Open Submissions- Selma Originals: Film Festival | Jan. 25th - Feb. 26th

Audition Date: Finalist chosen March 5th

DATE EXTENDED TO FEB. 26th For our third edition of Selma Originals, we invite filmmakers to submit their original short films, or concept for a short film, for an opportunity to be a part of the Selma Originals: Film Festival streaming online April 30th 2021.   Reach out to us and share your talents with the valley.

The Selma Arts Center is looking for submissions from filmmakers all across the valley and beyond. Artists may submit their completed 3-10 minute short films, or a concept for a short film, for committee review. See SO Film Festival  Criteria & FAQ's below.

If you are currently working on a short film we will ask for storyboards, concept art, project description, and anything to give the submissions committee a good idea of what you will be completing. Trailers are  welcome.

Our Selma Originals committee will evaluate submissions and four to five short films finalists will be chosen to be included in the Selma Originals: Film Festival streaming event

Important Dates:

Feb 26th: Final Day for Submissions

February 17th-18th: Digital interview will be held for all submissions.

February 20th: Finalist chosen

April 30th: Selma Originals: Film Festival

May 1st-6th: Selma Originals: Film Festival On-demand

Program Director: Claudio Laso,


Produced by the Selma Arts Council

For questions contact SAC Coordinator Nicolette C. Andersen (559) 891-2238

SO Film Festival - Submission Criteria & FAQs

2020 Season

Thanks for your interest in performing with SAC! Audition dates for our 2020 season have been postponed until further notice. At that time, general information, sign-ups and audition materials will be listed here.

Postponed shows:

Little Shop of Horror

Zoot Suit

Head Over Heels 


4/15/20. Over the course of the last few weeks, SAC leadership has been keeping a close eye on the situation surrounding COVID-19. In order to keep our patrons, production teams, artists, staff and volunteers safe, and in keeping with both state and local shelter-in-place regulations, we have made the decision to put a hold on all of our mainstage productions until advisable to reopen. We will continue to assess the situation and will rely on the advice of state and local officials to help determine when we can safely open our doors again. 

As of now auditions for future performances have been placed on hold. Please stay tuned for an update should anything change.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or would like to know about changing or canceling a reservation, please contact us at 559-891-2238.

- Nicolette C. Andersen, Arts Center Coordinator