of the FEST will receive awards.


SCREENWRITERS – Develop your very best story as a screenplay and submit it. Fifteen pages is the limit (without cover sheet.) The winner(s) will win a table read at the festival, plus incentives to produce the film from their screenplay.

FILM LOVERS – Plan to attend the full festival for a wealth of memorable visual experiences. Each film block will contain the pre-screened and judged films.

Copa Shorts will bring filmmakers, screenwriters and film lovers from local, regional and international locations to see films that excite the imagination and meet others who produce and develop films.

Film workshops are part of the mix (free) plus parties (free for filmmakers, screenwriters). Hang out with press and film lovers to create new alliances and progress in your film career.

We want you! Come join us in February, 2017 when the weather’s terrific in Arizona. (Unlike many other cities in February, the only thing you might need to shovel is sunshine!)



Copa Shorts Film Fest, Inc. is an IRS designated 501(c)(3)