EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 14
Save on the entry fee by submitting your film by Monday, December 14. The extended submission deadline is January 11, 2016. Submit your work to the 15th Annual LDS Film Festival 2016 and win cash awards totaling $3,000.
The LDS Film Festival is a perfect venue to premiere your film in front of industry professionals and an appreciative audience. The festival is independently organized and not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A wide variety of films are shown each year in all categories.
The festival will take place March 2-5, 2016, at the Scera Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah. For more information and entry guidelines, click here.
24-HOUR MARATHON GOES INTERNATIONAL
For the first time this year, everyone around the globe can participate in the 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon. You don’t have to be physically present at the start of the competition.
You can sign up now and save 30% on the entry fee. Half of each group’s entry fee will go towards the award money.
Every year dozens of groups participate, and all finished films are screened during the LDS Film Festival to a crowd of several hundred people. Past entries have gone on to play at film festivals nationwide. Every participating group has 24 hours to write, shoot and edit a 3-minute short film.
We will kick off the marathon on Friday, February 19, 2016, at the Scera Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah. We will post the theme, object, and dialogue line on the festival website and participants can upload their finished films 24 hours later on Saturday, February 20.
Click here for more information.
GET READY FOR ANOTHER GREAT FESTIVAL
The LDS Film Festival has grown tremendously over the last few years. What began as a short film festival, is now a major event that showcases an impressive array of feature films, special screenings and short films.
Attendance is now averaging 5000-7000 visitors each year. Most of the films shown at the festival are world or Utah premieres. Since its inception, the LDS Film Festival has awarded and paid out over $40,000 in cash awards to LDS filmmakers.
The LDS Film Festival 2016 offers the following categories for submissions:
Films 65 minutes and longer
Films 20 minutes and under
“Homemade” films 5 minutes and under
Films 20 to 60 minutes in length
Become an award-winning filmmaker in 24 hours
The motto of the festival is: “The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth.” (D&C 93:36). The festival is looking for intelligent stories and films that deal with spirituality in a universal way. The stories may deal with Gospel issues, however, this is not a requirement. Light and truth can be found in every aspect of life.