The Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) was recently recognized by Moviemaker Magazine as one of the top “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”. Other distinguished film festivals on the list include Palm Springs International Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, DC Shorts International Film Festival and SlamDance Film Festival, among others. Winners were selected out of thousands of entries based upon each festival’s unique location, audience and experience.
NCFF’s “picturesque historic mining town”, “intimate experience”, and “range of fun activities” helped secure the festival’s spot on the list.
“These are the festivals that will, most likely, form the backbone of your journey on the circuit this year. Careers have been forged in their fires. Your film will find an intelligent, engaged audience who really gets it. Your social media accounts will blow up with future collaborators. You’ll party with crowds you never thought you’d meet, in locales you never thought you’d visit, with drinks you never thought you’d be sipping. And you may well find distribution along the way,” wrote Moviemaker Magazine editors.
The 16th annual Nevada City Film Festival runs September 8-11, 2016. The festival continues to bring together an ever-expanding regional audience of movie lovers with emerging and top independent filmmakers to showcase award-winning international short and feature length films. The four-day celebration of art, music, technology, and independent filmmaking, includes film screenings, industry panels and workshops, filmmaker Q&A’s, live music, hackathons, and other special events.
“We are humbled to be included in this list of world-renowned film festivals and honored to be recognized for being a valuable platform in launching the careers of independent filmmakers,” said Festival Director Jesse Locks.
Film submissions are now open. Professional, student, and amateur filmmakers are invited to submit short and feature length films in a variety of genres including but not limited to documentaries, animation, narrative, comedy, multi-media, experimental, music videos, virtual and augmented reality.
All short films are eligible for the Festival Jury Award – $1,500 and all films are eligible for the Audience Choice Award – $500.
The submission fee is waived for local filmmakers (Nevada, Yuba, Placer, Sierra and Sacramento Counties). Please contact festival directors at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a waiver code.
Save and submit early. Regular Deadline is May 1, 2016, and Late Deadline is June 1, 2016. All filmmakers will be notified by July 15, 2016.
To submit your film, click here or call (530) 362-8601.