SacFilmChallenge is "The Film Festival to Film Geek and Nerd Out!"

Films, music videos, and new media that express the best of things Drama, Comedy, Geeky, Nerdy, Anime, Cosplay, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Comics, Sports, and Quarantine will screen at a 3-Day Virtual Event. - Hey, it's the world we live in!

Expect a virtual red carpet opening event, great film programming, Q&A with the filmmakers, and an award ceremony.

The GEEk REEL MVP - Best of Festival Award, Cash Prize $250

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Animation Short
Best New Media Project
Best Music Video
Best Quarantine Short


Short films, new media projects and music videos that are 20 minutes or less and feature films that are at least 72 minutes and made after January 1, 2018, are welcome. Premiere status is not required but a premiere film will be prioritized in programming if the film is selected. All submissions not originally in English must be subtitled in English.

The Film Festival does not offer fee waivers.

Submission Materials:

1- Paid entry fee. Entry fees are non-refundable.
2- Private online screener via FilmFreeway.


Jury is composed of film production, exhibition, press and audience community members.
Their decisions on official selections, award nominees and award winners are final.


Filmmakers of selected films will be notified by email or phone.

Exhibition Deliverables:

Final File -Festival Programming Director will advise on file type to be submitted.
Film Poster
Trailer -MP4 File

What You Need to Know:

Festival Organizers and the Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission without refund of submission fees.

All accepted films are scheduled at the discretion of the Film Festival staff.

SacFilmChallenge is hereby granted the right to use an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival for promotional purposes. The festival is hereby also granted the right to use image(s) and/or biographical information of the filmmakers for promotional purposes. The festival reserves the right to fill in any information not supplied by the filmmaker from whatever source available and will not be responsible if incorrect information is entered.

It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to secure authorization for any copyrighted material that may be used in the film. The filmmaker submitting the film for exhibition and or consideration of awards and prizes, acknowledges that He/She/They/Them shall indemnify and hold harmless SacFilmChallenge from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

SacFilmChallenge does not pay screening fees.

By submitting your film, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of this agreement.

Overall Rating
  • Gran bel festiva, mi iscriverò nuovamente

    November 2020
  • Paul Kelly

    Submitting to the SacFilmChallenge was a wonderful experience. Thank you for including "Bard Words" in the program. I encourage all filmmakers to submit their films to this phenomenal festival. The professionalism of the organizers is outstanding.

    November 2020
  • Michael Everlovan

    I'm honored to have been a part of the inaugural edition of SacFilmChallenge. Warm, hospitable, and very communicative group of film-loving geeks. I loved it.

    November 2020
  • SacFilmChallenge was an absolute joy to take part in! They adapted incredibly well to having to become an online event. I was extremely impressed. Communications were exceptional! Friendly on another level, you really feel like you are part of a network group of people. Only challenge was my weekend became busy with some life happenings, so the 3-day spread out of online events was something I couldn't keep up with, however if the festival was in-person this wouldn't be any different. All around, defffffinitely will submit again!!!

    November 2020
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got the award for Best Short Film which is a great encouragement for us. We thank the entire festival team with our hearts.

    November 2020