Who we are
As two expats working in film, Courtney and Melissa realized there is a real demand for filmmakers' short films across the globe. This, combined with a desire to create a platform and community for films made by female filmmakers, LGBTQ+ and minorities, is at the core of Catfish.
Catfish Short's inaugural event took place in 2017 at the Tribeca Screening Room in New York and has carried on in London and Vancouver.
Catfish Shorts exists to celebrate a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists, and creatives from all walks of life. Embarking on our fifth year as a festival community, and our Fourth Annual Film Festival, we pride ourselves on giving screen-space and visibility to thought-provoking and engaging short-form content produced by inspirational filmmakers.