Terms & Rules

Entries should be music videos, films or docs from 2015 onwards.


The Dallas Shorts accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen HD files.


Online screenings are scheduled at the discretion of the Dallas Shorts. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, the festvial reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Dallas Shorts will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, the festvial is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the festival and all associated screenings. The timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the festvial.


Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, the festvial is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in the possession of the festival.


The filmmaker holds the Dallas Shorts, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.


The festival does not offer screening fees for its films. By submitting through FilmFreeway you are agreeing to NOT request a screening fee as a requirement for your film’s participation in the festival, should your film get selected for the program.


Since the festival only requires a nominal entry fee, we will NOT accept requests for other entry fee waivers.