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Badlands Film Festival

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2022 Badlands Film Festival RECAP

The 9th Annual Badlands Film Festival was held in Louisville, Kentucky on January 8th, 2022. We featured 4 amazing short films and 8 feature films. The films were incredible and the crowd was amazing as always.

Get those cameras rolling for the 2023 event and see below for information on format, runtime, rules and all the goodies you could possibly take home. We'll see you in Indy!

FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 12/16/2022. SEND SUBMISSIONS TO BADLANDSFILMFEST@BADLANDSGEAR.COM

Check out the full 2022 film festival below: (continue scrolling for 2023 information)

Feature Film Category

Recommended overall running time of 5-8 minutes (10-minute enforced maximum). We shortened the maximum length as a challenge so embrace it and be creative! The style? That’s up to you. We highly recommend up-tempo footage that tells a compelling story, because we’ve all seen a guy sitting and waiting in a tree...this is your chance to be different.

Short Film Category

Recommended overall running time of 2-3 minutes (4-minute enforced maximum). Once again, how much story can you tell in a short video?

Show Us What Ya Got

We will begin accepting submissions for the 2023 Badlands Film Festival starting in September 2022

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How To Enter

You can submit your film for consideration into the 10th Annual Badlands Film Festival in any of the following ways (We will start accepting submissions in September 2022): Upload to YouTube, Vimeo or any other online video site and send a link (and password if protected) to: badlandsfilmfest@badlandsgear.com.

FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 12/16/2022. SEND SUBMISSIONS TO BADLANDSFILMFEST@BADLANDSGEAR.COM

Send a hard copy (flash drive, SD card, DVD) to: Badlands Attn: Film Festival Entry, 
9865 South 500 West Sandy, UT 84070

Preferred Formats: Please submit all films in HD, mp4 or compressed .avi format, and note whether it is for the Feature Film Category or Short Film Category.

Feature Film Category Prizes

1st Place

2023 Prizes TBD

2nd Place

2023 Prizes TBD

3rd Place

2023 Prizes TBD

Short Film Category

1st Place

2023 Prizes TBD

Cash Prizes and Awesome Badlands & Film festival partner prize packages

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The Fine Print:

All filmmakers will be required to review, accept and sign a release form both confirming that the submission is an original piece of work and giving Badlands permission to use completed film for future business ventures.

All music and stock footage must be legally licensed or owned by filmmaker and appropriate credit given in the film. Any film submitted without proper licensing or granted permission will not be accepted.

All submitted work must be the original work of the submitter.

Badlands reserves the rights to change details of the event including date, time, criteria, and/or prizes.

Must be 18 to enter.

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