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.
Awards to filmmakers will be made after the 7 PM Saturday showing.
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.
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.
Deadline for submissions is January 16, 2015.
-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:https://wetransfer.com/ 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.