CALL FOR ENTRIES IS OPEN.
The festival is scheduled for November 11-19 in Festival City, Utah by Zion Canyon and Cedar Breaks.
Be a part of this emerging film festival that will have a positive impact on the world of film through dramatic narratives, documentaries, experimental films, animation, full-length features, shorts, and films from young filmmakers.
All categories and genres are considered.
1 — ENTER YOUR FILM ONLINE.
Entering your film to one of our approved submission sites is the only way to enter your film into our competition; so begin now. For complete RULES & REGULATIONS click here.
2 — PAY THE ENTRY FEE.
AFTER CLICKING ON ONE OF THE BUTTONS, and filling out the simple application, you will be sent to the payment option to complete the entry fee.
3 — SEND THE VIMEO LINK
AFTER PAYING THE ENTRY FEE, you will need to send a Vimeo Link and email three screenshots plus a director's headshot photo to redwab@ophilia•com
DVD copies of your film and photos on disc to:
RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL 646 S. Main St. #165, Cedar City, UT 84720
11th Annual Red Rock Film Festival
Competition and Market Deadlines to submit your APPLICATION (you may submit actual film later.)
Festival and Market Deadlines
Application Deadline: February 11, 2017
WIP Deadline: March 11, 2017
Early Bird Deadline: April 11, 2017
Regular Deadline: May 11, 2017
Late Deadline: June 11, 2017
Extended Deadline: August 11, 2017
All films should be completed by October 15, 2017.
Entry Fee: Entry fees vary depending on length of the film and the deadline of when the film is submitted. To see the entry fee schedule, please visit the submission sites.
College and University students should enter the Collegiate Short category.
Elementary, Middle School, and High School students should enter the Young Filmmaker category.
Students must be registered in a recognized university, college, high school, middle school or elementary school with proof of ID from the institution to qualify for student rates.
Feature: 60 - 150 minutes
Featurette: 30 - 59 minutes
Short: 5.5 - 29 minutes
Short-Short: 1 - 5.4 minutes
Student Shorts: 1 - 29 minutes
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The Festival only grants free submissions to volunteers, namely volunteers who watch and score films for the Red Rock Film Festival, Red Film Market or catalog. For more information, filmmakers may send their bios and inquiries to
Special Screening and Red Catalog listings
You may request to submit films out of competition as either a Special Screening or Red Catalog. The acceptance rate is a lot less for the Special Screenings such as Headliners. The Red Catalog category is only a catalog listing for the Red Film Market, and they do not have a Festival screening.
The festival has special incentive programs for films that are US or World premieres, and for Schools and distributors who may submit 4 films for the price of 3. Upon submitting 3 entries please contact us at redwab@ophilia•com. Distributers or shools who wish to submit 24 or more films may do so at a higher discount.
Volunteers may request a submission code for a free entry at redwab@ophilia•com.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS and HEADLINERS
The Film Festival has several films outside the competition. These select screenings will focus on a handful of subjects, and have included American Indian Cinema, the Senior Screen, and Latin American Cinema.
Zion National Park has a rich history of Shishone, Paiute, and Navajo people. All people have a story to tell, seldom seen in the Hollywood movie.
Likewise, the voice of our seniors and the imagination of children is seldom addressed on screen. True inspiration comes from deep within, and not through the stereotypes we are familiar with.
In the future, the festival plans to hold youth filmmaker camps. These workshops will teach leadership skills and independence.
Several documentaries on cultural, humane, and social issues have screened at the Red Rock Film Festival such as "Cartel Land", "Hell and Back Again", "The Interrupters", "Being Elmo", and "Watchers of the Sky", showing that Red Rock boasts a spectacular atmosphere to see a quality Doc. Utah is also the home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, another reason why Cedar City is called 'Festival City'.
Q: WHEN DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?
A: ASAP, before the deadlines. You are already here, and we consider works-in-progress.
Q: WHEN DO I MAIL THE DVDS?
A: You should email a Vimeo link of your film or mail a DVD within one week of the entry deadline.
Q: WHAT KIND OF FILMS CAN I SUBMIT?
A: All genres and all categories of film are considered, if they are within the rules & regulations, and meet our mission statement.
Q: WHY SHOULD I PAY TO ENTER?
A: We can give you feedback, you will receive two tickets to one of the shows at the festival regardless if it is accepted or not, and it's a gorgeous place for film.
Attendees come to feel the independent spirit, meet other directors, attend new films, go hiking, see the amazing sites of Southern Utah.