The South Fork FilmFest celebrates the adrenaline-fueled world of whitewater paddlesports, as well as the quieter side of scenic river recreation. We seek short films by river enthusiast/filmakers that offer unique locales and perspectives.

The 2018 FilmFest will be held on the banks of the beautiful South Fork American River running through Coloma, CA on June 2 at the James Marshall Gold Discovery Park.

The event will run during high season for rafting and kayaking on the river and we expect a full house of all ages that enjoy summer recreation on the American River.

Audience Choice Awards by live voting. Best Film award with prize of $100

South Fork FilmFest Terms

Entry Deadline:
Entries will be accepted from January 15th - May 15th, 2019

Entry Format
Films may be submitted via download link or email to:

There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos. Works-in-progress and commercial films accepted.

Film Selection
Entries will be selected by a panel based on quality of presentation and suitability to our river/gravity recreation theme.

South Fork FilmFest will notify all entrants via email of selection status by May 20th.