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Slamdance Film Festival 2020

Park City January 24 to 30, 2020, United States, January 24 to 30, 2020

Call for entries

(Features, shorts, all genres)


The Slamdance Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2020 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.


  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes

Please note that the only difference in the early submission deadline versus the final submission deadline is the fee discount.

  • Features (narrative & documentary) must be over 41 minutes.
  • No premiere status is required.
  • Features must not have any distribution in the U.S.
  • Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.


The Slamdance Film Festival began in 1995 and runs parallel to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. The festival, programmed by filmmakers, is dedicated to emerging directors. Slamdance presents 30 features and 70 short films.

The COMPETITION is reserved to first-time feature directors, with a budget under one million dollars whereas BREAKOUTS is a section for emerging narrative and documentary filmmakers working beyond their first features, with no budget restriction. All genres of shorts (40 minutes or less) are accepted and all sections are qualifying categories for the Annual Academy Awards®

A considerable number of Canadian features and shorts were selected and have won awards in recent years.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection of a feature or a short film in the Festival for application to its International Marketing Programme.


Promotion and Communications
Telefilm Canada, Montréal
1 800 567-0890