Snowdance Film Festival

2018 Snowdance Film Festival Changing Tides

Calling all filmmakers! Holden Village is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Snowdance Film Festival, Changing Tides. Winners will be awarded a five-day stay in the Village (February 19th-23rd, 2018) for themselves and one guest.

Films may be submitted in any of the following categories:

  • Filmmakers 18 and Under
  • Documentary
  • Animation
  • Narrative

Know a film maker who fits the bill? Send the Changing Tides poster their way, or print a copy to hang at location near you.

Important Dates


November 15th, 2017: Submissions must be postmarked

February 19th-23rd, 2018: Snowdance Film Festival Week at Holden Village

Please note: Due to the remote nature of Holden Village, we are unable to
accept digital copies of films.

Required Submission Materials 

  • Entrance Information: completed through Film Freeway
  • Hard Copy Preview DVD sent to Holden Village: DVDs must be submitted in plastic safe cases and should be formatted as an MPEG file. DVDs should not include labels or stickers of any kind. We recommend testing your DVD on several makes and models of DVD players. DVDs will not be returned unless a self-addressed prepaid return envelope is provided. 

The makers of award winning films will be asked to participate in one or two panel discussions throughout festival week, a Q&A session following the showing of their film, as well as attending the films of others. Because Holden is a spiritual community, attendance at daily worship is also expected.

Submission materials should be mailed to: 

Arts Enrichment and Outreach Lead

Holden Village 

HC 0 Box 2 

Chelan, WA, 98816

Interested in visiting Holden during Snowdance? Check registration availability.