SacTown Movie Buffs Film Fest 3rd Festival will be held on April 4th-6th 2025, 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, Minority, Environmental 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 a Film Festival Mixer on April 4th.

Award Winners will receive a Trophy, free merch, a feature/Interview on SacTown Movie Buff's TV Show, YouTube Channel (over 3k Subscribers), Podcast and Instagram (over 24k 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 3 years.
5. Applicants may submit as many entries as they wish, if 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 films selected must be converted to DCP Format
12. All decisions made by the festival are final and at their discretion.

Overall Rating
  • WONDERFUL festival. A great group of filmmakers and folks who love film just as much. Us Colorado-based moviemakers had the pleasure of attending this fest and screening our film on an IMAX screen with so many other great projects. Huge thanks to Kierre, the festival director, for being incredibly helpful and transparent through the process. Very well put-together and was such a blast to experience. Would 100% recommend and do again!

    April 2024
  • Claire Langton

    This festival was a great experience from being selected to having the opportunity to see my film with friends and cast and crew at the IMAX in Sacramento.! I'm very grateful that I had this opportunity to showcase my film.
    This festival was very well marketed and very organized. I also had great opportunities to network with friends and other filmmakers.
    The directors panel on the final day of festival was very interesting and informative.
    Thank you SacTownMovieBuffs!
    Claire Langton Producer/Filmmaker

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • Lamondo Hill II

    The SacTown Movie Buffs Film Fest was an incredible experience. The host of the festival was very professional and courteous to the entire team. We cannot thank them enough for having our film showcased at the festival and look forward to more in the future. If you are a filmmaker looking to make a introduction this is a great place to go. Thanks again from the "Need A Lift?" family.

    April 2024
  • What an amazing festival! Smoothly run, great communication, great films, great people. Other festivals can learn from the Sactown Movie Buffs Film Festival! Top notch!

    April 2024
  • Thank you Kierre for putting this together. I had a wonderful time. It was incredible to have my film “Hidden Above 2” screen in IMAX! I really appreciate all the effort that was put into this event and the communication was fantastic. You were super helpful anytime I had questions, so thank you. I can’t recommend this festival enough. I’m looking forward to next years event!

    April 2024