Nor Cal All-Stars film exhibit is an annual celebration of filmmakers from and films shot in Northern California.
As the name implies, we seek the most amazing films, short and feature from around the region. If you are a filmmaker hailing from Redding, Chico, Sacramento, the Central valley, the San Francisco Bay area including San Jose, Monterrey and Santa Cruz and all points in between then this is your event.
Held in conjunction with the Sacramento Film Festival, Nor Cal All-Stars celebrates the filmmakers of our region in a supportive and festive environment. Be recognized by your peers. Join us today!
4) Awards: Awards and acknowledgments for best overall film will be awarded at the festival.
Please read these guidelines carefully and follow all directions for submission.
General guidelines for all films: READ CAREFULLY
1) Categories of Entry:
There are three main categories of entry for this festival, short form (under 20 minutes total running time), long form (20 minutes to an hour total running time), and features, (over one hour total running time), plus special Showcases.
Please make certain that you have specified which genre(s) your film falls under, in your Online Project Form. A genre helps our judges to identify the film's content. All styles of film will be accepted for review.
2) Eligibility Requirements:
Only films which have NOT previously played in the Sacramento region are eligible for entry. This includes private screenings, physical media, TV or online distribution of any kind. Employees, volunteers, interns and board members are prohibited from entering. By acceptance of these rules and submission to our festival, the entrant certifies that he/she has sole legal authority to enter into this agreement.
3) Format Requirements:
Please submit a preview copy of your film via the FilmFreeway online submission engine. No DVDs, tapes or other formats will be accepted for preview. Sound must be 2 channel mono or stereo, 48 hz 16 bit. If accepted, you will be contacted to provide a final screening copy on one of the accepted formats.
All final exhibition prints must be submitted on one of the following formats: HD online copy (Vimeo, Youtube or Dropbox).
4) Awards: Awards and acknowledgments for best International film, best short, best local short, and the "Visionary spirit" best overall film will be awarded at the festival.