The Bible proclaims in Matthew 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth!" The Salty Earth Film Festival was created by Salty Earth Pictures, a non-profit organization, and is dedicated to encouraging, producing, and distributing entertainment that challenges minds, lightens hearts, and strengthens souls. We look to celebrate motion pictures that inspire by using the lens of the gospel to present stories of life, hope, & faith, Scripture encourages us to be salt and light in the world! Telling stories through movies is an opportunity for creative artists to act on the great commission and "go & tell!" all nations and people the good news that we have.

The 2022 Salt Shaker Award will be presented to the following.

Best Drama (40-130 minutes)
Best Comedy (40 - 130 minutes)
Best Short Drama (5 - 40 minutes)
Best Short Comedy (5 - 30 minutes)
Best Documentary (20 - 120 minutes)
Best Student Film
Best Screenplay
Best Screenplay (Not Yet Produced)
Best Micro Film
The following will also be recognized:

Audience Choice Award, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Photography, Best Editing, Best Score

The Salty Earth Film Festival is open to anyone, anywhere around the world and we encourage people to go out be creative and make great God pleasing movies. Individuals, Churches, Companies and organizations are all encourage to participate.

If rules are broken, you will be automatically disqualified and will have to resubmit your video(s). You also give us full permission to download a digital copy of your video as well as playing it during the festival week via projector and online and additional screenings. Prizes will be granted based on the number of entries, donations and sponsors received. SEFF reserves the right to reject any submissions.

No refund
No nudity or sexuality explicit scenes
No offensive language
Strong violence is prohibited
Must present Christian values
Horror films will not be accepted.
Non-English Films must have English Subtitles

Overall Rating
  • Joe Leone

    I am honored that Inspirational Feature Film Screenplay (COOP) was selected in the 2020 Salty Earth Film Festival. I was unable to attend the event this year, but I am very appreciative for the recognition. Thank you!

    September 2020
  • Lauren Speeth

    Thrilled and honored to have been selected by this fine festival. Communication was excellent - so glad the festival producers didn't cancel due to the pandemic. Thank you again !

    September 2020
  • We had a great time at this festival. COVID meant we couldn't be there in person, but the communication was fantastic throughout, and they found a way to make it a special experience despite the crazy times.

    September 2020
  • Wesley Bristol

    What a great and wonderful film festival this was. I couldn’t believe how big there studio was when they gave me a tour. Everyone was kind and friendly and treated me so well. Steve and Beth were the perfect hosts and great Filmakers as well. It’s really a family affair and worth submitting your projects. Our film Chloe’s Mountain walked away with three awards including best feature drama, I was blown away to say the least. I will definitely submit again....

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Wes! It was a blessing getting to know you and to showcase your work1

  • Earl Martin

    I was blessed to have two films screen here, one of which received festival's choice which is very humbling. For a first year festival I believe Steve and his crew did a wonderful job! I truly enjoyed the whole thing and I wish more people were able to come and enjoy it too. I'm sure this is a Christian festival that will continue to grow each year and become a premiere festival for faith-based films. Now I'm inspired to shoot another short film! I have two in the hopper. Hmmmm. Which one shall I do?

    September 2019