Come be a part of the "premier festival office the mythical 51st State of Jefferson!" We love our filmmakers and screenwriters, and have an amazing audience. Win a belt buckle and have one hell of a good time. Plus! Winners of the FLIXX Fest screenplay competition will receive a special InkTip prize package. (See Awards Below)

"A outlaw-ish alternative to the standard film festival!"
- Tzang Merwyn Tong (writer-director, FAERYVILLE)

"One of the best festivals I've been to!" Marlyn Mason (Actor, DEAR FUTURE SELF)

"Pioneer quaintness and rugged individualism."
- Claudia Ballard (editor, OLD?!)

"Jefferson State Flixx Fest is a truly unique and fulfilling experience. I left feeling inspired and wanting to come back next year!"
- Meagan Daine (screenwriter, WEST OF REDEMPTION)

Nestled in the scenic and historic Scott Valley among the majesty of the Marble Mountains, the Jefferson State FLIXX FEST proudly claims to be the premier film festival in the "mythical" 51st State of Jefferson, located on the border in far northern California. In true Jeffersonian spirit we have our own way of doing things. We screen at several non-traditional venues (outdoor tents, a massive old tire shop, etc.) and are committed to showcasing films and screenplays that especially capture some of the Jefferson State's iconic values: landscape, rebellion, beauty, irreverence, the outdoors, vision and independence, in whatever form that takes. We also have a KIDS FLIXX section of the festival that encourages independent voices in a kid-friendly approach.

Last year went far beyond expectations, with sixty films including shorts, the attendance of several filmmakers, a live actor-read table read of the winning screenplay, and close to 2000 Flixxfesters. This year will see some new changes that promise an even better event and look forward to another amazing and sold-out weekend in September. Awards will be presented after the final screening on Saturday at a truly unique Awards dinner.

Awards & Prizes

Spirit of Jefferson Award, Special Jury Award, Audience Award Best Feature, Audience Award Best Documentary, Audience Award Best Short, Audience Award Best Animation, Best Screenplay

Winners of the Best Screenplay award also receive an InkTip prize package to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Each winner will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor, Best Director, Best Emerging Artist, Best Original Story, Best Creative Storytelling, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Sound Design.

Rules & Terms

Rules & Terms

Entries must be submitted on DVD, Blu-Ray (Region 1) or via FilmFreeway's online screener option. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Please do not send press kits or any other print materials until they are requested by the festival staff. We have no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements. Filmmaker will assume shipping costs to the festival if not online. C.O.D.'S will be refused. DVD'S AND BLU-RAYS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. All international or foreign films should be clearly marked "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope or the shipping invoice or both.

Physical DVD/Blu-Ray submissions must be clearly labeled with film title, category and running time.

Our accepted exhibition formats are listed below from most preferred to least preferred.

1. ProRes422HQ Quicktime, 1920x1080 @ 23.976 fps*, 24bit or 16bit 48khz Stereo Audio.

2. AvidDNx115 Quicktime, 1920x1080p @ 23.976 fps*, 24bit or 16bit 48khz Stereo Audio. (this format can be made on a PC)

3. Bluray in either NTSC or PAL, Stereo or Multichannel Audio

4. H.264 QuickTime, 1920x1080p @ 23.976fps*, with a bit rate of at least 15000 kbits/sec, 24bit or 16bit 48khz Stereo Audio. (this format can be made on a PC)

5. DVD in either NTSC or PAL, Stereo or Multichannel Audio

*We are committed to preserving the visual quality of all the films screened during the festival. In order to accomplish this we will not be able to do any type of format conversion on media files that are submitted for exhibition.

Screenplays should be in standard screenplay format and should be no longer than 180 pages. Short screenplays (under 50 pages) are NOT accepted. Screenplays must be registered with the WGA. A hard copy of the script is required and must be in English.
Script materials will not be returned.

c/o Scott Valley Film Coalition
PO Box 342
Ft. Jones, California 96032

(Fed EX or UPS):
c/o Scott Valley Film Coalition
13132 Rattlesnake Creek Rd.
Ft. Jones, California 96032

Please read all rules and regulations before submitting your project. Submission signifies you have read and comply with all rules and regulations.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry form and fee.

Please note: Do not use registered or certified mail. Use First class, Priority, Airmail or Media Mail. Fedex, UPS and DHL also accepted.

All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. Festival selections will be announced on or around June 1st. All entrants will be notified by email. By submitting to the festival, you agree to allow your film (or other artistic work) to be screened by the festival during the festival run, for which you are submitting, at no charge to the festival. You also agree to allow us to use parts of your film for promotional use of the festival. If there are to be any additional screenings, we will come to a mutual agreement between the filmmaker and the festival.

By submitting to the festival you are admitting copyright ownership of everything submitted. The festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time, if there is any question of ownership, copyright infringement or any sign of disrespect (in any form of media) to the festival or its representatives.

Dates and venues are subject to change.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Jefferson State Film Festival.

The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

5 Reviews

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    Michael Harrington

    FlixxFest is a fabulous up-in-comer in the festival world. A stunning location nestled in the beautiful mountains of northern California, with an excellent venue, attentive crowd and warm and welcoming staff. Highly recommended to filmmakers and film-goers alike.

    December 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We loved having you and loved Old Man & The Mountain Lion! Much success to you and please come back for another year!

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    Cynthia Pepper

    They are the most wonderful people. What great supporters of kids films. I was not able to attend but they kindly returned by BluRay with a smile.

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so excited to announce that the kids films component will be expanding this coming year due to its success last year.

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    Sean Nipper

    I had such a great time ate this Festival. Everyone involved from the directors to the volunteers were welcoming, engaging and just darn Nice. I am inspired to make another movie so I can enter it into this Festival again. A great BBQ and an absolutely spectacular awards dinner. From a filmmaker's perspective, If you want to be treated like a rockstar, get in this festival!

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Life, Adjusted was far and away one of the audience favorites. Well done and we hope to welcome you back in the future! Thank you!

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    Robert J. Rogers

    I've participated in, and have won many, many film festivals around the world. I did not win this festival! But what I received from the Jefferson State FLIXXFEST was so much more. Megan Peterson said; " Hell on Neptune's subject matter was very profound, well researched, and thought-provoking -- especially as a morality tale." That means she read it, respects it, and understood the theme which so many do not. As a writer, that's the greatest compliment anyone could give. And that's why I will forever revere this festivals highly qualified professionalism.

    Thanks Megan! :)

    R. J. Rogers ...

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the kind words! We hope to see more from you in the future. :-)

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    Jeremy Kriss

    Great people. Great place. Great awards ceremony. Great fest. And in only its second year...

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for coming and good luck and continued success with DIRE and SOMETHING HORRIBLE!! We hope to see you again next year.