SacFilmChallenge is "The Film Festival to 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, and Sports will screen at a 3-Day Hybrid Event.

The Festival will start with a live Q&A with the filmmakers on Friday, September 20, 2024, followed by a screening of our first set of films.

Multiple screenings will happen on Saturday, September 21st, both Virtual and In-Person at a location in Sacramento.

The film festival concludes with the Virtual Award Ceremony on Sunday, September 22nd.

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 Director
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Editing
Best Actor
Best Actress


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, 2021, 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 reserve 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
  • Lilton Stewart III

    Thank you for selecting us to be at your festival. It was a great experience.

    October 2023
  • Awesome festival -- terrific opportunity for new and established filmmakers.

    October 2023
  • Tina Wake

    Great festival thanks for having us

    October 2023
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival. The communication was frequent, clear and detailed. Overall, I had a very good experience with SacFilmChallenge and will definitely consider submitting future projects to this festival.

    October 2023
  • Lamondo Hill II

    Sac Film Challenge festival was a great experience. The team was very communicative and hospitable. They are very responsive to any questions you may have as a filmmaker. Overall great experience.

    September 2023