Red Rock Film Festival, 4-7/11/2020

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
04 November 2020 - 07 November 2020
Cedar City/St. George, UTAH
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To encourage the production of media in both the independent and professional market that portray the human race in a positive light, and to applaud original works that redefine media through innovation, creativity and sensitivity that both enlightens and educates audiences from around the world.
Coronavirus crisis response: In light of the Covid-19, and festivals that are either postponed or going virtual, the Red Rock Film Festival is changing the dialogue by preparing the Virtual Festival as a backup plan in addition to the Festival on location.
2020 Call for entries

The festival considers entries of ALL GENRES from shorts to full-length features, and is held in 'Festival City, USA' right after the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Southern Utah, the other end of the state from Sundance. Within a 20 min. drive is Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Brianhead…
All films in Competition must be completed AFTER August 1, 2019.
Animation Shorts (5.5-29 min.)
An International and US competition of independent ANIMATION films 5.5-29.9 minutes in length. Entering the film into the Red Rock Film Festival also enters the film into the Red Grid category.
At Least 75% of the film must be animated in order to qualify. Cell, hand-drawn, computer, clay, and puppet animation are all acceptable.

Fiction, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video Shorts also available plus Features, and sub-categories: Featurettes and Short-Shorts.


2019 Festival Coverage

13th Annual Red Rock Film Festival Audience Awards

Fiction Feature: "Links of Life" directed by Marie-Hélène Roux
Documentary Feature: "Blenio, Utah" directed by Patrick Botticchio, Alberto Bernad
Documentary Featurette: "Blenio, Utah" directed by Patrick Botticchio, Alberto Bernad
Fiction Featurette: "Terrolun and Lunlun" directed by Hiroyuki Miyagawa
Animation Short: "The Most Magnificent Thing" directed by Arna Selznick
Documentary Short: "Still Plays with Trains" directed by Ross Kauffman
Fiction Short: "America" directed by George ve Gänæaard, Horia Cucută (2 min. Short-Short qualifies as a Short as well)
Experimental Short: "Sanguine" directed by Cade Langsdon
Music Video:"Urban Jungle" directed by Kévin Payet, Charlotte Poncin
Short-Short: Yarrow: The Virtues of Monochrome directed by Abraham Joffe ACS, Dom West
Collegiate Fiction Short: "Treasure" directed by Lucas Sachs
Young Filmmaker Short: "Margot" directed by Logan Polis
Spirit of the Festival: Nik Sheehan, Albert Nerenberg, and Chris Fassbender of "Who Farted?"




Event Dates

  • From 04 November 2020 to 07 November 2020