The Seven Cities Short Film Showcase is a one-night celebration of fantastic films created by talented artists right here Virginia! Officially selected films will be screened at our showcase where they will have the chance to compete for a slew of awards and accolades! So come on out and meet your fellow film friends, win raffle prizes, grab a few drinks, and enjoy some of the best film-making the 757 has to offer!

Returning in 2020!

The Seven Cities Short Film showcase is back! Join us December 18th – 20th, 2020 to meet your fellow filmmakers, win prizes and awards, and celebrate the best filmmaking the 757 has to offer! (Video information no longer accurate due to COVID but still fun!)

Share your films with the community!

Enjoy a collection of some of the best shorts on the East Coast in front of a lively audience at Zieders American Dream Theater in Virginia Beach, VA!

An action-packed Festival!

The Seven Cities Short Film Showcase not only features the hottest shorts on the east coast, this two-hour event is packed with excitement including raffle prizes, guest speakers, red-carpet photos, and an exclusive after party!

Our Mission

We want to create an exciting and memorable evening of films and fun to bring together Virginia’s filmmakers and show the world what incredible talent we have right here in the 757! Join us this year to share your hard work, make new friends, and celebrate Virginia Film-making!

Submit your Film Today!

January 15th, 2020 Earlybird Deadline

November 7th, 2020 Regular Deadline

November 27th, 2020 Late Deadline

December 18th – 20th, 2020 Event Date

Rules, pricing and submission links available below at

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