Shortz! Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the world. The festival showcases the top short films produced with running times of 40 minutes or less.

Started by local filmmakers from Chico, California and hosted by local theater company Chico Cabaret, Shortz! was started with the desire to bring filmmakers together in a fun and funky environment, to meet and network with the ultimate goal of producing more regional works.