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 2023 Salt Shaker Award will be presented to the following.

Best Drama (40-180 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
  • Andrew Cowin

    Terrific festival.
    Really nice people who organized it. They were extremely supportive and easy to communicate with.

    November 2022
  • Mike Mergler

    networking should be a N/A since I was at a remote location

    November 2022
  • Thank you for selecting They Don't Cast Shadows as Bronze for Best Drama. We loved how communicative the festival was, we really appreciated that since we could not attend this year.

    November 2022
  • Buffalo & Mustang Studios

    Great Festival! Thankful for their acceptance of our film!

    November 2022
  • I encourage all film makers if you have an opportunity and desire to be a part of a great Christian film festival. This is the one. Submit your film to the Salty Earth Film Festival. You won't be disappointed and you will have an opportunity to meet some great actors and film makers like yourself.

    November 2022