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About Novella Showcase

If you’re looking for a great opportunity to get your work out onto the airwaves, this is it. Our weekly short-film showcase has just been picked up for the our third season. Airing on our local public access television station, it is seen by a sizable Michigan audience and we are working on widening the number of stations which carry it. If you have a narrative short–regardless of genre– or animated short, a music video, or experimental film, we’d love to see it.

Success! We can now offer you a second station on which your films will be aired. Lansing, Michigan’s (Lansing is Michigan’s state capitol.) Comcast Channel 16 has given us a time slot. We will be on Fridays at 11:00 PM. What this means is that by submitting once, your films will be aired on two television stations completely unedited, as you submit it to us. Get your films on TV.

And yet a third station. We were informed this afternoon, January 23, 2015 that we have been picked up by CAMTV available on Comcast Channel 21 in Haslett, Okemos, and East Lansing. CAMTV is also seen on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 in 17 communities.We will air between 9:30-10:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Note: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FILM. Your film must be Downloadable. We are looking for one thing in any film submitted. WE MUST BE ABLE TO EASILY DOWNLOAD YOUR SUBMITTED FILM. If your film is not downloadable, it WILL BE rejected.

Working with the volume of film submissions we receive, if your film is not downloadable, it will not be considered nor accepted. This is the only reason we need to reject a film. Over 60% of submitted films are rejected for this reason alone.

Your film, for whatever purpose may be password protected. it may be unlisted or unpublished. But keep this in mind, if you submit your film, you are giving us permission to add it to our scheduled television programming.

Your film can be accepted, but never scheduled. This depends on its desirability.
Once accepted, we will schedule it as we desire and where we feel it is best suited.
Rules & Terms


We ARE NOT a film festival.

Although we are largely short narrative related, thus our name Novella Showcase, we accept films of any subject including animated shorts, music videos, or experimental films.

Please submit ONLY films that are easily DOWNLOADED . .

Submissions must conform to normal broadcast standards, so no language, graphic violence, nudity, or copyrighted materials.

Since the program itself is one hour in length, in all fairness to other filmmakers we’d prefer shorts of approximately twenty five minutes or less. We do make exceptions. But your film must be exceptional for us to grant these exceptions

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis without deadline. Opening today, May 11, 2014, we will continue to accept submissions continuously. If there is any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.

Age of your film is not important. If produced within the last twenty years and available on youtube or vimeo, we would like to see it.

The very best will air in the order in which we receive them. All filmmakers whose films are selected to air, will be notified in advance as to when they appear.

HERE IS ONE RULE ON WHICH WE WILL NOT BEND. DO NOT send us anything via or other file transfer services. Do not send films as attachments.

NO FEES. There is never a fee to the filmmaker for submission to any of our properties.

As it is appearing on our public access television station, this would be non-commercial television. We are not talking about money. But make no mistake. Many people associate public-access with lacking quality. We are working to create a new high watermark of quality in creating our series. For this reason, we are looking for the very best short films available. .

Please understand: Even though this is not commercial programming we are talking, airing it on our television station at all may disqualify your film from other film fests. Before you make this decision to publicly air it on TV, consider it from this perspective. We cannot be responsible if you chose to submit it for television and later find out that your film cannot be accepted by film festivals.

Filmmaker retains full ownership of his films by all means. We are simply requesting permission to exhibit films as part of this short film showcase on which we are working. We do not alter the films in any way; they remain intact exactly as they would appear on, vimeo, or elsewhere, so much so that the opening and closing credits will run in full and RT is complete to the second. What we are doing will not imply any ownership or control on our part in any way.

Novella Showcase is an independently produced and owned television show. It is not an employee of, nor an affiliate of Access Vision, Battle Creek, nor any other station on which it appears.

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