13th Annual LDS FILM FESTIVAL
February 5-8, 2014
Times vary by event
Individual Event, Day Passes and Festival Passes will be available in January 2014. Please check back.
SCERA Center for the Arts
745 South State Street, Orem, UT 84058
The LDS Film Festival enjoys strong support from thousands of visitors each year and from the LDS and local filmmaking community. Each year, the festival highlights a wide variety of different films and filmmakers. Besides the high quality of the programming, attendees also enjoy the vibrant festival atmosphere with dozens of filmmakers sharing their experience in a casual and friendly setting. In its first ten years, the LDS Film Festival has screened approximately 200 feature films and special screenings, 300 short films, and 400 24-hour marathon films, with a total attendance of close to 43,000 visitors.
NEW CATEGORY: FAMILY FILMS
The Family Films Competition is a brand new competition that invites families to submit "homemade" movies with a length of 5 minutes or less to the festival. This competition encourages families to collaborate on a short film together.
In this day of accessible, high-quality filmmaking tools, when it's hard to find great family entertainment, families can make their own. All finalist films will be screened as part of the LDS Film Festival on Saturday afternoon, February 8, 2014.
Cash awards totaling $600.00 and certificates for Honorable Mention and Audience Choice will be awarded. For more information, visit the entry guidelines for the 2014 Family Films Competition.
NEW FESTIVAL DATES
The festival dates for the 2014 LDS Film Festival will be February 5-8, 2014. This will be the first time the festival will take place in February.
NEW SUBMISSION PROCESS
For the first time, the submission process will be paperless and submissions will be received online. All filmmakers need to submit an online entry form, provide a YouTube or Vimeo Preview Link to their film, and pay the entry fee via PayPal.
2014 CALL FOR ENTRIESWe invite and encourage all LDS and Utah filmmakers to participate in the 13th Annual LDS Film Festival 2014 and submit their work to the festival. The festival offers over $2,500.00 in awards and a perfect venue to premiere your film to a large and appreciative audience.
The regular entry deadline for all submissions is Monday, November 18, 2013. The extended deadline is Monday, December 9, 2013. The festival will take place at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah, from February 5-8, 2014.
The LDS Film Festival strives to annually present a diverse spectrum of films that represent the status quo of current LDS filmmaking. The festival is independently organized and not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The LDS Film Festival has grown tremendously over the last few years. What began as a short film festival, is now a major event that showcases an impressive array of feature films, special screenings and short films. Over the last five years, attendance has been constantly increasing, now averaging 5000-7000 visitors each year. Most of the films shown at the festival are world or Utah premieres.
The LDS Film Festival 2014 offers the following categories for submissions:
Feature Film Exhibition
Films 60 minutes and longer
Short Film Competition
Films 20 minutes and under
NEW: Family Film Competition
"Homemade" films 5 minutes and under
Films 20 to 60 minutes in length
24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon
Become an award-winning filmmaker in 24 hours
The motto of the festival is: "The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth." (D&C 93:36). The festival is looking for intelligent stories and films that deal with spirituality in a universal way. The stories may deal with Gospel issues, however, this is not a requirement. Light and truth can be found in every aspect of life.