Lancaster International Short Film Festival

The Lancaster International Short Film Festival supports the global independent digital film community by offering a competitive and juried film festival that inspires and motivates filmmakers at all levels.

About the Film Festival
The Lancaster International Short Film Festival (formerly the Rumschpringe International Short Film Festival) illuminates downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a backdrop of charming colonial brick buildings bursting with art and surrounded by miles of farmland. It is the longest continuously running film festival in Central Pennsylvania and only a short distance from New York City, Philadelphia, and the Baltimore-Washington area.

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Awards & Prizes
Best Comedy ($100)
Best Drama ($100)
Best Animation ($100)
Best Horror ($100)
Best Documentary ($100)
Grand Prize ($1000)
Home Grown Award ($100)
To be bestowed on the best short of any category with a Lancaster (PA) based team or theme.

Best Actor ($100)
To be determined by attendees of the film festival. (The Best Actor will be delivered to the individual actor.)

The Lancaster International Short Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.


Films in consideration for the Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair