Film Submissions 2015


general submission info


2014/15 film submissions are now closed.   Please check back in July for 2015/16 submissions.

Coldsmoke Winter Film is the definitive celebration of winter film and the culture surrounding it. Any winter genre is welcome (ie: snowmobiling, kite skiing, ice climbing, expeditioning, alpine climbing, skiing, snowboarding, travel, winter community and lifestyle, etc.) Both amateur and professionally produced films are welcome – if its on snow or ice anything goes. Every year new and different award categories are recognized. Film entries may be of any length, and any language (with English subtitles).

$10,000 cash purse to be awarded at the 2015 Coldsmoke Awards

CSA10_$10000-awards_squareWith only a month left before submissions are due, many filmmakers are still working on their film getting ready for the fall premiere season. If you are planning on entering a film but won’t have it ready for a few weeks, you can drop us a line and let us know you plan to enter.

what’s new for 2014/15?

Coldsmoke will be accepting entries under a new “Web Series” category. Winter filmmaking has seen a lot of growth in this format, and Coldsmoke is stoked to embrace it. In years past filmmakers have entered web episodes as “short films” making these entries eligible for consideration in all Coldsmoke Awards categories. Filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to continue to enter their best episodes as shorts this year, however entering as a “Web Series” will require a separate submission process, and will open up even more opportunities to win Awards and get exposure.

film submission options

There are two basic options to choose from when submitting your film. To be included in all thee arms of the festival; People’s Choice Online Contest the Winter Film Tour, and the Coldsmoke Awards, or opt out of People’s Choice Online and be included only in the Tour and Awards. Explanations and details of all three festival arms are included in the submission form.


festival arms are included in the submission form.

required submission materials

  1. Completed online submission form
  2. Primary Entry Contact information
  3. Filmmaker(s) contact information
  4. Film Synopsis
  5. Social media info to help us connect and promote your film (Facebook, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Twitter or other)
  6. Online, streamable link to your film (using a private and password-protected link is strongly recommended)
  7. Submission Fee payable via credit card.


submission fees

  • Extended Submission period Oct. 2nd – Oct 15th
  • Short Films – $50
  • Feature length films (30min or longer) $80
  • Web Series – $80

Visit the Filmmaker related posts for more detailed info and commonly asked questions

Commonly asked film submission related questions

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