Saugatuck Film Fest promises an exploration of the frontier of filmmaking with a backdrop of one of Michigan’s most beautiful art destinations. The SFF closes out the Art Coast’s year with an artistic flourish celebrating independent film, and offers patrons of the arts a sendoff to the year’s creativity.
Join us this November as we gather to recognize, promote, and celebrate independent filmmakers; continue to elevate Saugatuck as a premier arts destination; and have a good time doing it.
The fest takes place on Saturday November 4th 2023, at the historic Saugatuck Women’s Club downtown Saugatuck.
Events are to include screenings of short and feature length films submissions, a prize winning feature film, artist Q&A, and awards presentation.
Selections will be based entirely on artistic and technical merit, as decided by our panel of judges and members. No restrictions are made on submissions outside of recency of completion and length, please see full submission guidelines for additional details.
The winning film selections will be awarded with the following prizes:
1st Place Short - $300
2nd Place Short - $200
3rd Place Short - $100
Crowd Favorite - $100
Both Short and feature-length films are welcome. Short films run no longer than 59 minutes. Feature films may run 60 minutes or longer.
Submissions not in English must have English subtitles.
Films must be completed within the last two years.
Submission fees are non-refundable.
The SFF does not give waivers or discounts.