Film Submission Information

Details & Deadlines

2018 film submissions are now open. See below for details and deadlines.

About Sweetwater

We screen inspiring short and feature length films about the outdoors and the passions we pursue in them. Films for those who play in the woods, rivers, lakes, snow, mountains and ocean. We’re always interested in films celebrating adventure, culture, the environment, and stories about people doing what they love in nature.


Submission Materials

All entries must be hosted by the filmmaker or a third party. We recommend Vimeo or Google Drive. We ask that films be in English or include English subtitles. Films selected for screening at the festival should be provided at 1080p resolution or above, and as an .mp4 file.


Submission Deadlines

Film submission is open until August 17, 2018.



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2018 Film Submission Form

Please complete all of the fields below to submit your film for consideration.

Thank you and good luck.

Contact Information

Film Information

Film Category (choose all that apply)

ClimbingPaddling (canoe, kayak, SUP, rafting)BikingSkiingSurfingTrail RunningMountaineeringHiking/TravelSlackliningAdventureHumourEnvironmentalWomenYouthOther

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Rights & Releases

All materials (including but not limited to photo stills, text copy, and the submitted film) will be retained by Sweetwater Film Festival and will be used for various promotional purposes, including but not limited to local and provincial press and electronic media. For films selected for the festival, Sweetwater Film Festival reserves the right to screen the entry at the festival and to include the work in retrospective programs at future festivals. Sweetwater Film Festival may also use portions of accepted films for festival and tour montages. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold Sweetwater Film Festival harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. By submitting the above-named film for entry in the 2018 Sweetwater Film Festival, you and all owners, employees and agents (including but not limited to, producers, directors and cinematographers) and entities (including, but not limited to, businesses, organizations and governments) having an interest in said film agree to be bound by the terms stated on this entry form.

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