2018 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film

2018 Winner: Outstanding Cinematography, Darren Streibig

Haunted by visions of his uncle’s murder, a troubled young man seeks revenge on the person that got away with it.

Directors: Daniel Lawrence Wilson & Austin Hanner
Writer(s): Austin Hanner
Producer(s): Daniel Lawrence Wilson & Austin Hanner
Cast: Austin Hanner, Chuck Hanner, Heidi Craddock, David Lareau, Benjamin Craddock, Matthew Craddock, Danielle Vollmer

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Bury Your Past

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New Sponsor: Art Dimensions Online

The Sherman Oaks Film Festival is proud to announce a new sponsor:  Art Dimensions Online leases and sells fine contemporary art by well-known and emerging artists. Art Dimensions’ artwork has appeared in many feature films and television shows, including Ocean’s Thirteen, How I Met Your Mother, and Two Broke Girls. Art Dimensions works with different time frames and budgets to provide fabulous artwork for film, print, and commercial projects.

The Production Designer of the film that receives the award for Best Art Direction will win a complementary one week rental of an art piece for their next production. The artwork for this prize will be chosen from a selection of pieces provided by Art Dimensions Online.

SOFF is an Award Winning Festival

SOFF has been giving awards to filmmakers for the last few years, but last week we were delighted to be on the other side and win an award.

The Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce held a vote and the winner of the the Golden Oaks Award for “Ground Breaker” was the Sherman Oaks Film Festival!  Besides a nifty plaque, we got Certificates of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, California State Assembly, and our congressman from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Festival programmer Jeff Howard went to accept the award.

2018 Festival Deadlines

The deadlines for the 2018 Sherman Oaks Film Festival are:

Early Deadline: June 1
Regular Deadline: July 1
Extended Deadline: August 1
Final Deadline: September 1

The entry fee goes up $5 after each deadline. Submit your films, music videos and screenplays before thosee deadlines pass. The festival will be held November 7, 8, & 9.

We have partnered with the following companies to handle entries into the festival:


Grand Jury Prize winner STAY offers Secret Perk

Last year, Grand Jury Prize winner for feature film was Stay, a great movie that programmer Jeff Howard said reminded him of Soderbergh’s early work.

Stay is going the self-distribution route and is on Indiegogo right now.  The producers are offering a “Secret Perk” for those anyone associated with SOFF.  Click here for the Stay SOFF secret perk.

Your friends at SOFF believe in our alumni and you all know we’ve made an effort to create a community of filmmakers around this festival.  We wanted to share this “secret perk” with you all, just in case some of you want to help out a fellow filmmaker.

SOFF in Ventura Blvd Magazine

SOFF is featured in this month’s VENTURA BLVD magazine!

We would have preferred the magazine featured ALL of the 2017 filmmakers, but it wasn’t up to us.

Featured in the magazine spread: The Faceless Man, Arg Stairs, 90 Minutes of the Fever, Immersion, and the Millikan Middle School filmmakers!