Kanab, Utah's official Film Festival returns April 21 - 24, 2022.

There is no denying that food is a huge part of our Festival, who doesn’t love to chow down on delicious grub while watching great films? So this year we have kicked it up a notch and highlighting the food component. We are the same great event with exceptional films, now with a focus on curated local eats during the screenings, let is be a film and food frenzy, friends (try saying that three times fast!)

FESTIVAL DETAILS: 
Our 4-day long celebration of film, food, workshops, parties and networking is a one-of-a-kind festival experience for filmmakers and festival-goers alike with unmatched hospitality. “It was a 4-day all-inclusive getaway from reality that’s literally just fun at every moment” -Actor/ Filmmaker Colin Cunningham.

LOCATION
: The Festival is held in scenic Kanab, Utah, known for its beauty, proximity to six National Parks, including Zion, Bryce, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and its long and storied history of filmmaking going back to the 1930s. Kanab has been coined Little Hollywood, and between 1930 and the 1990s, over 300 films have been made here and the list continues to grow! The Kanab Film Fest aims to celebrate this rich movie-making history and bring it into the current day.

This year we will screen at the newly restored Redstone Theatre.

JUDGING
: We take to heart the amount of work put into each film. Therefore, we are careful to ensure each submission is reviewed at great depth and watched in its entirety. We like to be transparent in our process and judge the story over the production value.

SUBMISSION DETAILS
: Please submit your film in the appropriate category. Kanab Film Fest organizers- Jeff and Britt Roth- can be reached through kanabfilm.com or by email to hello@kanabfilm.com.

We value the power of a well-told story. We can’t wait for you to tell us yours.

Best Student Film
Best Utah Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Animation
Best VFX
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Micro Short
Best Music Video
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
Audience Choice

2021 KANAB FILM FESTIVAL FILM COMPETITION RULES

1. KFF screens films as digital files during the Festival. Please submit films in 2048×1080 29.97 fps H.264 format, under 7GB please.
To upscale to 2K from 1080 follow this tutorial: https://tinyurl.com/upscalefrom1080

2. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted. During final screening the film must only have English subtitles, not multiple languages are the same time.

3. Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form.

4. We will not screen films with a watermark. If that’s a deal breaker, don’t submit.

5. Films must have been completed within 3 years of the festival date. Films must be available for screening by the final deadline.

6. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival.
7. We prefer that films not be publicly available online.

8. KFF reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without a refund.

9. Kanab Film Fest reserves the right to show a portion of your officially selected film in our promotional material.

10. Films must be the original work of the applicants.

11. We strongly encourage filmmakers to submit their film only after it is fully finished. That said, because KFF’s focus is on story, minor technical changes will not affect the final decision of any film. Should the film be accepted to play during the Festival, the filmmaker will have the opportunity to supply the Festival with their most recent version.

12. Once an entry payment has been received we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed by an entrant for any reason, the entrant may be subject to any transaction fees or similar amounts incurred by KFF in connection with the dispute.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Rob Jax

    Great experience! The event was organized and professional. Everyone I talked to was impressed by the festival.

    June 2021
  • Errol Teichert

    I couldn't have been happier at the Kanab Film Fest. Okay, well, I could have if I'd won something, but that's not the point. The event was an absolute blast, there was something to do every moment of each day, and the Festival crew and speakers were amazing hosts. 10/10 would recommend, will be back next year!

    May 2021
  • Wons Ly

    Wow this festival was an amazing experience! I’m not sure if there is anything quite like this anywhere; its got everything you’d find at a world-class film festival, but its also nestled amongst some of the most breath-taking and unique natural surrounds that mother nature has to offer. Just google ‘kanab utah’ image search to get a sense of its beauty. The festival tickets we had included amazing parties, delicious food, the drinks, the views, the films of every genre and style, the mixing and meeting and making friends with cool creative people. Meeting fellow filmmakers is definitely a highlight, everyone is so open and interested in connecting and sharing ideas, looks like I’ll be collaborating with a few of my new talented friends made over the weekend! Did I mention the location is incredible, its like everywhere you look outside you’re in an old time western cowboy movie! Kanab county seems to have a lot of eating and accommodation options too, not that I had time to really check them out, the festival just had too much on offer. A super interesting and creative Utah escape and if you’re a film lover, I highly recommend getting to the Kanab Film Festival next year.

    May 2021
  • Lori Lyle

    Kanab Film Festival was one of the best and most fun I've ever been to. The quality of the films was stellar, and the hospitality, comfort and viewing experience were all perfect! The area and weather were great for some extra sight seeing and the venue was perfect for watching great films. Thank you Kanab Film Festival!

    May 2021
  • This festival is such a great time. You can tell that the owners are experts in hospitality. You can sense the support from the whole community while you are there. And what a charming and beautiful city! I felt like a VIP while I was there. Events, meals, snacks, screenings, raffles, forums, and catered afterparties were all provided for the filmmakers. I'll be submitting my films again for years to come.

    May 2021