The Jacksonville Short Film Showcase was founded in 2013 by local filmmaker, Richard Kodai. The event is an independent, grass-roots film showcase that puts the spotlight on aspiring filmmakers from all levels of skill and experience, ranging from the self-taught hobbyist all the way up to the traditionally educated filmmaker.

Every event has been hosted at the historic Sun Ray Cinema.

The website was launched in 2016 and is independently powered by local marketing professional and the director of all the absurdly funny videos by Upside Down Creative Media, Marshall Malone.