10th Annual

Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon

November 11, 2016 to November 20, 2016



Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 31, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 16.00 11.00
Quadruple Chance Deadline
February 28, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Student Fee 16.00 11.00
Triple Chance Deadline
March 31, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00
Double Chance Deadline
April 30, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 25.00 20.00
Regular Deadline
May 31, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
June 30, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 15, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00
Student Fee 70.00 55.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately October 7, 2012

Shorts: From 30 minutes to 60 minutes
Features: From 30 minutes to 59 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2011

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

Projects must be a premiere in Southern Utah

Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
Film Gauge

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Special Jury Award
Trophy and software prizes.

Category Rules


All films in Competition must have completed production and filming in 2011 or 2012.
All films in the "Red Film Market Plus" that are submitted for the Market Final Deadline must have completed production and filming in 2009 or later.
All films in the "Red Film Market Listing" that are submitted for the Market Final Deadline must have completed production and filming in 2009 or later.

All films in Competition must pay the entry fee, must be submitted online by their respective deadline, and be postmarked within one week of their respective deadline. Films submitted in the Competition will also be considered for the Festival Market, which is a small video library at the festival with some films selected for Market Screenings.

All films to be considered for Red Film Market Plus must pay the submission fee. Films submitted to be considered for the Red Film Market Listing do not need to pay the fee, and may enter with the online form on the Festival's website. All films must be submitted online by their respective deadline and be postmarked within one week of their respective deadline.

Competition and Market Deadlines
Early Bird Deadline: January 31, 2012, $16
Quadruple Chance Deadline: February 28, 2012, $20, $16 Student
Triple Chance Deadline: March 31, 2012, $25, $20 Student
Double Chance Deadline: April 30, 2012, $30, $25 Student
Regular Deadline: May 31, 2012, $40, $35 Student
Late Deadline: June 30, 2012, $50, $45 Student

Students must be registered in a recognized university, college, high school, middle school or elementary school with proof of ID from the institution to qualify for student rates.

Final Red Film Market Deadline
July 15, 2012,
Red Film Market Plus: $75, $70 Student.
Red Film Market Listing: $0

Special Screenings and Red Film Market Listings may apply on the festival website's submission form, and are selected by the programmers out-of-competition and without feedback. Special incentives are also described on the festival website such as entering early.

All film Festival entrants or submitters must by 18 years of age or older. Those who are not the legal age to enter contracts, must have written permission from their parent or legal guardian.
All Red Film Market entrants or submitters must be 18 years of age or older. The film entrant or submitter concedes they are authorized to exhibit the Film at the Festival and Festival Market, and grant the permissions to the Festival outlined in the rules as well as the right to provide supplied contact information for film industry and patrons in the Festival Market and with discretion to film industry organizations sponsoring the Festival events.

Entries in Competition may not have opened theatrically nationwide nor nationally broadcast in any format anywhere in the U.S. before November 20th, 2012. Entries may not have been previously submitted into the Red Rock Film Festival without written permission of the Red Rock Film Festival Program Director. All films submitted into competition must be at least a Southern Utah Premiere and must not have been shown in public the following counties in Utah: Washington County, Beaver County, Piute County, Wayne County, Iron County, Garfield County, Kane County or San Juan County.

Features must be 60 - 180 minutes in length. Featurettes must be 30 - 59 minutes in length. Shorts must be 5.1 - 29 minutes in length. "Shorts Shorts" must be 1 - 5.0 minutes in length. Music Videos must be 1 - 29 minutes in length. Young Filmmaker Shorts must be 1 - 29 minutes in length. Running time is calculated from the head frame to the last frame of the end credits.

Festival is open to international cinema. Dialogues that are not in English must be subtitled in English.

Permission to use stills and excerpts from the submitted film, not to exceed 2 minutes, for promotional purposes (in print, theatrically, broadcast, internet or all other means as well as released to the news media) is considered granted upon submission as well as copying and archiving the entries to Blu-ray, DVD, Hard Disk, Tape or other means for projection for the festival, and for the purpose of previewing and judging.

The filmmaker, entrant and submitter concede they are authorized to use all images, likenesses, music and sounds in their entry, and that the exhibition will not violate or infringe any copyright, privacy right, publicity right, patent, trademark, service mark or any other property or personal right, and does not constitute a defamation of any person or entity nor is the film subject to or threatened by litigation. The filmmaker, entrant and submitter grants permission to the festival to screen the entry at the festival including the festival market, and agrees to hold harmless the Red Rock Film Festival, its sponsors, entities, officers, committee members, attorneys, and advisers from any and all claims, losses, liabilities or attorneys' fees that may be held against any of the foregoing in connection with the Film entry or the Festival's use thereof.

The festival encourages films that portray the human race in a positive light, and will take films of all sorts into consideration. Please be advised that films with gratuitous or excessive violence or sexual content will not be accepted at the programmers' discretion.

At Least 75% of the film must be animated in order to qualify. Cell, hand-drawn, computer, clay, and puppet animation are all acceptable.

Films in the Young Filmmaker category must be directed by, edited by, and with sound by and cinematography by young students enrolled in a High School, Middle School, Grammar School or home study equivalent program, during the production of the film.
Do not use music without written and legal permission from the copyright owner to use that music in your film for a festival release.
Separate age sub-categories may be added at the Programming Director's discretion. If the entrant or submitter is younger than 18 years of age or younger than the legal age to enter contracts is his/her state, written consent from his/her parent or legal guardian must be sent to the Festival entry location.

Special Screenings are a selection of headliner features and shorts shown out-of-competition, and without feedback. Films are selected by invitation only.

Red Film Market Listing
A film market where filmmakers and other industry professionals can view films on their computer or video monitor held in conjunction with the Red Rock Film Festival. If accepted, the films will be made available in the market with a SIMPLE LISTING in the catalog with minimal information about the film.

Red Film Market Plus
A film market where filmmakers and other industry professionals can view films on their computer or video monitor held in conjunction with the Red Rock Film Festival. If accepted, the films will be made available in the market with an extended listing in the market catalog which contains similar information about the film as a competition film. Favorite films from the Competition and Red Film Market Plus submissions may be rewarded a special Market Screening, Market Spotlight Screening, Industry Screening, Press Screening or other screenings as selected by the Program Director.

There are five rounds in the festival: First, Second, Third, Finalist and Official Selection. The Programming Director selects films for the festival from the finalists at his or her discretion based on the highest previewer scores and their notes. Films that make it to at least the Third Round are accepted into the Red Film Market.

All films are previewed with consideration to the Content and Mission of the festival, and scored in the following artistic elements: Direction, Screenplay, Acting/Talent, Production Value and Post-Production Values. Entrants may request for previewer notes in writing to help aid in the production in their film: notes are opinions of the previewers and do not, necessarily reflect the opinions of the festival. Notes are not made available for entrants in the "Red Film Market Listing" category.

The Competition Official Selections are sent to the Grand Jury who score the films in their category on Direction, Screenplay, Acting/Talent, Production Value and Post-Production Values. The highest scoring film is selected as the best film in that category. Individual elements of film may be selected at the discretion of the Programming Director, Festival Director and suggestion from members of the Grand Jury.
Members of the Grand Jury are also asked to nominate films in their category for Special Achievements with winners for those Special Achievements being a two-thirds vote or higher.

Make checks or US money orders payable in U.S. dollars to "Red Rock Film Festival" by special permission of the festival, and by using the festival's online form.

Entries in Competition may not have been produced, financed or initiated by a MAJOR motion picture studio distribution company.

Films submitted may be under distribution, but not in nationwide theaters or broadcast nationally in the U.S. Distributors may also submit their film out of competition in the Special Screening or World and US Premiere categories on the Festival's online submission form at www.redrockfilmfestival.com.

Press Kits should be simple, available on withoutabox.com or emailed. Photos may be submitted as a jpeg, tif or eps file with the correct aspect ratio. If the screenshots originate from standard video they should be resized to SQUARE pixels (ie: 1024 x 576.) Written files may be a text file or included in the body of the email.
The files must include:
• 2 color still screenshots that represent a SCENE FROM THE FILM.
• 1 headshot of the DIRECTOR.
• Complete credits of the principal cast and production crew.
• Director's Bio: A short bio about the director in 50 - 100 words.
• Synopsis: a short description about the film in 50 - 125 words without revealing crucial or surprise plot elements.
The festival reserves the right to complete any information not supplied by the filmmaker from whatever source available, and will not be responsible if incorrect information is entered.

Films may be submitted on DVD (PAL or NTSC.) If the film makes it into the third round or Red Film Market, the festival will need 3 copies sent to our submission address.

EXHIBITION FORMAT: For the Red Film Market: DVDs are preferred. For the Festival: HD QuickTime files are encouraged. The festival, at its own choosing, will select either a usable QuickTime file, DVD, Blu-ray or 35mm print for projection for films in the festival and market screenings. QuickTime files must comply to the format requested by the Festival.

Submission copies are returned only if the filmmaker has provided the festival with a Prepaid self-addressed envelope. The festival is not responsible for lost, stolen or misdirected mail. Submissions must be shipped prepaid and properly packaged with entry form, 3 DVD copies, and entry fee to: Red Rock Film Festival, 13440 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen, CA 95442, USA

Upon acceptance, exhibition prints must be shipped to the Red Rock Film Festival to the supplied address on the requested format. The Print Source will be responsible for the cost of the exhibition print shipment to the festival. The festival will return the print pre-paid to the supplier. The festival handles the prints with the utmost care and provides postal insurance of loss or damage to a maximum of US $400 (or cost of replacement, whichever is Less.) The festival does not provide insurance for originals or masters or to foreign countries.

The competition finalists and other films selected for the Red Rock Film Festival or Market will be notified by email or mail. Participation in the festival implies understanding and acceptance of all regulations and requirements of the Red Rock Film Festival and the entrant must comply by all submission deadlines of the submission copy, exhibition print, publicity stills, director's photo, director's bio, a completed submission form, as well as all other publicity for the press such as postcards. For more information contact the festival at:
Red Rock Film Festival
Telephone: 435.705.5555
Website: www.redrockfilmfestival.com