11th Annual Siouxland Film Festival
February 26, 27,  & 28, 2015

Thursday, February 26 at the Sioux City Art Center
     International and Art House Films

Friday, February 27 at the Sioux City Public Museum
     Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction

Saturday, February 28 at the Orpheum Theater
     General Films and Genre Winners

All films must be 30 minutes or shorter!

Shows at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 2 PM and 7 PM on Saturday at the Orpheum. Tickets available at the door 1-hour before each show. We do NOT accept credit cards, but there is an ATM across the street.

Tickets: $6 cash each; $3 each for students.

Who Will Be Awarded the Prestigious Siouxsie Award?

Awards to filmmakers will be made after the 7 PM Saturday showing.

Orpheum Theatre, 528 Pierce Street, Sioux City, Iowa

Our sponsors make this possible: Dave Bernstein & State Steel, Women Aware, Great Western Bank, Western Iowa Tech Independent Film Department, Orpheum Theater, M&M Copy Quick, WIT Lifelong Learning, and American Airlines. Special thanks to the Iowa Motion Picture Association.

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Our 11th annual festival will be over THREE nights, February 26, 27 and 28. Join with our area filmmakers and celebrate our local films, as well as the national and international filmmakers who will enter their films in our festival. We’re improving the festival to make it an even bigger and more enjoyable event for everyone.


You may enter your film three ways:

  1. Enter online via WithoutaBox or
  2. Enter online via Filmfreeway or
  3. Mail a playable DVD to:
    Siouxland Film Festival
    P.O. Box 3086
    Sioux City IA 51102

Entry deadlines:

November 15, 2014 early bird deadline  $20 fee, $15 if you use WOAB
December 13, 2014 Regular deadline $25 fee,   $20
January 3, 2015  Late deadline  $30, $25
January 16, 2015  final/extended deadline  $50, $30

FINAL Deadline for submissions is January 16, 2015. If we don’t have your film by then, it will not be considered.


-There are two categories of films accepted, Local and Shorts.
-Local films will be accepted from Iowa, Northeast Nebraska and
Southeast South Dakota, and the area commonly known as Siouxland.
-Shorts is an open shorts program. Graduate film students are encouraged to submit their work.
-All movies must be no longer than THIRTY minutes.
-Any subject matter (Documentary, Short-fiction, Animation, Experimental, etc.)
-All local movies must have been made within the last two years (2012-2014). Open shorts must have been made in the last year, 2013-2014.
-Local submissions can be made with no entry fee by sending a DVD by postal mail   to: PO Box 3086, Sioux City, IA 51102, or online via Withoutabox.
-All entries must include the filmmaker’s name, postal address, email address and cell phone number.

-All films entered via Withoutabox online must pay an entry fee per film entered.

-Any submissions from outside of the three-state area must be made by uploading the film to Withoutabox.

If your film is a final selection for the festival you must either mail us a DVD, or send it electronically using .mp4, or .mkv file of less than 2GB through the following website:   Ideally, any videos sent electronically will be encoded as h.264 and have AC3 audio. If they are not, we will try our best to encode them for the festival DVD. Any video that cannot be encoded will not be included.

2014 Winners Announced

74 Films were submitted, 16 were selected to be shown in the 2014 Festival. The audience has voted on their favorite local films and favorite national / international films. Congratulations to the winners:

Local Films:

First Place Winner of $500 and the Siouxsie trophy:
Another Chance by Barbara and Dave Gross

Second Place Winner of $250:
Cheating the Hangman by Jake Rains 

Third Place Winner of $50:
I Have a Dream by Araceli Lopez & Zaide Moran

National / International Films:

First Place Winner of $500 and the Siouxsie trophy:
The Hero Pose by Mischa Jakupcak (Washington) 

Second Place Winner of $250:
God’s Got His Head in the Clouds by Gianluca Sodaro (Rome, Italy) 

Third Place Winner of $50:
The Pint by Nic Barker (Melbourne, Australia)