SSFF Film Festival

18th Annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

Now accepting submissions

Submissions are now open for MoPOP’s Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF or “siff-siff”). Enter your film for a chance to have your work screened at our 2023 festival.

Festivals like SFFSFF celebrate out-of-this-world cinema and the daring filmmakers that make it possible. Films screened at SFFSFF have gone on to be nominated for Academy Awards, featured in museum exhibitions, received international distribution, and more.

We can’t wait to see your brilliant work on the big screen.


Early bird entry by August 31, 2022

Deadline: January 16, 2023

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2022 Winners

Grand Prize - Other Half

Directed by Lina Kalcheva (United Kingdom, 13:20)

As an Individual Being in a world comprised of Merged Couples, Ren longs to find their other half and become complete.

Second Place - Jettison

Directed by JJ Pollack (USA, 11:13)

A restless young woman ships off to fight an interstellar war, only to struggle with the effects of being cut off from her home by both time and space.

Third Place - Clean Slate

Directed by Olubajo Sonubi (USA, 12:28)

After a botched proposal, an apprehensive Jay agrees to try AI counseling in hopes of healing her faltering relationship.

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