Inaugural ‘Kanab Film Fest’ debuts in April; submissions wanted

2019 "Kanab Film Fest" banner | Image courtesty of the Kanab Arts Board, St. George News

KANAB — A new film festival is coming to Kanab this April, and organizers are seeking submissions.

City welcome sign in Kanab, Utah, Oct. 16, 2015 | File photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

The “Kanab Film Fest” will run from April 11-13 and is coming to an area well-acquainted with film making.

“While the 2019 Kanab Film Fest will be the first film festival of its type, Kanab has a rich and storied history of film making with over 160 professional films being made in the area dating back to the early 1930’s including: Gunsmoke (1955-75), Windrunner (1994), and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976),” a press releases issued by the Kanab Arts Board states.

While providing a new venue where film makers can share their work, organizers also hope to “inject some new energy into the movie making scene in the area with this festival.”

Film submissions are currently being accepted through the festival’s website.

Submissions are expected to come from all over the world and will be presented to audiences of ages 12 and up. Films can be nearly any length and type, and judging categories include “Student,” “Utah Filmmakers” and “Open.”

Filmmakers may submit any film made within the last five years. Entries will still qualify even if they’ve been submitted to other festivals.

Prizes will be awarded in the three judging categories, as well as for “Audience Choice.”

Visit or email for additional details about requirements and fees.


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