Submit Your Film Today!

Now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Nevada City Film Festival, September 5-8, 2013.  Early bird deadline April 1.  Final deadline May 31.

427301_10151068974239130_1254478794_nDiscover why we’ve been called the “Sundance of the Sierras”. Our four-day film festival features the best in independent film, music and comedy, and attracts locals, international filmmakers, and industry guests to the beautiful Gold Rush era town of Nevada City, CA.

NCFF emphasizes fiercely independent cinema by showcasing innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film, alongside repertory work that made us fall in love with the movies in the first place.

We’ve hosted filmmakers such as Mike Mills, Miranda July, Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Adult Swim) and comedians including Nick Kroll (FX, Comedy Central), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately, Last Comic Standing), and Mark Proksch (The Office). Our esteemed judges have included award-winning producers and directors, plus writers from The Huffington Post, New York Times, McSweeneys, San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Arthur Magazine.

We are now accepting submissions for the 2013 Nevada City Film Festival. Professional, student, and amateur filmmakers are invited to submit their short films (40 minutes and less) to the annual event. Last year, NCFF featured over 90 shorts and 10 feature lengths from all over the world.

All short films are eligible for the Festival Jury Award – $1,500 and the Audience Choice Award – $500.

Submission fee is waived for local filmmakers living in Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Yuba Counties. Please contact festival directors at for more information.

For deadlines, more information and to submit your film click here.

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One Response to Now Accepting Submissions for 13th Annual Nevada City Film Festival

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    My film is on YouTube,, among many others.
    Just type in: The Bulgarian Prophet
    It is a comedy situated in the hippy years.
    I would like to enter it into your festival.
    Please read the critic’s reviews at
    Thank you.
    Here is a digital download of my film The Bulgarian Prophet.
    username: download
    password: themovie
    You will be given a choice of four links. Please right click on the first one (the film) and the second one (the trailer).
    The film is an amalgam of Eugene Ionesco, Boris Vian and Kafka. It is a dark comedy. Two themes emerge: anti-religious fanaticism (no particular religion is targeted) and anti-social doctrines (Communism, Nazism, etc…). And, in order to be “politically correct” there is not a single positive character. It is “Cinema of the Absurd” at its best. The film is conceived to please a large segment of the society from hard-core intellectuals to the average Joe. Please see it. (Full synopsis available.)
    Yavor Batchev (Producer, screenwriter & director)

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