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 in the heart of downtown Sioux City and adjacent to the Hard Rock Hotel and CasinoFamous Dave's Bar-B-Que and the Sioux City Art Center.

Deadlines for Entering Films

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

January 1, 2018 – Opening Date

March 31, 2018 - Earlybird Deadline; $20 entry fee

May 31, 2018 – Regular Deadline; $30 entry fee

June 20, 2018 – Late Deadline, $40 entry fee

July 1, 2018  – Extended Deadline, $50 entry fee

July 15, 2018 – Notification Date

September 12-16, 2018 - Event 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. 

Submissions closed on July 1

Entries to the Sioux City International Film Festival may be made through FilmFreeway, Film Festival Life, or Withoutabox.

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 H.264, 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.