Show Your Shortz is having an Instagram Challenge!

The July 8, 2018 show will feature Instagram short film narrative fiction stories.


To create narrative fiction content on Instagram that engages viewers and tells a story. I am a filmmaker.  As a filmmaker, I believe that Instagram can be another avenue for narrative fiction.

  • Must be filmed using the Instagram Story feature, live Instagram or your own Instagram account.
  • Must be a single shot
    • No titles or editing
  • Time Limit: 1-5 minutes
  • Must be one of the following genres:
    • Narrative fiction
      • Comedy
      • Horror
      • Drama
      • Mockumentary
    • Documentary
  • Must tag the ShowYourShortz Instagram account and use the hashtag #showyourshortz
    • This will act as the submission.
  • Must be able to download and send the video for screening
  • If your story is selected you are required to attend the July 8th screening.
  • Stories will be verified on Instagram by the Show Your Shortz Instagram account.
  • Stories that are on both Youtube and Instagram will not be allowed. This will be verified as time and effort permits.
  • Follows the Instagram Community Guidelines
  • Any SAG/AFTRA new media rules are the responsibility of the filmmaker, not Show Your Shortz.

DEADLINE: Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:59PM PST

A downloadable SYS IG FAQ Document is here of the rules and suggestions.

I will update the FAQ document as I get more questions.