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19-Apr-2014 6:08pm PDT  

 

Sacramento International Film Festival

9 Annual April 26, 2014 to May 04, 2014

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1500 West El Camino Av #362
Sacramento CA 95833-1945
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Phone: (916) 524-5138
info@sacramentofilmfestival.com
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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

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!
California Film Screenplay Competittion
This is for screenwriters who currently live in California or who are originally from California. These screenwriters may also enter the American and short screenplay competitions as well.

This competition is judged by a distinguished panel led by Dr. Lew Hunter, screenwriting Dean Emeritus of UCLA and author of Screenwriting 434.

Accepted screenwriters will receive 2 heavily discounted full access passes to attend the American Screenwriters Conference hosted by Dr. Hunter, The Digital Odyssey Filmmakers Conference and the ENTIRE Sacramento International Film Festival! The value of these events is over $500 per person. Accepted screenwriters will pay just $75 per ticket to attend all events mentioned above!

Best in category prizes will be given and one lucky screenwriter selected from all categories will be given the Lew Hunter Award for excellence at a special ceremony on the final evening of the festival!
American Screenplay Challenge
This competition is open to anyone in the world. CAlifornia based writers may also submit to that competition and short screenwriters may also participate in the short competition in addition to this one.

This competition is judged by a distinguished panel led by Dr. Lew Hunter, screenwriting Dean Emeritus of UCLA and author of Screenwriting 434.

Accepted screenwriters will receive 2 heavily discounted full access passes to attend the American Screenwriters Conference hosted by Dr. Hunter, The Digital Odyssey Filmmakers Conference and the ENTIRE Sacramento International Film Festival! The value of these events is over $500 per person. Accepted screenwriters will pay just $75 per ticket to attend all events mentioned above!

Best in category prizes will be given and one lucky screenwriter selected from all categories will be given the Lew Hunter Award for Excellence at a special ceremony on the final evening of the festival!
Short Screenplay contest
This is specifically for short screenplays. Shorts are defined as anything under 20 pages in length.

This competition is judged by a distinguished panel led by Dr. Lew Hunter, screenwriting Dean Emeritus of UCLA and author of Screenwriting 434.

Accepted screenwriters will receive 2 heavily discounted full access passes to attend the American Screenwriters Conference hosted by Dr. Hunter, The Digital Odyssey Filmmakers Conference and the ENTIRE Sacramento International Film Festival! The value of these events is over $500 per person. Accepted screenwriters will pay just $75 per ticket to attend all events mentioned above!

Best in category prizes will be given and one lucky screenwriter selected from all categories will be given the Lew Hunter Award for excellence at a special ceremony on the final evening of the festival!

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
As Sacramento's only festival dedicated solely to Cinema art, The Sacramento Film Festival's mission is to be a catalyst for greater appreciation of Cinema as art, build the local filmmaking 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), Vicky Jenson (Shrek) 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 top festivals including Sundance, Slamdance, L.A., Tribecca and others.

With enthusiastic audiences and beautiful venues including the fabulous Crocker Art Museum and the Artisan Arts center, 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 Confernce" 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 to maintain our local "premiere" status. Our goal is to blend the worlds of international, independent, local and Hollywood cinema that grow the art and craft of filmmaking.

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

ORGANIZERS
Cheryl Leff (Asstant Director) ; Martin Anaya (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
Sacramento Film Festival
Submission Guidelines:

The following guidelines govern submissions for the Sacramento International Film Festival, scheduled for April at the Crocker Art Gallery and Artisan Art center. 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

I understand and agree that if my film is accepted to the Sacramento Film Festival, the Festival may use my film, all or in part, for any marketing activities to promote the festival. Uses of my film's content may include but are not limited to playback over TV channels, printed marketing pieces, commercial advertisements and Internet distribution. I understand and agree that the festival holds no responsibility for lost tapes or films. 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 30th.