The host hotel for the Sioux City International Film Festival is the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Sioux City. Located in the heart of the downtown, the Stoney Creek is an upscale comfortable hotel located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and adjacent to Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que and the Sioux City Art Center.

Click Here to make a room reservation at Stoney Creek

Deadlines for Entering Films

Entry Fees Based on When You Submit. NO Fee Waivers Allowed

January 1, 2018 – Earlybird Entries Start; $20 entry fee

April 1, 2018 – Regular Entries; $30 entry fee

June 1, 2018 – Late Entries, $40 entry fee

July 1, 2018  – Entries CLOSE. 

July 31, 2018 – Notification Date

Each category will have two awards: a juried award ($500 prize and a Siouxsie trophy) and an audience-choice award (Siouxsette trophy).

The winning films in each category will be screened again at an awards ceremony Sunday, September 16, at the Orpheum Theatre. A Best of Festival trophy will be awarded to the juried winner of these films, and the audience will vote for Best of Festival audience choice. The juried grand prize is $1,000 and a Siouxsie trophy; the audience choice grand prize is $500 and a Siouxsette trophy. Prize amounts are subject to change. 


Entries to the Sioux City International Film Festival may be made through or

You will be notified after July 31 if your film has been selected for the festival. At that time, you will need to convert your exhibition film into .h264 mp4 format and either send a DropBox/Google Drive link to or use

*The free version of only allows a file up to 2gb and a two-week storage time.