San Luis Obispo Film Festival


Wendy Eidson, Festival Director

Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Spring (usually March)

Deadline: December (check website for exact dates and deadline periods)

Entry: $50 for features. $40 for shorts. $30 for student features and shorts. Also accepts youth films.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



To entertain, educate, and inspire film-goers and filmmakers. Promotes the concept that “Movies Matter,” and that the art of film is a cultural force with the capacity to transform lives of individuals and society at large. Festival nurtures new filmmakers, attracts new audiences, and develop film-related youth outreach and education programs. While expanding collaboration with other community non-profits, and the local hospitality and wine industries with events that emphasize the uniqueness of the area.