About Us

Shorts Showcase
Film Festival 

Online & Broadcast Television

Shorts Showcase is an online short film festival and broadcast television weekly series!   Founded in 2009, Shorts Showcase has a long history of providing an Online and Mobile festival with the opportunity to showcase your short film to a global audience! The Shorts Showcase television show aired on PBS station KVCR to 5.7 million homes throughout Southern California (including Los Angeles) every week for over 6 years.


The new season with this year’s entries will begin in September 2020, in over 450,000 households each week -  that’s a lot of people viewing and voting on this year’s entries!  Plus we plan on expansion across many other stations! You can watch the television series on ABC Affiliate station KESQ, Channel 3, throughout the Coachella Valley!  And look for it online after airing!

The Team

The People of Shorts Showcase

Kate Spates

Director of Sales & Marketing

Kate has over 20 years in marketing and public relations. She has executive produced a number of corporate image films as well as a short documentary with Digicom on the youth music program she co-founded (AMP Academy of Musical Performance).

Cathy Teal

Creative / Art Director

Cathy Teal has over 25 years of experience in advertising & marketing communications. As Creative Director, Cathy applies her broad experience, talent and expertise in design, project management and marketing principles to every project.