SacTown Movie Buffs Film Fest 2nd Festival will be held in April 2024, at ESQUIRE IMAX THEATRE 1211 K STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 .

The festival focuses on highlighting Independent film to help promote both local and International Filmmakers. We emphasize and help facilitate networking and collaboration of our filmmakers, actors and attendees.

The Film Festival will include short films, feature films, animation, and documentaries.
There will be a red carpet, networking, a Q&A with the filmmakers after each block, and an awards ceremony, where trophies will be presented to the award winners. We will also have an after-party concluding the screenings.

Award Winners will receive a Trophy, free merch, a feature/Interview on SacTown Movie Buff's Website, YouTube Channel (over 3k Subscribers), Podcast and Instagram (over 22k Followers).

SacTown Movie Buffs Film Fest (SMBFF) SUBMISSION RULES

1. SMBFF competition is open to the United States and International entries.
2. All films must submit online preview screeners.
3. Foreign language entries must have English language subtitles.
4. Entries must have been completed in the past 5 years.
5. Applicants may submit as many entries as they wish, as long as each entry has a separate entry form and fee.
6. Any physical materials mailed in, must be labeled with submitter contact information. All emails must include the name of your film.
7. Any materials mailed in will not be returned to the submitters.
8. SMBFF has the right to screen any film or projects submitted to the SMBFF. SMBFF does not pay screening fees.
9. In order to receive any award trophy, the project's producer or director must be present.
10. If [a film is] officially selected, it is the responsibility of the submitter to send the festival their film in digital format, as requested by festival.
11. All decisions made by the festival are final and at their discretion.

Overall Rating
  • What a great Film Festival! We were well received and everyone involved was very courteous. I hope to go back next year!

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!

  • The professionalism of the festival organizers and the great opportunity for conversation and interaction... made it a most productive, creative, and fun weekend. Comedian/Hypnotist Flip Orley, who was the subject and winner of the Best Comedy Short flew in for the festival and found it most enjoyable and collaborative.. The presentation of the films in the IMAX theater was spot on and ran perfectly. Kudos andContinued success!

    April 2023
  • Troy Le

    This is an Amazing festival. It was great to see films premiere on an IMAX screen! I hope to see a bigger audience next year! Keep up the good work guys and feel free to ask me for advice.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much Troy!

  • The greatest film festival in the greater Sacramento area? Maybe. Between mixers, social media, great swag, great energy, community building, supporting local artist while still drawing in films from around the globe and succeeding in high filmmaker attendance this festival was outstanding for it being its first year. If they maintain anything near this quality I could this being a standout festival in Northern California.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • Matt Mhoon

    THIS WAS AN AMAZING FILM FEST. The communication was great. The hosts were gracious as well as fun to chat with. The mixer was a fun way to meet others who had submitted their films. I hope I get to go to another one. The overall experience was definitely a great time.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mr. Mhoon!