Love Your Shorts Film Festival 2013

~ This giveaway is now closed, but you can still find lots of information about the 7th Annual Love Your Shorts Film Festival below ~

The annual international Love Your Shorts Film Festival is one of our favorite events in Sanford every year! We are excited to have been able to attend this short film festival since it beginning in 2011, and even more to have seen it grow every year! at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival short films are divided by genres or themes and presented in blocks (tickets are $8 per person per block, click here to view the complete festival schedule). After each block (usually around 90 minutes long) the audience votes for their favorite film and a winner is selected.

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LYS-panelThe event starts on Thursday, February 9th with a few FREE education workshops hosted at the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce including a free screening of UCF student films at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. Other free events include a workshop for middle and high school students and a Filmmakers’ Panel on Saturday.

Friday, February 10 at 7pm is official opening night followed by Opening Night Party. Throughout Saturday and Sunday guests can attend film blocks from genres like Documentary, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Horror or Drama.

One of our favorite blocks is Saturday’s “E is for Everyone”, a selection of child friendly short films for only $2 per person!

“Best of Fest” concludes the film festival on Sunday evening. During this film block the audience gets to watch the Winners from each block and the Best of the Festival award will be given as decided by a panel of judges.

Even more info about this fabulous movie festival can be found by visiting

Love Your Shorts Film Festival 2013

See it all for FREE – Enter our giveaway!

I truly can’t wait to attend the festival once more and here is your chance to attend the ENTIRE festival for free: Love Your Shorts is giving away 2 weekend passes to one lucky winner. A weekend pass enables you to attend all of the 9 film blocks of the festival!

Here’s how you can win:

Simply comment below (enter full name and email address) and let us know who you will take with you to the Love Your Shorts Film Festival 2017!

The winner will be drawn via on Wednesday 2/8/17 at 10am and notified immediately after the drawing! So please be sure to check your email that day. If we don’t hear back from you within 24 hours a new winner will be drawn. Good luck 😉

Congratulations Ellen Albert! You won the 2 weekend passes to the Love Your Shorts Film Festival! 

Didn’t win? Then go ahead and…

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Complete Schedule of Love Your Shorts Film Festival 2017 Movie Blocks:


  • Education workshops for aspiring and veteran filmmakers (at the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce)
  • 9 a.m. “Animation Adaptions to the Digital Age”
  • 10 a.m. – “Careers in Animation”
  • 11:30 a.m. – “My Life in Animation”
  • 7 p.m. – A free selection of shorts in various genres by UCF Film students (at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center)


  • 7:00 p.m. / Opening Night
    A mix of genres to get things going
  • 9:00 p.m. / Opening Night Party
    By invitation only – meet and greet with filmmakers and sponsors


  • 10:30 a.m. / “E” for Everyone
    Family friendly films and budget friendly ticket prices
  • 12:30-2:30pm / FREE Workshop: “What to Expect on the Set” (held at the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce)
  • 1:00 p.m. / Documentary
    Any short documentary
  • 3:00 p.m. / Animation
    Any and all forms of animation
  • 5:00 p.m. / Filmmakers Panel
    FREE ADMISSION! Enjoy a moderated panel in which movie techniques and filmmaker triumphs and tribulations are discussed
  • 8:00 p.m. / Comedy
    Any live-action comedy short
  • 10:00 p.m. / Sci-fi/Horror
    Live-action science-fiction, horror, and fantasy shorts


  • 1:00 p.m. / Drama
    Any live-action short that is not specifically comedy, science-fiction, or horror
  • 3:00 p.m. / Florida Flavor
    Any genre film either made primarily in Florida, or made anywhere by filmmakers that are residents of Florida during the film’s production
  • 7:00 p.m. / Best of the Fest
    Winners from each block will be shown and the Best of the Festival award will be given as decided by our panel of judges