IMPORTANT! Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis events on our calendar may be canceled or postponed. For a List of Rescheduled Events: click here. For a List of Venues and Organizations in Phased Reopening: click here.


Posted by Clearwater Arts Alliance ; Posted on 
Artist Call - DEADLINE :  




Downtown Clearwater Short Film Contest: Open Call to Artists
Deadline: Oct. 21, 2019
Call for Entries – no entry fee
Cash and in-kind prizes for top three selections

Open call for short films (up to 60 seconds) of Downtown Clearwater

The Clearwater Downtown Development Board, in partnership with the Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency and the Clearwater Arts Alliance, is looking for short films shot in, around and about Downtown Clearwater. Submissions must be short films (up to 60 seconds) and should feature the unique sights, sounds and locations of Downtown Clearwater. Films featuring authentic, uncommon and inventive perspectives from diverse sources are preferred.

Entries will be judged by a panel of filmmakers, artists, community members and Downtown business owners. The highest scoring entries will be used in an upcoming social media marketing campaign focused on authentic stories and perspectives of Downtown Clearwater. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories: $2,000 First Place, $1,500 Second Place, and $750 Third Place.

To enter:

  1. Email with your name, telephone number, email address, and a brief description of your video. Put “Downtown Clearwater Video Entry” in the subject line of the email.
  2. Label your video file with your name and save in MP4 format (LAST NAME.CAA.mp4). When you receive an email from the Clearwater Arts Alliance dropbox, please follow the link to upload your video.

Deadline 11:59 p.m. ET, Oct. 21, 2019 but we encourage you to send films sooner.

Contest timeline:
Oct. 1, 2019 – Release Call to Artists
Oct. 21, 2019 – All submissions must be received by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. ET
Nov. 1, 2019 – Announcements of the 10 highest-scoring submissions
Nov. 2, 2019 – Screening party and announcement of prize winners at Station Square Park

For questions about the contest or on how to submit, please contact the Clearwater Arts Alliance at (727) 245-0077 or

All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Oct. 21, 2019.
Late submissions will not be accepted. Participation does not guarantee prizes or awards.
Films longer than 60 seconds or those that do not fit the contest theme may be disqualified.


  • Image courtesy of Amber Brice, Clearwater Main Library

Classifieds & Opportunities

Artsopolis Network Members: Akron OH | Austin TX | Bainbridge Island WA | Birmingham AL | Boston MA | Cape Cod MA | Cincinnati OH | Cleveland OH | Colorado Springs CO | Columbia SC | DuPage County IL | Durham NC | Essex County MA | Flagstaff AZ | Flint MI | Fort Lauderdale FL | Indianapolis IN | Kalamazoo MI | Kansas City MO | KeepMovingOKC | Macon GA | Main Line Area PA | Marin County CA | Marquette County MI | Mendocino County CA | Middlesex County NJ | Milwaukee WI | Montgomery County MD | Napa Valley CA | Nashville TN | Niagara County NY | Oklahoma City OK | Orange County CA | Orlando FL | Ottawa IL | Panama City FL | Pittsburgh PA | Providence RI | Quito, Ecuador | Richardson TX | Sacramento CA | San Antonio TX | St. Cloud MN | St. Croix Valley MN/WI | St. Johns County FL | Stillwater MN | Tallahassee FL | Tampa Bay FL | Utah | Ventura CA | York County PA