We want your movies!!!

Ann-Margret gives short film winner John Hampian a squeeze after presenting him with the unique SLO Film Fest clapperboard award.

The 2018 SLO Film Fest is coming next March 13-18, and we are now open for film submissions!

There are three competition categories:

The George Sidney Independent Film Competition is open to filmmakers worldwide, and we accept all genres and lengths. Complete instructions are available either here, or on your choice of submission websites, Film Freeway or Withoutabox.

If you are a producer, director or writer of a new film and you live in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo or Monterey County, we encourage you to submit to our Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase. There is a discount on entry fees too!

Our youth competition, Filmmakers of Tomorrow will be open for submissions on July 7th. This is open to young filmmakers, high school age and younger.

We look forward to reviewing your films for possible inclusion in one of the world’s “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” according to this spring’s coveted list in MovieMaker Magazine!