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Love Your Shorts Film Festival
Location Sanford, Florida, U.S.
Language International

The Love Your Shorts Film Festival is a film festival held in Sanford, Florida, around Valentine's Day. The Festival screens only short films under 30 minutes in length. Films are divided into different blocks for screening. Audience members at each block vote for their favorite film and winners are announced on the spot. The winning films from each block advance to a final block for a panel of judges to pick the overall festival winner. Winners of each block earn the festival's award, the "Monroe", an original piece of metal artwork named after Sanford's Lake Monroe. At the end of each block a brief Q&A session is conducted between the filmmakers and audience members. The Festival hosts an hour-long moderated filmmakers panel in which movie techniques and filmmaker triumphs and tribulations are discussed.

2011 Festival

General Information

The 2011 Love Your Shorts Film Festival was held at the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce, which used to be a USO headquarters. The dates of the festival were February 11–13, 2011. There were over 220 movies submitted from 15 countries, of which, 63 were selected for screening.


Award Film
Best Opening Night SNIP, Directed by Bill Lyle, Canada, 13m
Best Animation Kidnap, Directed by Sijia Luo, USA, 4m
Best Documentary Crazy Diamond, Directed by Hanny Lee, Taiwan, 11m
Best Comedy God Of Love, Directed by Luke Matheny, USA, 18m
Best Sci-Fi/Horror The Furred Man, Directed by Paul Williams, United Kingdom, 15m
Best Drama Determined, Directed by Scott Scheirich, Canada, 20m
Best Florida Flavor Missile Crisis, Directed by Jaye Davidson, USA, 16m
Best of the Festival God of Love, Directed by Luke Matheny, USA, 18m

Judges Panel

  • Denise Cummings
  • Barbara Farrell
  • Tracy Frenkel
  • Lisa Mills
  • Roger Moore

2012 Festival

General Information

The 2012 Love Your Shorts Film Festival was held at the historic Ritz Theater / Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center on February 10–12, 2012. The theater was established in 1922 and has a seating capacity of 585. Film submissions were accepted from June 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011 via Withoutabox.

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