We invite you to bring your adventure of creativity to the mountains and mesas of Taos, New Mexico. Submit your film now!


Read the Submission Rules and Regulations

We Love All kinds of short films. However we do have a few simple rules to follow.

First…. Is your film good enough?

Not to be braggadocious, but the films of Taos Shortz are exceptional.

Recently we premiered (first to screen)  the Oscar winning short film “Sing” and every year we screen films that go on to win or get nominated prestigious awards

The competition is extremely high. We know submitting to festivals can be a bit of a gamble and it’s hard to know what festival would be a “good fit” for your film. If you wanna take a look at our

2019 Award Winners… SEE FOR YOURSELF.

Sooo if you believe your film has “The Stuff”, please Submit! We would love to see it.

The following are our deadlines and fees* for this year

Early Bird Deadline
August 11th, 2019 -$ 22.00 (€ 16.44) Entry FEE
Emerging Artists $14.44 (€11.22) – Taoseños Homee $11.44 (€8.88)

Official Submission Deadline
November 11th, 2019 – $ 25.00 (€18.88) ENTRY FEE
Emerging Artists $ 18.11(€14.22) – Taoseños Homie $11.44 (€8.88)

Late Submission Deadline
December 22nd, 2019 – $ 30.00 (€22.44) ENTRY FEE
Emerging Artists $ 22.22 (€16.22) – Taoseños Homie $11.44 (€8.88)

*Fees are billed in Euros. US Dollar Amounts may vary due to exchange rates at the time of submission
**Please note that the above dates are postmark deadlines

submit_button_hor_blueSTEP 2 (online submission)

This year we are pleased to continue to work with the Film Festival Life Community for our online submission service.

Film Festival Life is a innovative community based festival submission service, tailored to meet the unique needs for film festivals, filmmakers, and industry professionals. With full digital upload service and High Resolution video based presentation screeners, this European is setting the new standard for online submission based services. There is however, a small service fee* that will be added at checkout, but well worth it. We strive to keep our submission fees low as possible, because we know that filmmaking and festival submission cost can be quite high. Film Festival Life helps us help you.

¡¡Submit Your Film through FilmFestivalLife!!

STEP 2b (online submission form and snail mail DVD)

Yes, we still accept DVDs for submission screeners, but it is more diffucult and more expensive for us to use. However, If you wish to send us a DVD through old school mail service,we still would HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you use Film Festival Life to fill out all the submission forms. This helps us keep all the paperwork together. Just follow the process until you are asked to upload your film, then choose mail DVD. There is no additional fee for this service. When you mail us your DVD, please be sure that your unique tracking number and film name is written on both the face of your disc AND on the front of the mailing envelope, which should be sent to the following address:

Taos Shortz Film Fest Submissions
HC 81 No 02
1977 Old State Rd 3
Questa, NM  87556

If for some reason you cannot use Film Festival Life, please go to our Manual Submission Page, or use one of our partner submission sites…

If you have any questions, you may contact us at


Official Selections 2020

See a complete listing of the 2020 Official Selections