SLO Film Fest’s “regular” film competition deadline is today!

If you’re planning on submitting a film to our George Sidney Independent Film Competition or the Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase, you should try to do that today! You’ll save some money on entry fees, and can submit directly to either Withoutabox, or Film Freeway.

Click here for competition rules, entry fees, submission links and fine print.

If you are a youth filmmaker (high school age or younger) you can submit a short film (10 minutes or less) to our worldwide Filmmakers of Tomorrow competition. For rules and the entry form, please click here.

We can’t wait to see your films! We have a large panel of 70+ screeners waiting to watch them, so submit soon and help keep them busy!


Congrats to SLO Film Fest alumni David Burkman on the success of his excellent and important film, HAZE, which screened at our Festival in 2016.

Telling the chillingly realistic story of a fraternity incident and the repercussions, HAZE was officially released on October 13th in Los Angeles with a one-week run at the Laemmle Music Hall theater in Beverly Hills. This will be followed by several specialty screenings (with David Burkman in attendance) at four other Laemmle theaters, as well as theaters in San Francisco, Washington, DC, Detroit, Columbus, Oh., and Chicago. It’s also been touring college campuses across the country. Then, the film will release on dozens of VOD platforms including iTunes, BluRay, and DVD on Oct 17th.
 
We are proud to be able to introduce wonderful films like this to audiences on the Central Coast before they are seen by the rest of the world.
Stay tuned for another eclectic and high-quality selection of films coming to San Luis Obispo from March 13 to 18, 2018! Passes are on sale now!
Early-bird prices will only last until the end of this year, so don’t wait too long to get yours, providing priority seating, and some other nice perks too!
See you at the movies!

Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director