Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

MisCon 38 International Short Film Festival

About the MisCon Short Film Festival

From nail biting terror, to near future technology, and everything in-between, the MisCon Short Film Festival is a celebration of all things genre. Where better to find such an audience than at a popular Science Fiction Convention? Every year MisCon grows and, with it, the opportunity for filmmakers to share their stories with a greater number of people. Submissions in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy will be accepted.

MisCon 31 Award Recipients

  • The Time of the Turning
    Audience Award (Fantasy)Genre: Fantasy
    Director: Shawn Darling
    Country: United States
  • The Time of the Turning
    Jury Award (Fantasy)Genre: Fantasy
    Director: Shawn Darling
    Country: United States
  • Great Choice
    Audience Award (Horror)Genre: Horror
    Director: Robin Comisar
    Country: United States
  • Pigskin
    Jury Award (Horror)Genre: Horror
    Director: Jake Hammond
    Country: United States
  • Einstein-Rosen
    Audience Award (Science Fiction)Genre: Science Fiction
    Director: Olga Osorio
    Country: United States
  • The Routine
    Jury Award (Science Fiction)Genre: Science Fiction
    Director: Tara Price
    Country: United States

Congratulations to these and all the filmmakers whose work we were proud to showcase in this year's festival.

Festival Dates

May 27 - 30, 2022.

How the Competition Works

A panel of select judges will review all accepted works, and rate them according to several criteria including, but not limited to: direction, writing, cinematography, acting, makeup, wardrobe, and score.

The best of these submissions will then be entered into the Audience Awards Festival, to be viewed and rated by the most appropriate judges of all: Your Audience.

There will be winners in each category of the competition, and a Best of Show Award.

MisCon International Short Film Festival film submission form

About Missoula

Aerial view of Missoula, Montana

Nestled in the beautiful Missoula Valley in western Montana, the growing city of Missoula is home to hundreds of internationally respected artists from all fields. Musicians, writers, filmmakers and other artists from around the world come to enjoy the pristine mountains and rivers that surround our city, and our small but vital Arts Community welcomes them with open arms.

The filmmaking community in Montana is growing by leaps and bounds. Take a look at some reasons to be excited about the future of the Film Industry here!

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