Festival Calendar

Slamdance International Film Festival, Park City

Slamdance Inc.
5634, Melrose Avenue
CA 90038 Los Angeles
phone +1-323-4 66 17 86
fax +1-323-4 66 17 84
email: mail@slamdance.com

Peter Baxter

Director of Programming
Sarah Diamond

Year of Foundation 1995

Event Date from 22 January 2020 till 28 January 2021

Event Date

in Park City, United States

Sections Narrative Features Competition, Documentary Features Competition, Beyond Features, Documentary Shorts, Narrative Shorts, Experimental Shorts, Animation Shorts, Anarchy Shorts

Terms of Entry no restrictions regarding length and year of production, US Premiere recommended but not required, has to be 1st time director for competitive sections. Budget must be less than 1 Mio. USD). Films not yet distributed in the US or online.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Early submission deadline: 15 July 2019
Regular submission deadline: 26 August 2019
Late submission deadline: 3 October 2019
Extended Deadline (via Withoutabox): 10 October 2019

Fees Early Deadline: US$ 40 under 40 min. and US$ 60 over 40 min; Regular Deadline: US$ 55 under 40 min. and US$ 80 over 40 min; Late Deadline: US$ 65 under 40 min. and US$ 100 over 40 min; Extended Deadline: USD 65 for shorts, USD 110 for features

Attendance Figures 15,000

Participants of the Film Industry Representatives of talent agencies and festival scouts looking for new talents

Prizes/Awards Jury Awards for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Experimental Short, Anarchy Short; Audience Award for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature; Filmmaker Award for Spirit of Slamdance.

German Films


Narrative Features Competition
1986 by Lothar Herzog (DE/BY, Rohfilm Productions, DFFB)

Documentary Features Competition
LOVEMOBIL by Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauß

Number of Films Shown 19 feature films, 15 shorts films

Media Coverage national and international media coverage; primarily in the trade papers

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation The "little brother" of Sundance has gained more significance over the years. It runs parallel to Sundance and enjoys a very good reputation. More and more filmmakers are sending their debut features, among them an increasing number of young European directors. The festival has meanwhile established itself as an attractive alternative to Sundance. The winners of the awards for narrative, documentary and animated short qualify for the Annual Academy Awards.

>> back to list