CREATE: Flash Film Fest

CREATE: Flash Film Fest 2 in 2022 ~ date will be announced in early 2022!

Want to submit a short film for CREATE: Flash Film Fest 2 • 2022?

Inquiries to */- FilmFreeway link for film submissions coming in Early 2022 – we can’t wait to see your short films!! And you at the LIVE event at the Greenville Drive-in!

Check out the photos from CREATE: Flash Film Fest 2021 – here & here

Thank you to everyone who viewed our ONLINE CREATE: Flash Film Fest via Eventive! There were so many great films. We would like to especially thank all of the filmmakers who submitted films, as well as the many volunteers! We love you! Thank you so much!!

Instructions to use the ONLINE site for CREATE: Flash Film Fest (there are a few steps to get to viewing the films):

  1. Once a ticket is purchased, you will receive an email from – if you do not receive an email search for in your email browser.
  2. There will be a link in the email to take you to the ONLINE viewing site where you will set up your account.
  3. Once your account is set up, you should be taken to the Welcome page of the Festival Site, see image below:

If you have already purchased a ticket, select Browse the Schedule. This will bring you to the Schedule page (you can also access these pages via the pink menu button in the upper left). Below is the Schedule page, click on ONLINE FLASH FILM FEST in the center, next to Schedule highlighted in pink.

This will open a new window with the film catalog.

The next step is to click on an image, which is a showcase of several films. If you click on Capital Region, it will open the Capital Region showcase. You then click on the Unlock for Free button:

When you click on the Unlock for Free button, there will be a pop-up that says, Unlock with “Your Name” ($0)…

Click on this and you will be brought to another window that has a white box in the center – then click on Unlock Now ($0) – unless you want to donate here:

This will open the showcase, and you then click Watch now:

The page below will open. Click on Watch now in the center of the white box when you are ready to begin watching films.

Be sure to vote for Audience Favorite by clicking on “Select your favorite film” below the showcase while in each showcase.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Questions? Email – or call 917-733-1559 –

Thank you! We hope you enjoy the ONLINE show!!

Beth Schneck • Deputy Director • CREATE Council on the Arts


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CREATE: Flash Film Fest is a new festival featuring short films. The festival will have a LIVE as well as an ONLINE presence, including shorts of all types, with special attention given to experimental approaches.

The festival thrives on the freedom and energy encouraged by the short form, with submissions from all over the world. We are especially excited about moving image works that disregard boundaries set by genre, form and convention.

This hybrid event will take place live at the Greenville Drive-in on September 30, 2021, in Upstate New York, with an expanded program available ONLINE for a week starting right after the LIVE event and running through October 7.

Interested in sponsoring FlashFilmFest?

Sponsor CREATE: Flash Film Fest

Tickets on sale at

Questions? email: 

Awards & Prizes: Cash Awards for: Best Film, Best Rare Finds, Best Capital Region, Best Youth, Audience Favorite Award

Flash Film Fest is a project of CREATE Council on the Arts, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to expanding opportunities and access to artists and audiences. We celebrate artistic and cultural diversity and intend to inspire creative engagement in all artistic mediums.

Accepting submissions via Filmfreeway • Deadline for all submissions ~ August 30, 2021.

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