Returning for a second year

A film fest made for the Art Coast

Saturday, November 4th 2023 • 1–9pm

Saugatuck Coastline

SFF ’22

Saugatuck Film Fest boasts an exploration of the frontier of filmmaking with a backdrop of one of Michigan’s most beautiful art destinations. The SFF closes out the Art Coast’s year with an artistic flourish celebrating independent film, and offers patrons of the arts a sendoff to the year’s creativity.

Join us again this November as we gather to recognize, promote, and celebrate independent filmmakers; continue to elevate Saugatuck as a premier arts destination; and have a good time doing it.

This year, the SFF is proud to announce that all proceeds from the festival will benefit Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance, an organization working to provide shelter and safety for pets within Allegan County.

The fest takes place on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 beginning at 1pm, in the historic Saugatuck Women’s Club downtown Saugatuck.

Events are to include screenings of short and feature length films submissions, a prize winning feature film, artist Q&A, awards presentation, and additional online screenings.

Selections will be based entirely on artistic and technical merit, as decided by our panel of judges and members. No restrictions are made on submissions outside of recency of completion and length, please see full submission guidelines for additional details.

Over $1500 will be awarded to winning selections, with prizes including:

  • Best Feature
  • 1st Prize – Short
  • 2nd Prize – Short
  • Crowd Favorite

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Join us!

Join us November 4th for the 2nd Annual Saugatuck Film Fest in downtown Saugatuck. Watch specially curated films that celebrate the art of independent filmmaking!

In Support of

Wishbone Pet Rescue

Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance’s mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering of homeless pets by providing shelter and veterinary care, and to ultimately secure permanent, loving homes for animals in need.

2023 Sponsors

Meet the Team

Logan White - Festival Director

Logan White

Festival Director

Devin O’Rourke

Devin O’Rourke

Programming Director

Nick Zalewski

Nick Zalewski

Creative Director