The 2017 Festival is now closed for film submissions. The majority of our film submissions are typically processed through Withoutabox and our submission period close in June 2017 for the 2017 Festival.

Sacramento Film and Music Festival accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, all the convenience of modern online submissions without the extra fees. Free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Film submissions will re-open in 2018

The Festival also accepts entries through withoutabox. For more information or to submit a project please go to Withoutabox for all deadlines and requirements.

  • March 3, 2017 Early bird Deadline

  • May 26, 2017 Regular Deadline

  • June 9, 2017 Late Deadline

  • June 23, 2017 Extended Deadline

Awards & Prizes

A separate film jury determines award winners, in addition to the audience awards in the following categories:

Narrative Feature
Documentary Feature
Narrative Short
Documentary Short
Music Video
Student Film
Director's Choice
Director's Choice
Best Program Music Video
Best Independent Music Video
Best Overall Film
Best Theme
Best Inspiration
Best Title
Best Male Actor in a leading Role
Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Ensemble