🌐 SFS Art Fest 2023
“Mixing It Up” with expression…
This new theme provides exciting opportunities for creating different sensory expressions and discoveries!

As artists treat their area of ground for the assemblage of expression, the movement of the viewer steers its interpretation. The mixing up of temporal references in the discoveries of new forms that blend together to meld into one substance will roll forward with movement.

The influence from featured artists will permeate throughout their sensory story telling in the process of making one's thoughts and feelings known is the other language in which art communicates. From all walks of life, artists who are established in their chosen careers to ones who have recently graduated from school to the student who awakens to explore artistic discipline, with all manner of styles and techniques, represents this year's SFS Art Fast exhibition.

On Thursday, April 27th and April 28th, the festival will be open to celebrate creativity in our community by supporting art programming and help raise funds for creative youth programs. Guests will enjoy the evening coalescing with artists, film directors, and actors experiencing art with the community. This event unites arts awareness and provides an opportunity for business and community partners to market their unique services to impact inspiration that can flow into surrounding communities and beyond!

"Mixing It Up"
Juried Art and Film Exhibition

🎆 2023 FEATURED ARTIST
🔹 O.G. Lady Key / Featured Artist
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🎆 2023 GUEST ARTISTS
🔹 Carlos Gallardo
🔹 Dayquan Moeller
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🎆 2023 EXHIBITION JURY
🔹 PAM KORPORAAL - Jury Director
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🎆 2023 ENTERTAINMENT
🔹 ROCIO PONCE / Guest Flamenco Performer
🔹 "Chalking It Out" Workshop
+ Special Guest Appearances...
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🎆 2023 FEATURED CURATORS
🔹 ANTHONY ORTIZ / Film Curator
🔹 JANET SEO / K-Art Group Curator
🔹 ROBERTO CHAVEZ / Photography Curator
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Film Entry Fee is $25: Includes one film submittal and one entry pass.
Student film fee waived and one entry pass.

The Opus Trophy is awarded to the best overall short film and will be presented by our Jury Panel.

SFS FILM FEST RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. FILMMAKERS WHO DON’T COMPLETE SUBMISSION DETAILS
A film that is only partly complete will be considered an “Incomplete Submission” and it will not be reviewed since this ties down admin time by chasing after the details. Please fill out the entire form and you will be golden!

2. FILMMAKERS WHO SEND WRONG OR INCORRECT EMAIL AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Review your contact details carefully. Be sure those details are correct.

3. FILMMAKERS WHO ARE FORTHCOMING
If you went through all of the efforts to submit your film, please be reachable within a reasonable time.

4. FILMMAKERS WHO ARE INCESSANT
Please do not contact us to see if we have received the film and what our decision is. We will confirm that your application has been received as soon as it’s entered via electronic submission when we have had a chance to review your submission. We greatly appreciate your patience.

5. FILMMAKERS WHO ARE HAVING AN ALTERCATION WITH THEIR TEAM
We get plenty of films submitted each year which are then withdrawn (or disqualified) because the person who submitted the film didn’t have either the rights or permission from the rest of the cast and crew. This seems like a basic thing to get straight BEFORE you started filming, not when someone on your team hears your film is heading to a festival. Always tie up loose ends and make a bow to deliver the goods.

6. FILMMAKERS WHO HAVEN’T CLEARED MUSIC RIGHTS
We can’t screen your film unless the music rights are cleared.

7. FILMMAKERS WHO SEND BAD PRODUCTION STILLS
The most difficult task we have is finding great production stills from the movie to print in our commemorative program, our website, and social media outlets. We want to show your film off - give us your very best stills so we can brag!

8. FILMMAKERS WITH NO SOCIAL NETWORK
A festival’s objective is to bring a crowd, so a filmmaker who has an established or budding social network is preferable! Alert followers of our upcoming festival screening. At SFS Film Fest - under the decorative umbrella of SFS Art Fest, we welcome and work with filmmakers to pull together a receptive audience!

9. FILMMAKERS WITHOUT A PRESS KIT
The evaluation of each submission is based on the quality of the film. Once a film is selected for the programme, it’s reviewed and a PR campaign strategy for each and every film is created. We want to see you shine!

10. FILMMAKERS WHO ARE DISCOURTEOUS
We work hard to try and make every single screening a success. Sometimes, it becomes an organizational challenge because of unforeseen dilemmas and behind-the-scene situations. It’s part of screening at a festival and we ask for your polite patience.

11. FILMMAKERS WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND THE ROLE OF A FESTIVAL
Our job is to try and deliver an engaged audience to appreciate your work. Your job is to deliver an engaging and entertaining film - and if you attend the festival, be available for an interview, along with a Q&A session with an interested panel, after your screening.

12. FILMMAKERS WHO IGNORE RELATIONSHIPS
The film industry is all about relationships and networking. It is also about utilizing your social networks. A camaraderie can spring up, unexpectedly, and if you nurture those relationships - let’s say with people whom you’ve met at this upcoming festival - they are certain to pop up at other festivals too, perhaps even the Oscars, years later!

"It’s better not to know so much about what things mean or how they might be interpreted or you’ll be too afraid to let things keep happening.” - David Lynch.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Anthony and his organizers are fantastic! Well moderated Q&A, and the Art Crawl in conjunction was a huge turnout for a full experience of art everywhere!

    May 2022
  • If I could rate 100 stars I would. I was unable to attend the in person event at the last minute and the SFS team made sure I felt included by having me send an introductory video and outro video to be added to the screening of my film. I greatly appreciate the quality, attention to detail and communication of this whole team. I look forward to submitting more projects in the future. Thank you for selecting my short film “The Meet Up” 🙌🏾

    May 2022
  • Chandel White

    What an incredibly smooth running festival this was! The ambiance was great. The team and staff were great… and the overall energy and mood was outstanding. I was so very pleased to be a part of such a smooth production. Thank you for premiering Movie Horses. I couldn’t have had a better experience!
    SFS Film Fest 2022!

    May 2022
  • Gabriel Duran

    Simply amazing..I wish I was able to attend but I plan to next year! Great communcation very professional and curtious.. I love the idea of art and film.. Keep it up!!

    May 2019
  • arshia zeinali

    Thank you for your response 🎬🎥✌️

    May 2019