Hilliard Short Film Festival

We are now accepting short film submissions for our upcoming film festival on May 20, 2023 at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center in Downtown Hilliard.

The festival will be juried with both student and adult divisions with cash prizes available based on the judges selections.  

For more information about the festival, rules and deadlines and more, check out the submission site

Sponsor the Hilliard Short Film Fest!

The Event 

The inaugural Hilliard Short Film Festival will celebrate independent film-making and showcase local film and film-makers. Finalists will be juried by a panel of experts and prizes awarded in announced categories, with a day of screenings open to the public.  Enthusiasts and creators will enjoy networking, panel discussions, and a complementary visual arts exhibit, food, and music.
Presented at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center in Downtown Hilliard with screenings & social activities at the Daniel B Vance Gallery and the 165 seat Ken and Robin Brenneman Stage. 

Your Impact 

 Your sponsorship includes funding awards to independent filmmakers and allows us to offer admission to the community at an accessible price which will bring visitors to Hilliard in what we hope will become an annual tradition.


Sponsor Levels

Producer $2000 
Director $500 
Patron $250

For any sponsorship level or to donate a different amount to the Film Fest, just click Donate! 

Our Reach 

 The Film Festival will be heavily promoted through: 
● Posters distributed throughout the community 
● Digital outreach to our community (1,000+ subscribers) and the Hilliard City School District Community (1,100+ teachers/support staff; 16,500+ students and families) 
● Social Media (8,000+ followers) & Local Media