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 screenwriters, and have an amazing audience. Win a belt buckle and have one hell of a good time. Plus! Winners of the FLIXX FEST screenplay competition will receive a live table read and a special InkTip prize package. (See Awards Below)

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!)

“It was one of the best experiences of my life.” (screenwriter Bill Baber, PERFIDIES)

"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)

The Jefferson State 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 and screenplays that especially capture some of the Jefferson State's iconic values: landscape, rebellion, beauty, irreverence, the outdoors, vision and independence, in whatever form that takes. We also encourage local and regional interest films, and have a KIDS FLIXX section of the festival that encourages independent voices in a kid-friendly approach.

Typically we screen between 45-60 films including shorts, and have gladly welcomed the attendance of several filmmakers. There is also a live actor-read table read of the winning screenplay and close to 2000 Flixxfesters. This year 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 Animation, Special Jury Local Spotlight, Audience Award Local Spotlight, and Best Screenplay

Winners of the Best Screenplay award also receive an InkTip prize package to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Each winner will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor, Best Director, Best Emerging Artist, Best Original Story, Best Creative Storytelling, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Sound Design.

Rules & Terms

Entries must be submitted on DVD, Blu-Ray (Region 1) or 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. 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.

Physical DVD/Blu-Ray submissions 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 either NTSC or PAL, 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. 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
  • Jason Perlman

    We had a great time screening here! Stunning countryside atmosphere, great events and stellar panels. Highly recommended. Will only continue to grow and improve.

    May 2018
  • Tracy Facelli

    I didn't actually get to attend this festival, which was very disappointing. The festival team was very well organized, and all my communication with them was clear and straightforward. At one point, it did look like I would be able to make it, and they were especially helpful with explaining the potential ways to travel in since they are not a major city but outside of one. I hope to play there again and actually get to attend.

    January 2018
  • Ross Williams

    For a small town festival, they go all out! It's extremely well run by director Megan Peterson, her staff, and volunteers. They keep their filmmakers happy throughout the process. The audiences are really into all the films. The Awards Party is super fun. If you want to get out of the city and see some beautiful country and attend an awesome film fest, I highly recommend Flixx Fest!

    October 2017
  • James Carroll

    It was an honor to be part of the festival. Thanks.

    October 2017
  • Bill Baber

    It was hosted by amazing people in one of the most beautiful parts of California. If you get the chance to participate, don't miss it!

    October 2017