Calling all filmmakers!

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The Iowa Theater is now accepting short film entries for the Cinematic Madison County contest to be held during the 48th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival, October 14-15, 2017! All ages and skill levels encouraged to submit!

Films must have a total running time of two minutes or less
Films must include – in some way – a bridge
No copyrighted music or other material allowed
Deadline: September 29, 2017
No entry fee

Up to ten films will be selected to screen at the recently reopened historic Iowa Theater during the Covered Bridge Festival. Audiences will vote for their favorite film and the winning film will be screened prior to all screenings at the Iowa for the remainder of 2017. Winning filmmakers will also receive a prize pack from the Iowa Theater!

Visit the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival to experience the world famous covered bridges, crafts and old-time demonstrations, annual quilt and car shows, cowboys from the wild west, continuous entertainment, family fun — and the many people and places that make Madison County a very special place to visit and a beautiful place to call “home.”






Please complete the following form and send your entry via Dropbox or Vimeo link to Rebecca Fons (
or submit through Film Freeway here.

Filmmaker name *
Filmmaker name
Please give us the name of the primary contact. Additional filmmakers for a group project can be listed below.
Filmmaker address *
Filmmaker address
Total running time including credits. Films must be two minutes long or less
Please let us know how you will be providing a copy of the film. You must email a Dropbox link or Vimeo link to Rebecca Fons ( by September 29 for consideration.
Please provide names of any additional filmmakers or information you'd like us to know.
By checking here, you agree to adhere to the submission guidelines and give the Iowa Theater permission to exhibit your film and/or include your film in marketing materials. *