Submissions Being Accepted for Film Festival

More than 130 submissions have been received so far for the first-ever Sheridan WYO Film Festival, set to be held in October.

Festival Director Justin Stroup says submissions will be accepted through July for both feature and short films for the event. Stroup said the event is planned for Oct. 5 through 7.

Stroup said the festival is to showcase independent films from around the world. He said the event is bringing in all kinds of films.

He said the deadline for submissions is mid-July. He said the number of films selected for the festival will probably be about two dozen. He said films are being accepted by way of a website called FilmFreeway, which is a website set up to connect filmmakers with film festivals.

Stroup said some of the films that have been submitted have been regional, including a couple from northern Colorado, some from the Billings area, Bozeman, Missoula and northern Montana. He said there have been no submissions at this time from Wyoming.

He said the festival includes a category for student films, and high school and college students can submit their films for no charge. He said there's also a category for American Indian and indigenous filmmakers, and those films can also be submitted without charge.

Submission rules and regulations and other information is available online at

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