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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... More
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. Less

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... More
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. Less

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 ... More
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. Less

The Cine Latino showcase is a special complete festival. The emergence of Latino films and media in Hollywood has underscored the contribution and im... More
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. Less

This year, the Sacramento Film Festival seeks films of an environmental nature and theme. Working closely with University of California Davis, Environ... More
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. Less

This category responds directly to the rise of African American Cinema. While mainstream media is slow to support African American productions, the Sa... More
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. Less

This year, The Sacramento Film Festival honors animation: These are films that have been created in some way through manipulation of real, digital or ... More
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. Less

This program displays the best in Youth Filmmaking, meaning projects created by students from 7th to 12th grades. These filmmakers are the future Spie... More
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. Less

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... More
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! Less

These may be any genre or subject matter so long as they are a feature and the intent is to make the audience laugh.
These may be any genre or subject matter so long as they are a feature and the intent is to make the audience laugh. Less



Asian films are defined as being made by Asian film makers or having predominantly Asian cast and subject matter.
Asian films are defined as being made by Asian film makers or having predominantly Asian cast and subject matter. Less

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 par... More
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. Less


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