Festival Sayulita 2018 is calling you to our paradise! The fourth annual Festival Sayulita is a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, Film, Spirits, Food, Music and Surf to be held January 31st - February 4th. The idyllic coastal town of Sayulita provides a scenic, bohemian background perfect for this international festival. Creative and provocative films will be shown in various venues throughout the town. Additional events include spirits and food pairings, master tastings, beach-front film venues, private screenings, fun run, kids day, yoga, and live music.

Once known only for its fishing business and scenic beaches, Sayulita now boasts a thriving community of local, Mexican restaurants and craftsman alongside trendsetting establishments. Surfing, paddle boarding, yoga, mountain biking and other outdoor activities helps make Sayulita an irresistible destination. Festival Sayulita will highlight these many assets while spicing up the town with new and never-been-seen international films in the genres of Action Sports, Short Feature, Documentary, Animation and Stop Motion, and Alternative.

Sprit companies will be offering tastings of locally made, specialty spirits and sharing some of their knowledge on the growing and processing methods and local restaurants are planning pairing menus to enhance tequila experience. Don't miss something authentic, magical and far-out as only Sayulita can offer

Awards & Prizes

Best film in each category

Rules & Terms

By submitting your film, you affirm that she or he is either the maker or the authorized agent of maker of the submission titled above. The submitter understands that her or his submission indicates that if the submission titled above is selected for Festival Sayulita, permission is essentially granted to Festival Sayulita to exhibit the work throughout the Festival,running from January 31st to February 4th, 2018. Submission also indicates willingness to provide three extra DVD copies of the work if needed and at least one j-peg photo for PR and/or publication. The submitter accepts that as a nonprofit organization,
Festival Sayulita would not be held liable for any infringement of copyrights related to music or vintage or other footage or material which the maker or representative or agent may be responsible for. Nor will Festival Sayulita, its agents or trustees, be held culpable for any damage to materials or loss resulting from public exhibition of films or DVDs etc. DVDs are not typically returned after the festival but special arrangement may be set up if absolutely necessary.

By submitting your film, you affirm that the Festival Sayulita committee chooses the time, place and frequency of the public showing of the submitted film.

By submitting your film, you affirm that Festival Sayulita committee reserves the right to determine what equipment is used to screen the submitted film. (This is a small beach town in Mexico, not a mega theater complex with THX surround sound.)

3 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Daniel G Milan

    A great film festival with a very special and strict selection of films in a such beautiful place.

    February 2017
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    Neal Steeno

    This is such a special place. And now, such a special festival. Add in insanely good food, culture, surf and slowed down pace of life. Although it's still growing as a festival, everyone involved behind the scenes made it very special. The films chosen were exceptional. Cheers, Festival Sayulita.

    February 2017
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    Mohammad Mohammadian

    Your Festival is very nice, Thank you so much .

    February 2017