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Shorty's Short Film Contest

Each year, inspired by the same muse that sang to Director Irvin “Shorty” Yeaworth Jr. when he conceived of The Blob, filmmakers of all ages compose entries for our Annual Shorty’s Short Film Contest.

Winning films will be screened for the public during Blobfest 2022 (July 8-10). Prizes will be awarded to the winners on Friday night.


  • Submit your short film by June 23 via email only to
  • MOV and Mp4 files are preferred.
  • Films must be under 3 minutes in length.
  • Family friendly content only, please. If you’re wondering whether something is appropriate, then it probably isn’t right for this contest.
  • Your film entry should be Sci-Fi related. Riffs on The Blob, a blob, or related movie themes are welcomed but not required.
  • You must include a required item at least once in your entry: a gooey stick. Any films entered into the Shorty’s Short Film Contest that do NOT feature the appearance or presence of a gooey stick at least once will be disqualified

Judging & Awards Categories:

The Shorty’s Short Film Contest will be judged by Colonial Theatre staff and the Contest sponsor. Awards will be given in these categories:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Best Animated Short Film
  • The Fan Favorite

screening times:

Winners of the 2022 Shorty’s Short Film Awards are announced on-stage during the Friday Night Stage Show (before the Run Out).

All of the 2022 Shorty’s entries will be played on a loop on Saturday, July 9 from Noon to 5:00 PM in the White Rabbit theatre. Those will tickets to Saturday double features will be able to view them.

Go boldly, friends, and let your iPhones and imaginations propel you ever onward to Shorty’s glory!

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