Submit Films.


At our festival you can expect to find happy artists and enthusiastic audiences, making for a one of-a-kind experience. The Nevada City Film Festival also offers terrific opportunities to forum with other filmmakers and artists. Simply put, the Nevada City Film Festival is a festival created by filmmakers for filmmakers. Your experience at the festival is extremely important to us, and we put a lot of time and energy into making sure our artists have as good a time as our attendees. If your film is selected, we’ll work with you to arrange travel, lodging and an overall great festival experience.

If you are a local filmmaker living in Nevada, Placer, Yuba, Sierra or Sacramento Counties please email for a Local Filmmaker film submission waiver.

Nevada City Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more.

Thank you, submissions are now open for the 19th Annual Nevada City Film Festival, August 23-30, 2019.  Please see below for deadlines and click here to submit.

Early Bird Deadline – March 8, 2019

Regular Deadline – April 8, 2019

Late Deadline – May 1, 2019

Filmmaker Notification – June 1, 2019

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