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6th Annual Sundial Film Festival

By | 01/15/2014

 Feeling festive? The Sundial Film Festival, Redding's annual celebration of those behind the lens, returns to the Cascade Theatre this March! 

Organized and presented by the Active 20-30 Club of Redding Foundation, the festival showcases the talent and diversity of filmmakers and photographers in a variety of film and photography categories. 

Films are less than 30 minutes in length and can be of any genre or style. There is a special category for "1 minute movies", and local schools submit student-made films for a special prize. Photography submissions are split into Novice and Advanced skill levels and feature Fine Art, Still Life, and Action as categories. 


Best of Festival $1,000 and a SFF trophy 

Best Narrative $500 and a SFF medallion 

Best Documentary $500 and a SFF medallion 

Best Animation $500 and a SFF medallion 

Best "One Minute Movie" a SFF medallion 

Best Local School Annual Production $500 to the school and a SFF trophy 

People's Choice Award $100 and a SFF medallion 


Best of Show $500 and a SFF trophy 

Awards of Merit two awards of $200 and SFF medallions 

People's Choice Award $100 and a SFF medallion 

Medallions will be presented to each Best of Category winner and runner-up in each Skill Level 

All entries are judged for creativity, quality, and originality by a diverse jury, and cash and prizes will be awarded to the standouts. The festival continues its popular opening night VIP gala tradition for filmmakers and sponsors, and the film starts to roll Saturday at 1pm, beginning with the student films and animations. The premier films roll Saturday evening, after which prizes are awarded and everyone celebrates at the post-show cocktail hour. 

The Active 20-30 Club of Redding Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization and the philanthropic arm created by the Active 20-30 Club of Redding, a local service organization with the sole purpose of serving the Redding communitys greatest asset local children. 

Tickets for the Sundial Film Festival go on sale in early February, and can be purchased at the Cascade Theatre Box Office or by going to 

See you on the red carpet!

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