"This festival should be Oscar Qualifying - it is one of the best festivals we've participated in ever!"
- Michelle Uranowitz
"Not only did they have such a great eye for detail, such as creating beautiful reviews by programmers and making each filmmaker feel seen throughout the process of the film festival, but the quality of films they programmed was stellar."
- Jeremy Glazer
"As a first time filmmaker, I could not imagine a better experience. The films in this festival were some of the best shorts I've ever seen!"
- Jamie Donohoe
"Cant say enough about Salute Your Shorts and the wonderful folks who make it all possible. Kind, communicative, organized and more that anything, their love for film and the filmmakers behind them shines through!"
- Laki Karavias
"Salute Your Shorts has impeccable programming, fantastic opportunities for networking, and so many wonderful little touches that make filmmakers feel welcome."
- Kate Hackett
"A film festival for filmmakers, by filmmakers, which care for each and every film they program."
- Kevin Ung
"A top-notch festival. The entire festival team really cares about the filmmakers and truly goes above and beyond to cultivate a memorable experience for filmmakers and audience members alike. A must-submit fest!"
- Doug Roland
"Hands down the best film fest in LA. Their team truly cares about the filmmakers and each film they select to be a part of the fest."
- Brian Steele
"From the first call of acceptance through the preparation emails running up to the event, it was clear that Erin, Becky, and Lauren have put together a festival that is caring in a way that is so easily be lost on short films. I was just so pleased with the work I discovered in the 2 days I attended: a tightly curated lineup filled with exciting discoveries."
- Julian Doan
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"This is the festival you have been wanting! ...Impeccably curated. The festival feels like a homecoming making you feel like a star!!"
- Ron Morhouse
"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
"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
"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