Located in Oxnard, Calif., just an hour north of Los Angeles, Sight + Sound brings you to the very edges of cinematic programming. With spaces to zen out Tinseltown-style, we’re heightening every olfactory, tactile, optical, and auditory point of contact. Even tastebuds will be rewarded with themed drinks and curated bites between film segments covering narrative, docs, experimental, foreign films, and student shorts. Come early and stay late for the afterparties.

/submission deadlines + fees
Early Deadline – April 10, 2022 - $10 student/$20 general
Regular Deadline – June 22, 2022 - $15 student/$25 general
Late Deadline – July 12, 2022 - $20 student/$30 general

/eligibility requirements
All films in all submitting categories (features, shorts, student, docs and web) must have been completed on or after January 1, 2019.

All films in a language other than English must be submitted in English for consideration.

Running times for all categories:
Features (60 minutes or longer)
Shorts (45 minutes or less)
Student (20 minutes or less)
Web / ASMR / Music (7 minutes or less).*
Docs (45 minutes or less for shorts and 60 minutes or longer for feature docs).

*In addition to general web content, ASMR videos are encouraged! Please specify in your application if yours is an ASMR entry.

/requirements for submissions
Completed online application.
A screener submitted digitally (link or attachment).
Submission fee payment (done online)

Please do not submit photos, stills or press kits. We will request those materials if your film is accepted.

You may submit more than one film, but each film must be accompanied with its own completed form and its own payment. For web videos and student films, each person can submit up to three (3) works per payment. For special consideration regarding payment, please email us at sightandsoundoxnard@gmail.com. The festival staff wants to work with all filmmakers to make it as convenient as possible to submit their work.

/selection requirements
All filmmakers will be notified of the final selection in July 2022. Please be patient with us if we take additional days for final notification.

We will require the following if your film is selected to screen at Sight + Sound 2022.
A digital file of your completed film in the following Quicktime format (Native Resolution, using Pro-Res 422 Codec or Windows-based file option also available) sent for download or sent on a data disk or flash drive. Please note that flash drives will not be returned.
Digital press kit with photo stills of the film.
Headshot of the director(s).
One-to-two sentence synopsis of the film.
Any trailers, poster graphics of the film.

We welcome rough-cuts and works-in-progress for festival consideration in the submission process. Please note in your submission form what is missing such as color correction, final sound mix, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact, info@oxnardperformingarts.com

Overall Rating
  • Sara Bahramjahan

    Thanks for Sight+ sound festival

    October 2022
  • Edwin FrankO

    Thank you for selecting Fuego! Wish I was able to attend with all my USC Trojan colleagues in the house!

    October 2022
  • From the selection of my film at Sight + Sound Festival
    I am very happy and also this festival was held in a very orderly and planned manner and this order was very enjoyable along with the happiness that prevailed in the atmosphere of the festival.

    October 2022
  • Fatemeh Mohammadi

    Thanks a lot for selected my short film.This is proud for me

    December 2019
  • Super cool festival! My comedy short film Dream Date was an official selection there and played with 5 other shorts. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the organizers were very professional.

    September 2019