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Slamdance Film Festival – Regular Deadline

August 12

Slamdance Film Festival Logo Image
Park City, Utah
United States

 

ABOUT THE SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

The Slamdance Film Festival is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking that lives and bleeds by its mantra: By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers. Slamdance has created a track record for showcasing breakthrough artists that is beyond dispute. Filmmakers who first presented their work at the festival are now amongst the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Alumni who have shown their early short films and debut features at Slamdance include Rian Johnson (Knives Out), Ari Aster (Midsommar), Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard), The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame), Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), Lynn Shelton (Little Fires Everywhere) and Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk).

The Slamdance Film Festival accepts films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world. We spotlight low-budget Narrative and Documentary Features by first-time directors, Breakout Features from non-first time directors, short films across genres, and episodes. We do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion.

The festival program is selected entirely from our blind submissions pool and no films are given special treatment based on who made them or who they know. Over 200 Slamdance alumni filmmakers are responsible for the programming and organization of the festival. Comprised of a variety of backgrounds, interests, and talents, but with no individual filmmaker’s vote valued more than any other, Slamdance committees have been able to stay close to its original DIY spirit and continue to champion the bleeding-edge of contemporary filmmaking.

"Of all the Sundance myths that developed over the last 35 years, the biggest fallacy is that of being magically discovered and launching one’s career on a snow-covered January evening in Park City. If anything, when that does happen, it’s across the street at Slamdance” - IndieWire

 

DEADLINES & FEES

Opening Submission Date
May 8, 2024

Notification Date
December 19, 2024

Event Date
February 20-26, 2025

 

Early Bird
Regular
Late
Extended
Feature Films
July 8, 2024 : $65
Aug 12, 2024: $85
Sept 16, 2024: $110
Oct 11, 2024: $125
Short Films
July 8, 2024: $45
Aug 12, 2024: $60
Sept 16, 2024: $70
Oct 11, 2024: $85

 

Visit the Slamdance Film Festival website for more information.