"This is a really special festival and one I would 100% submit to again. Erin, Lauren, Becky and their whole team are so devoted to the filmmakers and worked tirelessly to pull this off. They were friendly, communicative and unbelievably supportive throughout. I can't recommend Salute Your Shorts strongly enough!"

- Emil Gallardo

"A wonderful festival that adapted so well to the challenges of COVID-19! I felt so supported as a filmmaker and can't wait to see what work SYS brings together in future years."

- Talia Shea Levin

"I loved this festival! Everyone involved with running it was absolutely great. And the caliber of films I saw was very high. ...Seriously, I highly recommend this festival!"

-  Allyson Rice

"This is the festival you have been wanting! ...Impeccably curated. The festival feels like a homecoming making you feel like a star!!"

- Ron Morhouse

So many special touches! This festival clearly loves its filmmakers. Met so many great people that I've continued to stay in touch with.

- Ursula Taherian

"Hands down one of my favorite fests! The team puts so much care into this event. The quality of the films in every program was astounding. They provide great graphics which makes the job of promoting your screening easy."

- Ashley Brim

"From the beginning to the end it was personal and intimate, with abundant opportunities to not only meet people, but to form lasting connections."

- Emily Bell

"A small festival with such high quality short films; really excellent thoughtful programming."

- Laura Moss

"The most personable, caring, and professional. This fest is going places, and I"ll surely ride on its coattails."

- Sherry Berg

 "Truly loved being a part of this festivall! The coordinators were helpful, gracious, & they added a real personal touch to every detail of the event. I got to see some of the best shorts I've seen at any festival before or since, so the whole experience was a really inspiring one that I would definitely recommend to any other filmmaker."

- Leslie Murphy

"This festival separates itself from other L.A. festivals by being intimate and having great programming, featuring some of the top films on the festival circuit this year. The screenings take place in a beautiful theater in East Hollywood that feels like a hidden lair."

- Monique Sorgen

"Loved this festival! It was fun being in a more intimate setting, got great feedback on our film, hands down would submit and go again!"

- Kate Alden