June 11, 2022 - Early bird deadline
July 16, 2022 - Regular deadline
Aug. 30, 2022 - Final deadline
Sept. 22, 2022 - Notification date
Oct. 22, 2022 - Event date

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The Progeny Short Film Festival takes place annually in Blacksburg, Virginia, hosted by Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts. The festival aims to provide a platform for independent filmmakers and students around Southwest Virginia. Progeny seeks to uplift filmmakers producing thought-provoking content showcasing a diverse range of styles, genres, and interests. While Progeny Short Film Festival is proud to uplift our local community, we also welcome submissions nationally and internationally as well.

Categories:
Animation
Documentary
Experimental
Hokie Short
International
Narrative
Social Commentary

Consider submitting to our new category this year “Social Commentary Short Films.”

Whether your film amplifies marginalized voices, raises awareness regarding a specific issue, portrays life during our pandemic, or inspires change within society, we want your voice to be heard. There’s a lot going on in the world right now, but through your films, we have the power to promote change and talk about these issues. Films create an environment for unique stories to be told, sparking new conversations for change. If you feel your film fits the Social Commentary category, we’d love to start that conversation with your submission!

Awards & Prizes
Each category is awarded $150; winners will also receive a printed certificate of achievement!

Animation
Documentary
Experimental
Hokie Short
Narrative

Progeny Film Festival will also be awarding a no cash, judges' choice award, as well as an audience award, in order to further recognize your accomplishments! Winners of the following accolades will receive a printed certificate of achievement:

Social Commentary
Audience Award
International