Youth Film Competition Now Open!

Our deadline for adult-made films has come and gone, but we are still accepting films made by young filmmakers, high school age and younger. Films under 10 minutes from all over the world can now be submitted on Film Freeway or directly to us until January 13, 2020.

If you know a young filmmaker, please pass this along. Selected movies will be screened during our 2020 film festival. All films will vie for cash awards too! And here’s the best thing…there is no entry fee!

Filmmakers must be 18 or younger and they MUST be the primary filmmakers too! (sorry mom and dad…it’s not that we don’t think you’re very talented too…)

We are looking for good films by elementary, middle and high school students. To find out more about the Filmmakers of Tomorrow Showcaseclick here!

Take Advantage of Early Bird Prices on 2020 Fest Passes!


The holidays are almost here and what better way to show you care than the gift of film? Our early bird pricing ends December 31st. Our all access Movie Mogul pass provides access to all of our special events, like Surf Night, Opening Night and the King Vidor Gala evening. And in 2020, that pass will give the pass holder early admission before other pass holders. Find out more about all our passes here.

5 Point Film Festival Comes to SLO!

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The 5Point Adventure Film Festival and SLO Film Festival will present an exciting film program at the Fremont Theatre on Saturday, December 7th. Featuring the best of their 2019 festival’s short adventure films, they include stories about climbing, biking, skiing, water sports and running. These action sports films are guaranteed to look awesome on the Fremont Theatre’s giant screen!  Purchase tickets here.



We look forward to receiving your films! And don’t forget the 5Point Adventure Film Festival tomorrow, December 7th. Proceeds support our 2020 Festival and we hope to see you there!

See you at the movies!

Wendy Eidson & Skye McLennan
SLO Film Fest Director & Associate Director

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