Lamorinda SuperShorts

Lamorinda SuperShorts 2021

A Three-Minute Movie Challenge

Lamorinda SuperShorts will take place from February to April, 2021.

What is it? 
To relieve the stress of staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, what better activity than to become a filmmaker? Participants are asked to make a film up to three minutes long that safely respects national, state, and county protocols. 

Creativity is encouraged, and all types of films are welcome - drama, comedy, day-in-the-life, documentary, musical, animation, claymation, etc.  Films may be submitted in categories by age.

Submission Categories:

  • Youth (under 18)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Family (for collaborative efforts including youth and adults in the same household)

Awards and Prizes:

  • Winners notified by April 5th
  • Each of the top 3 films by category receives a $20 gift card
  • Winning films will be showcased in a live virtual film festival in April, posted to the Lamorinda Arts Council YouTube channel, and publicized through the Lamorinda Arts Council website and social media channels.

Movie Making:

  • Shot on any device including cell phone, tablet, or camera.
  • Run 3 minutes or less.
  • Be shot according to national, state, and county protocols for social distancing, etc.
  • In person collaboration outside the household of the primary filmmaker is not permitted, but virtual collaborations are OK.
  • All genres encouraged  - drama, comedy, documentary, day-in-the-life, musical, animation, claymation, etc.
  • Films must be G-rated and suitable for all audiences.
  • Eligible submissions are from anyone who lives or works in Lamorinda, or attends a Lamorinda school (including Acalanes High School District).

Submit your three-minute movies via Film Freeway between Feb. 22 and Mar. 26, 2021

Winners will be announced April 5th, 2021.
Entries are $5 per film; unlimited entries accepted.  Upload your movie @
(If the entry fee presents a barrier to submission, please contact us here and let us know.)

Lamorinda SuperShorts 2020

A Two-Minute Movie Challenge

April/May 2020

The first-ever Lamorinda SuperShorts event took place during the mandated Shelter-in-Place period during the months of April and May, 2020.

Winners of the 2020 contest can be viewed HERE in the Winners' Archive.