While you're sweating out our decisions - and, again, sorry for the wait; this has been a tough year - don't forget the 2-Minute 2-Step.
You write a two-minute screenplay - 2 pages or less, how hard is that? - and submit it to us.
We choose 8 of them - four alumni, four filmmakers who have never been involved in the fest. We announce the choices about a week before the festival, which gives you plenty of lead time to prep.
Then, while everyone else is watching movies, you're making one. Occasionally, the people watching movies take a break to watch you work. By the end of the day, you've got a finished movie that will screen the very next night in the festival.
Don't you wish you'd thought of this before you sunk your savings into your short film submission?
So quit waiting and get writing!