From July 21 to 24, 2023, Sacramento it'll be the city of film. We will have a festival for all tastes, with different themes, in different formats. There will be cinema and web series, but there will also be room for music and scripts. All this in the SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL.
From the city of Sacramento we want to welcome all participants and fans to this new edition of SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL.
Again this year, the Festival has the support and collaboration of private companies, individuals and institutions that, altruistically, have been involved in the organization to make this eighth edition a reality.

Best Narrative - Feature
Best Narrative - Short
Best Documentary - Feature
Best Documentary - Short
Best Animation - Short
Best Experimental - Feature
Best Experimental - Short
Best Web
Best Short Film Screenplay
Best Feature Film Screenplay
Best Web Series Pilot Short Story for Adaptation
Best Music Video
Audience awards

The Sacramento Underground Film & Arts Festival will take place in Sacramento from July 21 to 24, 2023

1. There are no restrictions on themes and topics.

2. All films must be spoken in English or must include English subtitles.

3. Submission Deadline
Submissions will be accepted from October 24, 2022.
The November deadline is November 20, 2022.
The December deadline is December 20, 2022.
The January deadline is January 20th, 2023
The February deadline is February 20. 2023
The March deadline is March 20. 2023
The April deadline is April 20. 2023
The May deadline is May 20. 2023
The June deadline is June 17. 2023
The July deadline is July 10. 2023
4. Submission Format
Films must be submitted via Film Freeway.

5. In the case of sending the link to download the film by e-mail, the link must remain active until September 24, 2023

6. Submission Eligibility
- There is no premiere policy for submission.

7. Premiere Status
- There is no premiere policy.

8. Presentation categories:
Narrative - Feature
Narrative films over 35 minutes in length.

Narrative - Short
Narrative films under 35 minutes in length.

Documentary - Feature
Non-fiction films over 35 minutes in length.

Documentary - Short
Non-fiction films under 35 minutes in length.

Animation - Short
Any type of animated film under 35 minutes.

Animation - Feature
Animation films over 35 minutes in length.

Experimental - Feature
Experimental films over 35 minutes in length.

Experimental - Short
Experimental films under 35 minutes in length.

Web
Webisode and Internet programming, either episodic or standalone.

Screenplay:
Short Film Screenplay: live-action and animated short film scripts of all genres (under 45 pages)

Feature Film Screenplay: live-action and animated short film scripts of all genres (over 45 pages)

Web Series Pilot Short Story for Adaptation: fiction that could be adapted for the screen

Music Video

9. Submission Fee
All submissions for SUFAF are to be paid by paypal. The submission fee is non-refundable.
The November deadline is November 20, 2022. Feature = $15; short, web, music video = $ 12; screenplay = $ 12
The December deadline is December 20, 2022. Feature = $15; short, web, music video = $ 12; screenplay = $ 12
The January deadline is January 20, 2023. Feature = $18; short, web, music video = $ 15; screenplay = $ 15
The February deadline is February 20. 2023. Feature = $20; short, web, music video = $ 17; screenplay = $ 17
The March deadline is March 20. 2023. Feature = $22; short, web, music video = $ 19; screenplay = $ 19
The April deadline is April 20. 2023. Feature = $24; short, web, music video = $ 20; screenplay = $ 20
The May deadline is May 20. 2023. Feature = $24; short, web, music video = $ 20; screenplay = $ 20
The June deadline is June 17. 2023. Feature = $26; short, web, music video = $ 22; screenplay = $ 22
The July deadline is July 10. 2023. Feature = $26; short, web, music video = $ 22; screenplay = $ 22

10. Art schools, film schools, production companies, film institutions, may submit films to the competition with a discount. Write to festival for more information.

11. Selection of Films
SUFAF endeavors to complete all selection procedures on July 16, 2023 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time.

12. The films qualified to the contests will be evaluated by three independent, professional Jury established by the organizer.

13. SUFAF aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection, nor will fees be refunded in any such case.
No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

14. Awards:
Best Narrative - Feature
Best Narrative - Short
Best Documentary - Feature
Best Documentary - Short
Best Animation - Short
Best Experimental - Feature
Best Experimental - Short
Best Web
Best Short Film Screenplay
Best Feature Film Screenplay
Best Web Series Pilot Short Story for Adaptation
Best Music Video

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • A really cinephile festival by people who love film and arts.

    August 2022
  • I am very honored that “Little Things Mean a Lot” won the Feature Film Screenplay category in your wonderful festival. Thank you.

    July 2022
  • Alexandru Ranta

    Amazing, professional and very communicative festival!!!

    August 2021
  • Pencho Kunchev

    I am very happy that my film "Roses in the Night" was awarded as the Best Short Animated Film. Thank you very much with all my heart dear friends!

    August 2021
  • Thank you for selecting my frantic witty absurd surreal comedy script/screenplay Loonatoona for Feature Film Screenplay
    https://filmfreeway.com/projects/813691

    August 2021