Scorpiusfest is Scorpius Magazine's annual independent film and music video festival. Scorpiusfest 2022 will take place on January 31st, 2022 in beautiful Park City, Utah. Scorpius Magazine is an international, online, independent film and music magazine. Scorpiusfest 2022 will be our fourth year rocking Park City! We take place the day after Sundance ends. We are not affiliated with Sundance, we are a separately owned and operated festival. Monday, January 31st we'll kick off with our Red Carpet Event at 9am followed by film and music video screenings from 10am until 6pm, followed by our awards ceremony/Post Red Carpet 7pm -9pm and Afterparty from 9pm until 1am. The event will be catered with food and drinks throughout the day. There will be a Q & A after each film and music video screening. Filmmakers in attendance will be interviewed by international press throughout the day. Ski the best snow on earth while you attend the festival in between screenings and stay a few more days after the festival on your own and enjoy all of the luxuries and activities amazing Park City has to offer. All nominees will receive discounted lodging, free dining in Park City(during the festival), exclusive swag bags, and international press. All nominees and winners will also receive a feature article in Scorpius Magazine and exposure through our social media throughout 2022.

Award Winners of Scorpiusfest 2022 will receive the coveted Scorpius Award and a return VIP invitation to Scorpiusfest 2023 including discounted lodging, dinning, and drinks.
Awards will be given in the following categories:

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Director of a Feature Film
Best Director of a Short Film
Best Actor of a Feature Film
Best Actor of a Short Film
Best Actress of a Feature Film
Best Actress of a Short Film
Best Score (Feature Film)
Best Score (Short Film)
Best Cinematography(Feature Film)
Best Cinematography(Short Film)
Best Screenplay
Best Music Video
Best Live Hard Rock Band of the Year


We accept Feature and Short films in the following genre’s: Drama, Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thrillers, and Animated Shorts. Music Videos(8 minutes or less), and Documentaries. Films can be submitted only through If the film submitted is not in English it must have English subtitles. Films must be available to view through FilmFreeway's online screening interface. Check the status of your submission through FilmFreeway. In order to participate, the entrants must bear a nonrefundable entry fee.
Filmmakers and screenwriters retain 100% all of the rights to their projects and materials that they submit to Scorpiusfest. We don't give our selection committee and juries feedback to submitters. After each project is reviewed and rated, our writers and editing staff choose selected works by their overall rating. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film or screenplay to Scorpiusfest. By submitting a film or script or any media through FilmFreeway, the Filmmaker agrees to grant the Festival the right to use the title, synopsis, and trailer of the Film for advertisement purposes without limitation, including using of those materials on the Festival's website and social medias.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY SUBMISSION : All submissions received after November 17th, 2020 will be considered for Scorpiusfest 2022 unless otherwise notified. Notification of acceptance into Scorpiusfest 2021 will occur no later than November 20th, 2020. If accepted, a screening print or digital copy must arrive at Scorpius Magazine’s office(2040 E Murray Holladay Rd Suite 203, Holladay, UT 84117) not later than Jauary 9th, 2021. All screeners must be clearly labeled. These screeners will become the property of Scorpiusfest unless a self-addressed, self-stamped package is provided.
Scripts Eligibility : Scripts must be bound and formatted correctly. Feature film script length should be at least 40 pages and not over 180. Shorts scripts at least 3 pages. Scripts will not be returned. Please include synopsis bound with script after title page. Final deadline for scripts is October 23rd, 2020. All scripts must be accompanied with a synopsis. We also accept digital script submissions via FilmFreeway or email(
Awards Eligibility: Only films that have been completed and released after January 1st, 2017 will be eligible.
Participant Agreement: I, the undersigned, represent and warrant that I have full legal right and authority to submit the heretofore mentioned film/video project for consideration by Scorpiusfest, and that all necessary consents, licensing and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto. I agree to hold Scorpiusfest and its sponsors harmless in any and all matters pertaining to the consents, licenses, and approvals of heretofore film/video project. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance or nomination into and at Scorpiusfest. No one from Scorpiusfest or its sponsors has guaranteed me admission into the festival. I, the undersigned, have read the terms and conditions appearing herein, and agree, without exception, to all the terms and conditions stated.

Overall Rating
  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    August 2021
  • We are very proud and happy to have been winners at the festival, we greatly appreciate that the jury has decided that our film will be in the official selection and even more that it will win two awards. Thank you very much, continue the success of the festival. Everyone has always been very attentive and has informed us of each step and in the same way they have responded quickly to our questions and requests. We are very pleased with the colleagues who make the festival work so well.
    Edesio Alejandro co-⁠⁠⁠director of Mambo Man
    Academy Member of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences USA & Spain;
    Latin & Grammy Academy Member; National Music Award of Cuba 2020; Doctor Honoris Causa.
    cell cuba 5352633210

    February 2021
  • Covid restrictions kept us from traveling to Park City, UT, but it was an honor to be named “best feature film director” at the festival. Look forward to getting down next year to meet everyone and hang with all the great talent this festival attracts.

    February 2021
  • Christopher Kulikowski

    ScorpiusFest 2020 was nothing short of unforgettable... a fun, friendly, celebration of music and the cinematic arts. Steffon Olson, the festival director was warm, engaging and brought together a fine group of creative, engaging individuals and artists. A wonderful event which I hope will continue to thrive and flourish.

    February 2020