Access Sacramento seeks 10-minute short film script entries featuring Sacramento by April 1, 2016 for its 17th annual “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival.

Quentin1_PCS 2014“A Place Called Sacramento” is unique by selecting 10 Sacramento-themed winning scripts for production during this coming summer, with the resulting 10-minute films appearing on the big screen in a giant world premiere in October. Each film must feature story lines and locations about the Sacramento region.

Click HERE for full competition rules and a link to the on-line submission process.

Two rounds of juried script judging will yield the top 10 film scripts. Once named, the script writers turn into producers and will use May through August to convert their scripts into 10-minute films using volunteer actors and crew, all from the Sacramento area.

CAST AND CREW CALL: May 11, 2016 * Coloma Community Center * 6:00 pm

Volunteer actors and technical crew including camera operators, audio specialists, cinematographers, lighting directors, production assistants, make up artists, hair stylists, and more will sign up to help make the 10 films.

Access Sacramento is providing three specialty workshops on Saturdays to support the effort:

Short Film Production Tips – Four Saturdays beginning April 16

Acting for the Camera – One day, Saturday, May 28

Make Up Basics – One day, Saturday June 4

These classes are open to the general public and do not require Access Sacramento membership. Sign up by calling 916-456-8600 ext. 0.

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A Place Called Sacramento mascot, Quentin Sacramento, a big fish movie director

Further details about the script competition, online entry forms and resulting film creation process may be found at the Access Sacramento website:

In the previous 16 years, 157 short films have been created for the A Place Called Sacramento festival, featuring local talent and crews and launching the careers for many local residents who might never have found these opportunities without their Access Sacramento start.

Last year’s Festival films are available on AccessLocal.TV.  Watch the 2015 Films HERE.

Access Sacramento’s “Place Called Sacramento” film festival is designed to promote local filmmaking and storytelling by utilizing local actors and crew.  As a fundraiser, it benefits a variety of programs including Access Sacramento’s youth Neighborhood News Bureau Correspondent program that teaches young people between 16-and-21 years old the skills necessary to be journalists for the news blog website AccessLocal.TV.

Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available for the “Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival by contacting the Access Sacramento office. Updates by participants in the festival can be tracked from the Festival Facebook page.


For more information:  

Gary Martin

Access Sacramento Executive Director

(916) 456-8600 Ext. 100