Real Truth(Filmmaker and star of Audience Award Winner The Real Truth Behind the Real True Story: Donnie Miller)


We are now accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual Sham Film Festival. Sham showcases works that rarely find a home at other festivals. In our inaugural year, we featured an amazing program of fifteen hilarious short works from filmmakers around the world. In our second year, we are expanding our program to showcase the incredible work being done by filmmakers dedicated to the art of comedy.

In addition to having their works screened at this unique festival, filmmakers are also invited to attend the post-festival Very Important Shammer (VIS) party. Last year, our filmmakers were able to meet and socialize with audience members, sponsors and organizers at one of St. Louis’ best wine bars, 3500 Winehaus.

We encourage filmmakers to attend both the festival and the VIS party for the chance to participate in Q&A sessions,  connect with other filmmakers, and have a few drinks to celebrate their film.

The submission deadline for the 2nd Annual Sham Film Festival is August 1, 2015. Filmmakers will be notified by September 1, 2015 whether their film was accepted. We encourage filmmakers to submit in multiple categories.

For 2015, the following categories are open for submission:

Movie Trailer
Public Service Announcement
Training/Instructional Video
Music Video

For more information about the categories, accepted lengths and submission fees, please visit and submit through either Withoutabox or FilmFreeway: