The Seven Cities 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!

Join us 1/7/23 at the Family Fun Xperience in Virginia Beach for this years showcase!

7pm Reception
8pm Showcase
10pm Awards & Afterparty

Returning in 2022 / 2023!

The Seven Cities Short Film showcase is back! Join us January 7th, 2023 to meet your fellow filmmakers, win prizes and awards, and celebrate the best filmmaking the 757 has to offer!

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 the Family Fun Xperience 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!

October 28th, 2022 Earlybird Deadline

November 18th, 2022 Regular Deadline

December 9th, 2022 Late Deadline

January 7th, 2023 Event Date

Rules, pricing and submission links available below at

Interested in becoming a sponsor, media partner, or volunteer? Shoot us an email at!