We are using Withoutabox ( If you prefer not to use Withoutabox to enter your film or script, please click on the icon below to print out a submission form. It includes details about where to send the film or script.


Films entered into the competition must have been completed on or after January 1, 2011. (Although we use the word "film," the entries may be shot on film or video.) Submissions must be on DVD or Blu-ray. Films not in English must have English subtitles. Films may be distributed already and need not be premieres.


Submissions may be shot in any film format or any video format.

Only one title may be submitted per entry.

Films or videos must have been completed on or after January 1, 2011.

Students must include a photocopy of current student ID with entry. Students are not required to submit in the student category – you have the choice of entering in any appropriate category.


Click here for fee schedule and deadlines.


Film or video entries (3 copies) must be submitted on DVD (region 1 or 0 strongly preferred) to be considered in the competition. For scripts entered into competition, submit 2 printed copies of the script.

Films and videos in all languages are welcomed to the competition, but if the language is not English, then English subtitles must be used.

Where to send DVDs

If you are using U.S. mail:

Landlocked Film Festival
P.O. Box 2748
Iowa City, IA 52244-2748

We strongly encourage using U.S. mail instead of a courier service. It's less expensive for you, and it's simpler for us. However, if you must use a courier service such as FedEx, UPS, etc., please send here:

Landlocked Film Festival
c/o Englert Theatre
221 East Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
[Phone: 319-688-2653]

All DVDs will become the property of the Landlocked Film Festival and will not be returned.

Landlocked Film Festival is not responsible for submissions which arrive in damaged condition.