Come be part of one of the most fun events in California's far north and the "premier festival of the mythical 51st State of Jefferson!" We love our filmmakers and have an engaged and dedicated audience. Win a belt buckle and have one hell of a good time. Plus! Awards are listed on IMDB. (See Awards Below) PLEASE NOTE: Due to some scheduling changes, we will NOT be running a screenplay competition this year.

Some of the feedback from previous attending filmmakers:

"Amazing Festival!! Awesome time!! Filmmakers are treated like family!! Absolutely recommend!!" (Lori Stoll, director, HEAVEN’S FLOOR)

"Awesome festival run by great film lovers and makers who go far and beyond to create an enjoyable experience for both the filmmaker and audience! Highly recommend.” (Shawn-Caulin Young, actor/producer, HEART, BABY!)

"A outlaw-ish alternative to the standard film festival!"
- Tzang Merwyn Tong (writer-director, FAERYVILLE)

"One of the best festivals I've been to!" Marlyn Mason (Actor, DEAR FUTURE SELF)

FLIXX FEST takes place in 2-3 venues nestled in the scenic and historic Scott Valley among the majesty of the Marble Mountains. We are committed to bringing the best in independent filmmaking to an audience hungry for film, and showcasing films that especially capture some of the region's iconic values: landscape, authenticity, beauty, irreverence, the outdoors, vision, rebellion and independence, in whatever form that takes. We also highly encourage local and regional interest films and animation.

Typically we screen between 45-60 films including shorts, and have gladly welcomed the attendance of several filmmakers with close to 2000 Flixxfesters. This year will be the 6th anniversary of the festival so filmmakers can look forward to another amazing and sold-out weekend in September. Competition awards are typically presented on Saturday at a truly unique Awards dinner, with specialized programming continuing through Sunday.

Spirit of Jefferson Award, Special Jury Award, Audience Award Best Feature, Audience Award Best Documentary, Audience Award Best Short, Audience Award Best Documentary Short and Director's Choice.

Craft categories are awarded with a certificate recognizing outstanding achievement in a particular area including performance, music, editing, direction, sound, first time filmmaker, etc.

Rules & Terms

Entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway's online screener option, unless other arrangements have been made. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Please do not send press kits or any other print materials until they are requested by the festival staff. We have no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements, though we reserve the right for competition status to be reserved for films that have not yet received distribution or have been completed within the previous year. Filmmaker will assume shipping costs to the festival if not online. C.O.D.'S will be refused. DVD'S AND BLU-RAYS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. All international or foreign films should be clearly marked "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope or the shipping invoice or both.

If physical DVD/Blu-Ray submissions have been approved, they must be clearly labeled with film title, category and running time.

Our accepted exhibition formats are listed below from most preferred to least preferred.

1. ProRes422HQ Quicktime, 1920x1080 @ 23.976 fps*, 24bit or 16bit 48khz Stereo Audio.

2. AvidDNx115 Quicktime, 1920x1080p @ 23.976 fps*, 24bit or 16bit 48khz Stereo Audio. (this format can be made on a PC)

3. Bluray in either NTSC or PAL, Stereo or Multichannel Audio

4. H.264 QuickTime, 1920x1080p @ 23.976fps*, with a bit rate of at least 15000 kbits/sec, 24bit or 16bit 48khz Stereo Audio. (this format can be made on a PC)

5. DVD in NTSC, Stereo or Multichannel Audio

*We are committed to preserving the visual quality of all the films screened during the festival. In order to accomplish this we will not be able to do any type of format conversion on media files that are submitted for exhibition.

Screenplays should be in standard screenplay format and should be no longer than 130 pages. Short screenplays (under 50 pages) are NOT accepted. Screenplays must be registered with the WGA. The script must be in English and digital submission is preferred. If a hard copy of the script is mailed, script materials will not be returned.

Flixx Fest
c/o Scott Valley Film Coalition
PO Box 342
Ft. Jones, California 96032

(Fed EX or UPS):
Flixx Fest
c/o Scott Valley Film Coalition
11236 N. Highway 3
Ft. Jones, CA 96032

Please read all rules and regulations before submitting your project. Submission signifies you have read and comply with all rules and regulations.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry form and fee.

Please note: Do not use registered or certified mail. Use First class, Priority, Airmail or Media Mail. Fedex, UPS and DHL also accepted.

All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. Festival selections will be announced on or around mid-August. All entrants will be notified by email. By submitting to the festival, you agree to allow your film (or other artistic work) to be screened by the festival during the festival run, for which you are submitting, at no charge to the festival. You also agree to allow us to use parts of your film for promotional use of the festival. If there are to be any additional screenings, we will come to a mutual agreement between the filmmaker and the festival.

By submitting to the festival you are admitting copyright ownership of everything submitted. The festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time, if there is any question of ownership, copyright infringement or any sign of disrespect (in any form of media) to the festival or its representatives.

Dates and venues are subject to change.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Jefferson State Flixx Festival.

The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

Overall Rating
  • Ivo Marloh

    We got invited to submit and it was an honour to be part of the FLIXX FEST. Next submission coming in 2020 :-)

    October 2019
  • Awesome festival. Great communication, all well organized with a very friendly touch. Thanks a lot!

    October 2019
  • John Money

    One of the best run/organized film festivals that I have ever been to. Festival Organizers and staff were on top of the smallest details and very respectful of the film makers. Screening auditorium was first rate in terms of projection and sound, so the film were presented at their best.
    Audiences were great in terms of being interested in seeing the films presented and very knowledgeable.

    October 2019
  • Dave Orvis

    I was not able to attend this year, but don't miss this fest and its gorgeous scenery. The staff's communication is excellent, and the entry fees for films and scripts are well worth the investment.

    September 2019
  • Matthew Siemers

    Loved this festival! May be the best I've attended as a creator. Fun atmosphere and nestled in beautiful Scott Valley. This festival pulls in some incredible films and talented filmmakers.

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Matthew, "thank you for coming!" We loved having "Thorn" as part of the fest and look forward to seeing what comes next! Thank you for your kind words and support.