9th Annual Siouxland Film Festival
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Siouxland Film Festival: Local winner is “Literally Thinking” from Skyler Trobaugh, and the National/International winner is “Beyond the Dead End” from Iran.
KTIV television in Sioux City has a story about our Local film winners.
Everyone loved most of the films and didn’t like some others very much — but the fun of it is that every person would pick different films for each category! This was one of the strongest batch of films we’ve shown over the years, and gives us great expectations for our 10th Festival next year.
Thank you to our sponsors, to the volunteers, Orpheum staff and friends in the media that helped get the word out. And very special thanks to the wonderful local filmmakers who made this year’s Festival very special. Hope to see you next year!
Shows at 2 PM and 7 PM. 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.
Online tickets can be purchased with a credit card: Click Here
Awards to filmmakers will be made after the 7 PM showing.
Click Here for a list of the films that have been accepted.
Our sponsors make this possible: Dave Bernstein & State Steel, Women Aware, Western Iowa Tech Independent Film Department, Orpheum Theater, Ho-Chunk Inc,, M&M Copy Quick, WIT Lifelong Learning. Special thanks to the Iowa Motion Picture Association.
Our 9th annual festival will be on February 23, 2013, the day before the Oscars are awarded. 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.
Judging has been completed and no additional films will be accepted for the 2013 festival. Thank you to the makers of every one of the 62 films we received. We had to leave out a number of really good short films that just didn’t fit into the program this year, and are thrilled to include 19 great little gems.
-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 fifteen minutes.
-Any subject matter (Documentary, Short-fiction, Animation, Experimental, etc.)
-All local movies must have been made within the last two years (2011-2013). Open shorts must have been made in the last year, 2012-2013.
-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.
The Siouxland Institute of Film, Inc. and its creators have been working for 9 years to promote independent film in Siouxland, a tri-state area including parts of Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska. With over 100,000 people living in the immediate area and marketing to thousands more that live nearby, we bring in films throughout the year and host the Film Festival. For the 9th year in a row, we will be bringing the Siouxland community together for one evening of entertainment, supplied by “local” independent movie-makers and those from around the world. It includes only short films, with a 15 minute length limit so that we may show more films. Once again, the event will be held at Sioux City’s historic Orpheum Theater, a 2400 seat renovated performance hall.
Our goal is to promote the art of film, to encourage and support young filmmakers, bring interesting films to the Orpheum, and have fun!
Gary Lipshutz; John Carter; Margot Chesebro; Dan Dykstra; Patrick Blaine; Rick Mullin; Tim Bottaro; Thomas Ritchie
Siouxland Institute of Film
c/o PO Box 1557
Sioux City, IA 51102