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Submit your film to the Square Lake Film & Music Festival

Submission Deadlines

  • Early Bird : Postmarked on or before March 7, 2016 … $15
  • Regular : Postmarked on or before April 25, 2016… $25
  • Late : Postmarked on or before May 30, 2016… $35

Submissions for the 2016 Festival are now open.

The Square Lake Film & Music Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2016 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.  

Square Lake Film & Music Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, our favorite online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit to the Square Lake Film & Music Festival with FilmFreeway.

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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

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

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”
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”

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”