Sacramento International Film Festival

20 Annual April 23, 2016 to May 01, 2016

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1500 West El Camino Av #362
Sacramento CA 95833-1945
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

short form
All styles of film will be accepted for review. Short form must be under 20 minutes total running time.

Films that are currently in distribution or have played in Sacramento are not eligible for submission.
long form
All styles of film will be accepted for review. Long form must be over 20 minutes but under 60 minutes total running time.

Films that are currently in distribution or have played in Sacramento are not eligible for submission.
feature
All styles of film will be accepted for review. Feature films must be over 60 minutes total running time.

Films that are currently in distribution or have played in Sacramento are not eligible for submission.
Latino Fimmaker's showcase
The Cine Latino showcase is a special complete festival. The emergence of Latino films and media in Hollywood has underscored the contribution and importance of this community to the overall cultural fabric of our country.

Locally, one of the largest ethnic groups in our region is the Latino population. Issues of importance to this segment of our community are of paramount importance to this Festival.

Latino and filmmakers are encouraged to submit work of any theme or variety to this category. The only pre-requisite is that the film-maker must be of Hispanic, Latino or native American descent.

Thank you for your consideration and good luck!

Films that are currently in distribution or have played in Sacramento are not eligible for submission.
Environmental Visions
This year, the Sacramento Film Festival seeks films of an environmental nature and theme. Working closely with University of California Davis, Environmental Sciences Department, the City and county of Sacramento, we're seeking the best films that speak to the fragile nature of our environment and how we all can keep it safe.
Knowledge is the key. We look to your film as part of the solution to our environmental issues as a planet by shedding light.

Films that are currently in distribution or have played in Sacramento are not eligible for submission.
Urban Films Showcase
This category responds directly to the rise of African American Cinema. While mainstream media is slow to support African American productions, the Sacramento Film Festival seeks to acknowledge these amazing works and their contribution to Cinema art.

Films that are currently in distribution or have played in Sacramento are not eligible for submission.
Animated Film Showcase
This year, The Sacramento Film Festival honors animation: These are films that have been created in some way through manipulation of real, digital or drawn images to create a final piece which simulates live motion. With a long history of support for animation and animated pieces, the Sacramento Festival now officially recognizes animation as a specific category of entry.

Films that are currently in distribution or have played in Sacramento are not eligible for submission.
Future Visionaries: Youth Showcase
This program displays the best in Youth Filmmaking, meaning projects created by students from 7th to 12th grades. These filmmakers are the future Spielbergs, Lucas' and therefore are our future visionaries.

Films must all be under 20 minutes in total running time and must be suitable for all ages viewing ( G - general audiences) to qualify.

The Sacramento International Film Festival will acknowledge up to ten projects created by student teams. The topics may range. Both documentaries and dramatic forms are accepted.

Films that are currently in distribution or have played in Sacramento are not eligible for submission.
Nor Cal All-Stars
The Absolute BEST films from Northern California. How do you know if you are a NorCal All-Star? By being accepted to the Sacramento International Film Festival. Join your peers. Join the fun. Be recognized as a NorCal All-Star!
American Screenplay Challenge (Comedy)
These may be any genre or subject matter so long as they are a feature and the intent is to make the audience laugh.
American Screenplay Challenge (Dramatic)
Amercan Screenplay Challenge (Short)
Cine Asia
Asian films are defined as being made by Asian film makers or having predominantly Asian cast and subject matter.
New Media
New media includes Web series, films for the web and any media that has a primary distribution over the internet. Accepted entries will be seen as part of our "Digital Odyssey" component to the Film Festival. The Digital Odyssey is a day long Trans-media creators conference.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

As Northern California's Festival of Cinema art, The Sacramento Film Festival is a catalyst for greater appreciation of film as art, build the local film making community and work with Hollywood and independents alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to The Sacramento International Film Festival, Sacramento's premiere cinema arts showcase.

For years filmmakers have enjoyed the Festival for its exceptional hospitality and its commitment to visionary artists like Lew Hunter (UCLA Dean), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill), Dominique Swain (Lolita, face Off), Vicky Jenson (Shrek, Shark Tale)) and two time Academy Award winner John Daly (Platoon, The Last Emperor) to name a few.

Not to be confused with similar titles, The Sacramento Film Festival (TM) is the only capital area film event to feature Academy Award winning films ( i.e. -Strangers No More, Slumdog Millionaire) as well as a host of winners from other top festivals like Sundance, Slamdance, L.A., Tribecca and others.

With enthusiastic audiences and beautiful venues including the fabulous Crocker Art Museum, The beautiful Delta King Riverboat, The Crest and Tower theaters, the Sacramento International Film Festival offers a fantastic way to premiere a film in the Capital of California. In addition, our special events like the "Digital Odyssey" technology expo, "American Screenwriter's Conference" and Cine-Soul/Cine-Latino showcases offer filmmakers a value added experience not found at many other venues.

We accept only films which have not previously screened in the Sacramento area. Our goal is to blend the worlds of international, independent and Hollywood cinema to grow the art and craft of film making locally and beyond.

The Festival organizers are proud to offer this first class event in celebration of amazing artists like you.

ORGANIZERS

Angie Woodward (Festival Registrar); Angie Woodward (Festival Registrar); Cheryl Leff (Asstant Director); Dan Ligaya (Festival Registrar); Martin Anaya (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

Sacramento Film Festival
Submission Guidelines:

The following guidelines govern submissions for the Sacramento International Film Festival. For more information, call 916-524-5138. Please read these guidelines carefully and follow all directions for submission.

General guidelines for all films:

1) Categories of Entry:
There are three main categories of entry for this festival, short form (under 20 minutes total running time), long form ( 20 minutes to an hour total running time), and features, (over one hour total running time), plus special Showcases.

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

2) Eligibility Requirements:
Employees and board members are prohibited from entering. By acceptance of these rules and submission to our festival, the entrant certifies that he/she has sole legal authority to enter into this agreement.

3) Format Requirements:
Please submit a preview copy of your film on DVD with your completed application form. DVDs must be NTSC standard for the US. No PAL tapes or other formats will be accepted for preview. Sound must be 2 channel mono or stereo, 48 hz 16 bit. If accepted, you will be contacted to provide a final screening copy on one of the accepted formats.

All final exhibition prints must be submitted on one of the following formats: 35mm, DVD or Blu Ray, with the same provisos listed above. No other formats will be accepted for screening prints.

4) Disclaimer:
The festival holds no responsibility for lost tapes or films. Preview tapes are non returnable. Screening films or tapes will be returned only with proper return postage or arrangements made at film maker's expense.

5) Awards: Awards and acknowledgments for best International film, best short, best local short, and the "Visionary spirit" best overall film will be awarded at the festival.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting your film you understand and agree that the festival may use any portions of your of film, to be determined at the festival's discretion, not to exceed 5 minutes in length, for any marketing activities to promote the festival and your screening. 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. I understand that should my film be accepted, I will be notified and asked to provide the final screening copy. I understand that unless otherwise arranged, final screening copies on acceptable formats will be due in the Office no later than February 29th.