13th Annual

Sioux City International Film Festival

February 19, 2017 to February 25, 2017

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Horror/SciFi
Give us your best shorts (30 minutes or less) which are horror or science fiction themed. These films will be shown at the festival headquarters, The Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center, in downtown Sioux City on Friday, the 24th of February. The winner, will receive a $1000 first prize and trophy. You may submit to this category and the Open Shorts Program. We reserve the right to show the film at a time selected by us.
Documentary
Documentary short films will be shown on Wednesday, February 22 at the festival headquarters, The Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in downtown Sioux City, Iowa. A $1,000 cash prize and trophy will be awarded to the winner!
Short Shorts
We LOVE a good short and sometimes the shorter the better!! This is a new category for the festival this year and will be for those films that are 5 minutes or LESS in length. These will be shown on Thursday, February 23rd at Stoney Creek Inn. A $1,000 cash prize and a trophy will go to the winner!
Best of the Midwest
Are you a filmmaker from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois or Missouri? If so, we are announcing a new category this year, the Best of the Midwest. These films will be shown in the beautiful Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux City on Saturday afternoon, February 25th. A $1,000 cash award will be given to first place.
Festival Showcase
This is the crowning finish to the festival, showing fantastic short films from around the world, including of course the United States. These films will be selected from all submissions and will be shown in the beautiful Orpheum Theater on Saturday evening, February 25th. A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded!

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Our goal is to promote the art of film.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Siouxland Institute of Film, Inc. and its creators have been working for 13 years to promote independent film in the tri-state area including parts of Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska. With over 160,000 people living in the immediate area and marketing to thousands more that live nearby, we work to bring in films throughout the year and host the Sioux City International Film Festival (formerly the Siouxland Film Festival). For the 13th year in a row, we will be bringing the community together, this year EXPANDING yet even further to FIVE days. Showings are all in downtown Sioux City. Sunday the 19th of February will be a Silent Film showing at the Orpheum Theater. Wednesday the 22nd of February will be documentaries at the Festival headquarters, the Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in Downtown Sioux City. Thursday the 23rd of February will be a showing of "Short Shorts", films all 5 minutes or less, on the 24th a Horror/SciFI night both at Stoney Creek Inn. There will also be some afternoon encore showings during those days. Then on Saturday the 25th there will be two shows at the historic Orpheum Theater, a 2400 seat renovated performance hall. The afternoon showing will be for the Best of the Midwest, and in the evening a Festival Showcase. Submissions come from around the world, including of course the United States. It is an entirely "shorts" program, with a 30 minute limit (5 minutes for the Short Shorts). Prizes will awarded for the first place winner in each of the five showings.

GENERAL RULES

-All movies must be no longer than thirty (30) minutes.

-Any subject matter (Documentary, Short-fiction, Animation, Experimental, etc.) . If submitting for the Horror/SciFi category please note same.

-Although we would prefer your work to be submitted via Withoutabox you may mail to the festival by appropriate deadlines.

-Any submission must include your email and street address.

-Once submitted the film cannot be withdrawn.

-Submissions may be screened more than once during the Festival.

-Showings are all in downtown Sioux City. Sunday the 19th of February will be a Silent Film showing at the Orpheum Theater. Wednesday the 22nd of February will be documentaries at the Festival headquarters, the Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in Downtown Sioux City. Thursday the 23rd of February will be a showing of "Short Shorts", films all 5 minutes or less, on the 24th a Horror/SciFI night both at Stoney Creek Inn. There will also be some afternoon encore showings during those days. Then on Saturday the 25th there will be two shows at the historic Orpheum Theater, a 2400 seat renovated performance hall. The afternoon showing will be for the Best of the Midwest, and in the evening a Festival Showcase. Submissions come from around the world, including of course the United States. It is an entirely "shorts" program, with a 30 minute limit (5 minutes for the Short Shorts). Prizes of $1,000 cash and a trophy will awarded for the first place winner in each of the five showings.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Sioux City International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or entity submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Sioux City International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

-All movies must be no longer than thirty (30) minutes.

-Any subject matter (Documentary, Short-fiction, Animation, Experimental, etc.) . If submitting for the Horror/SciFi category please note same.

-Although we would prefer your work to be submitted via Withoutabox you may mail to the festival by appropriate deadlines.

-Any submission must include your email and street address.

-Once submitted the film cannot be withdrawn.

-Submissions may be screened more than once during the Festival.

-Showings are all in downtown Sioux City. Sunday the 19th of February will be a Silent Film showing at the Orpheum Theater. Wednesday the 22nd of February will be documentaries at the Festival headquarters, the Stoney Creek Inn in Downtown Sioux City. Thursday the 23rd of February will be a showing of "Short Shorts", films all 5 minutes or less, on the 24th a Horror/SciFI night both at Stoney Creek Inn. There will also be some afternoon encore showings during those days. Then on Saturday the 25th there will be two shows at the historic Orpheum Theater, a 2400 seat renovated performance hall. The afternoon showing will be for the Best of the Midwest, and in the evening a Festival Showcase. Submissions come from around the world, including of course the United States. It is an entirely "shorts" program, with a 30 minute limit (5 minutes for the Short Shorts). Prizes of $1,000 cash and a trophy will awarded for the first place winner in each of the five showings.