The Roxie is calling YOU to be a part of an exciting festival during shelter-in-place!

Submission deadline extended to June 7th!

  • All submissions from the Bay Area and beyond will be considered.

  • There are two age groups: kids/youth under 18 and adults. Submit accordingly.

  • All genres are welcome, including but not limited to animation, documentary, narrative, experimental, music video, and found footage-based work.

  • Notifications will be sent on June 16.

  • Films have to have been made during your local shelter in place period.

  • Length: up to 3 min.

  • *Interiors only: unless exteriors are not real, for example it is a set design, you used found footage or it is animated.

  • It is free to submit!

  • If you are providing a screening link, make sure it is downloadable.

All submissions will be screened by a committee and, if selected, premiere as part of a virtual festival screening on July 1.

In addition to the July 1 virtual screening, a selection of films from the virtual screening will premiere theatrically at the Roxie after we reopen (date TBD)


A jury will select winners for both age groups with the following prizes*:

1st prize: A private watch party (up to 2 hours) in the Little Roxie (when we reopen)

2nd Prize: A Roxie Patron Membership

3rd Prize: A Roxie T-shirt

Audience Award – The winner will be selected by the audience attending the virtual screening. The Prize* is a Free Popcorn Pass that gets you a small bag of popcorn on every visit for a whole year.

*Prizes are transferable and can be made as gifts if winners want or are not local.

The Jury:


Rafael Casal

Bay Area native Rafael Casal is a writer, actor, producer and poet, well known for the films Blindspotting (2018) and Bad Education (2019). Photo by Sundholm Magnus.



Jennifer Kroot

Jennifer Kroot is an acclaimed SF based director and producer, known for her documentary features The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017), and To Be Takei (2014). Photo from Sundance Institute.


Isabel Fondevila

Isabel Fondevila is Director of Programming at the Roxie and has been with us since 2013. She has also long been involved with other local film organizations such as Artists’ Television Access (ATA).


If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]