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22-May-2015 4:41pm PDT  


Sacramento International Film Festival

20 Annual:



Deadlines & Entry Fees

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
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Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
July 15, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00

September 15, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00

October 15, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

November 15, 2013
Final Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 40.00

January 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00

Approximately 15-Feb-2014

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)

Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.

Special Jury Award
Given for the best short film, this special trophy and prize package recognizes filmmaker for outstanding work
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules
Sacramento International Film Festival

Submission Guidelines:
The following guidelines govern submissions for this year's Festival. For more information, call 916-524-5138. Please read these guidelines carefully and follow all directions for submission.

General guidelines for all screenplays:


You understand that should your screenplay be 'accepted', you will be notified by our staff and invited to attend the event as a visiting writer. "ACCEPTED" screenwriters will receive a discounted FULL ACCESS PASS to the entire festival including our screenwriting conference ( A $500 value). Being accepted is no gaurantee of further prize winning.

#1) Categories of Entry:
American Screenplay Chalenge....only features are accepted. Shorts are considered anything up to 20 pages.

Please make certain that you have specified which genre(s) your film is. A genre helps our judges to identify the film's content. All styles of film will be accepted for review.

#2) Eligibility Requirements:
Anyone from anywhere in the world may enter this category. Scripts submitted to the California contest may not also be submitted here. Employees and board members are prohibited from entering.

#3) Format Requirements:
PROPER script format only. PDF and word files only please.

#4) Disclaimer:
The Festival holds no responsibility for lost files or stolen intellectual property. Contestants are expected to protect themselves from copyright infringement in the normal methods prescribed for screenwriters.

#5) Awards:
Awards and acknowledgments will be given at the festival. Winners may receive award statue plus valuable gifts. One winner will be awarded the outstanding Short Screenplay. In addition, One writer will receive the LEW HUNTER AWARD for SCREENWRITING EXCELLENCE. This is a separate acknowledgement and may be given to anyone in the various 3 (Short screenplay, California and American) categories. The winner of the Lew Hunter award will not also win in the categories as the Lew Hunter award is considered a separate and higher acknowledgement.

By submitting your film you understand and agree that the festival may use your name and screenplay title for any marketing activities to promote the festival. Use of film content may include but is not limited to playback over Access non-profit community TV channels, printed marketing pieces, commercial advertisements and Internet distribution.

By submission of your screenplay, you understand and agree that the Festival holds no responsibility for lost data and that there is no return policy for discs or digital files sent.