FILM

Submit your film to the Square Lake Film & Music Festival

Submission Deadlines

Early Bird Deadline: December 17, 2018

Regular Deadline: February 18, 2019

Late Deadline: May 20, 2019

Notification Date: July 1, 2019

Square Lake Film & Music Festival: August 10th, 2019

Submissions for the 2019 Square Lake Film & Music Festival are now OPEN.

We’re actively accepting submissions for the 2019 festival. Cash prizes are awarded for the winning films based on feedback from our jury.  We screen animation, comedic shorts, short documentary, experimental film, live action shorts, dramatic films, beautiful bizarre genre-bending concepts and more.  Click on the 2017 Films link below for a sense of the films that we select for our program.

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2016 Square Lake Film & Music Festival Winners

1st Place: “The Sparrow’s Flight” by Tom Schroeder

2nd Place: “Eurytus” by Leo Winstead

3rd Place: “Free Associates” by John Akre

International Prize: “Stems” by Ainslie Henderson

2014 Square Lake Film & Music Festival Winners

1st Place: “Sermon of the Serpent” by Mark Brown

2nd Place: “Totem” by Caleb Wood

3rd Place: “Kathy’s Live Bait” by Allison Herrera and Colin Kloecker

2012 Square Lake Film & Music Festival Winners

1st Place: Tom Schroeder’s “Marcel”

2nd Place: Rickshaw Films’ “Canyon of the Caves”

3rd Place: Emily Fritze’s “Frigid”

2015 Square Lake Film & Music Festival Winners

1st Place: “Sharkey” by Mark Brown

2nd Place: “Not Done Loving” by Jeff Brandt

3rd Place:
“Newfound View” by Emily Fritze

International Prize: “Ideas That Are Grande” by Quique Rivera

2013 Square Lake Film & Music Festival Winners

1st place: Emily Fritze‘s “Ship of Fools”

2nd place: ($300) Caleb Wood’s “Bird Shit”

3rd place:
($200) Eric Grove’s “Keepsake, Forever More”
Honorable Mention: John Akre’s “Sheepdog Wanted”

2011 Square Lake Film & Music Festival Winners

1st Place: Tom Schroeder’s “Bike Race”

2nd Place: John Akre’s “Deer Diary”

3rd Place: Sean Skinner’s “Ellen’s Handler”

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