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Introduction to the film festival

From July 21 to 24, 2023, Sacramento it'll be the city of film. We will have a festival for all tastes, with different themes, in different formats. There will be cinema and web series, but there will also be room for music and scripts. All this in the SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL. From the city of Sacramento we want to welcome all participants and fans to this new edition of SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL. Again this year, the Festival has the support and collaboration of private companies, individuals and institutions that, altruistically, have been involved in the organization to make this fifth edition a reality. We want to move all this enthusiasm and celebrate this film event in our city.Sfilmmaker is our exclusive platform for cooperation in China, and we look forward to your good film.

Awards

Best Narrative - Feature Best Narrative - Short Best Documentary - Feature Best Documentary - Short Best Animation - Short Best Experimental - Feature Best Experimental - Short Best Web Best Short Film Screenplay Best Feature Film Screenplay Best Web Series Pilot Short Story for Adaptation Best Music Video Audience awards

Rules

Genre :Action Comedy War Science fiction Ethics Terror Thriller Violence Adventure Crime Family Music Love Magic Fantasy Shootout Suspense Youth Inspirational Literary Biography Western Drama others Documentary
Subject :Unlimited
Video Format :MPEG4 DCP
The Sacramento Underground Film & Arts Festival will take place in Sacramento from July 21 to 24, 2023 1. There are no restrictions on themes and topics. 2. All films must be spoken in English or must include English subtitles. 3 - Submission Format Films must be submitted via sfilmmaker. 4. In the case of sending the link to download the film by e-mail, the link must remain active until September 24, 2023 5. Submission Eligibility - There is no premiere policy for submission. 6. Premiere Status - There is no premiere policy. 7. Art schools, film schools, production companies, film institutions, may submit films to the competition with a discount. Write to festival for more information. 8. Selection of Films SUFAF endeavors to complete all selection procedures on July 16, 2023 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time. 9. The films qualified to the contests will be evaluated by three independent, professional Jury established by the organizer. 11. SUFAF aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection, nor will fees be refunded in any such case. Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of SUFAF. While every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, SUFAF reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

Evaluation

  • Overall rating
Jury Profile
Jury Name Judge photos Jury Profile
Marité Stevensón More than 10 years of experience as a curator and jury at film festivals.

Authorization type

    Exclusive Contract

Duration (several sessions)

    8

Film Festival Features

  • Red Carpet
  • Film Screen
  • Trophy
  • Certificate

Dates & Deadlines

  • 2022-11-16
    Submission start time

  • 2022-11-20
    December deadline

  • 2022-12-20
    December deadline

  • 2023-02-20
    February deadline

  • 2023-04-20
    April deadline

  • 2023-07-10
    July Deadline

  • 2023-07-10
    Submission end time

  • 2023-07-16
    Finalist notification start time

  • 2023-07-16
    Finalist notification end time

  • 2023-07-21
    Award ceremony start time

  • 2023-07-24
    Award ceremony end time

Categories and fees

  • Narrative Feature
    Video length :35 - 180
    Narrative films over 35 minutes in length.

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July Deadline

    Standard: 34 Dollar

    Student: 34 Dollar

  • Narrative Short
    Video length :01 - 34
    Narrative films under 35 minutes in length

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July Deadline

    Standard: 27 Dollar

    Student: 27 Dollar

  • Documentary Feature
    Video length :35 - 180
    Non-fiction films over 35 minutes in length

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July Deadline

    Standard: 34 Dollar

    Student: 34 Dollar

  • Documentary Short
    Video length :01 - 34
    Non-fiction films under 35 minutes in length

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July Deadline

    Standard: 27 Dollar

    Student: 27 Dollar

  • Animation Shorts
    Video length :01 - 34
    Any type of animated film under 35 minutes

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July Deadline

    Standard: 27 Dollar

    Student: 27 Dollar

  • Animation Feature
    Video length :35 - 180
    Animation films over 35 minutes in length

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July deadline

    Standard: 34 Dollar

    Student: 34 Dollar

  • Experimental Feature
    Video length :35 - 180
    Experimental films over 35 minutes in length

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 30 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July Deadline

    Standard: 34 Dollar

    Student: 34 Dollar

  • Experimental Shorts
    Video length :01 - 34
    Experimental films under 35 minutes in length

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July Deadline

    Standard: 27 Dollar

    Student: 27 Dollar

  • Short Film Screenplay
    Script :01 - 44
    Short Film Screenplay: live-action and animated short film scripts of all genres

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July Deadline

    Standard: 27 Dollar

    Student: 27 Dollar

  • Feature Film Screenplay
    Script :45 - 180
    Feature Film Screenplay: live-action and animated short film scripts of all genres

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July Deadline

    Standard: 27 Dollar

    Student: 27 Dollar

  • Web Series Pilot Short Story for Adaptation
    Video length :01 - 60
    Web Series Pilot Short Story for Adaptation: fiction that could be adapted for the screen

    2022/12/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    July deadline

    Standard: 27 Dollar

    Student: 27 Dollar

  • Music video
    Video length :1 - 6
    Music Video

    2022/11/20
    December deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2023/02/20
    February deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2023/04/20
    April deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

    2023/07/10
    June deadline

    Standard: 27 Dollar

    Student: 27 Dollar

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