Latest News

…And The Winners Are

Season 14 of SimsFilmFest has come to a close. We would like to thank everyone who joined us this season and we hope to see you next season. A list of winners will be added to the archives for both season 13 and season 14 by request in the coming weeks as we clean up the site and ready it for next season. In the meantime, enjoy the final magazine with all the winners!  

From Ginger

We really need to get Ginger set up on the site where he can post things himself. In the meantime, I was asked to pass this along… Hello, I am Ginger and I want to address the situation that happened yesterday, 28th of September. After the release of my reviews, I believe that one of my reviews stirred up some controversy, and would like to shed some light on the column. First of all, I want to say that my last line was misinterpreted, it was taken out of context. Maybe it was the editing on the sentence, but i will explain it. Second of all, this is a hobby I’m trying to pick up. I don’t get paid for it, and I’m trying to find my style of review. Maybe I was a little harsh; I need to fix the structure of my review, and I accept my mistake. It’s ...

Community Feedback

The End of Season Feedback Survey is now up on Survey Monkey. We do look into all feedback we are given, but it needs to be stated that we are never going to make everyone happy. There are too many people with sometimes opposing ideas. Some things just can’t be implemented easily. The idea of making changes isn’t to give us extra hours of work. At the point that SimsFilmFest becomes too much like work the festival will be canceled all together. This is part of the reason that Minraed walked away from it. As large as the festival has gotten it is very time consuming and it was taking a toll on her personal life. To give you an idea of the time that one person puts into SimsFilmFest a week, let me give you a breakdown because I really don’t think a lot of people understand how much ...

Machinima Promo Photos

We have been asked if there is a place for people to upload stills from their SimsFilmFest project. Unfortunately we don’t have the capabilities for individual galleries on the site so there really isn’t a place for them. HOWEVER Since we are always looking for ways to promote peoples projects, I am willing to make room in Insider Magazine for photos. The Rules: No more than 8 photos per project. – 8 photos will give you a double page spread in the magazine. You will have to email your pictures to I am willing to run two of these photo sets per magazine – that is 14 open spots (Project Bluelight machinimas will have their own issue of the magazine for promotion) Spots will be given on a first come basis.with preference given to those who are not doing interviews. The idea is to promote as many projects as possible. If anyone has any questions, you know ...

Showcase Machinima

When the staff came up with the idea for the Showcase Machinima category at the end of last season, it turned into one of those “we’ll figure out later what we are doing with this” things and then we forgot to address it and here we are at the start of Season 14. Confusion among staff (hey, it happens) means confusion for those participating so we took the time yesterday to sort this all out. Here is what you need to know: All machinimas made and released between April 19 and June 30 or October 19 and December 31 (depending on season) are eligible for the Showcase category. Machinima can’t be more than 6 months old and it has to be something not entered in SimsFilmFest previously. This category was designed to help loosen the deadline issue. We really don’t want late entries because A. It makes more work for us B. When ...

Season 14 Starts Now

Welcome to Season 14 of SimsFilmFest! We’re kicking off the season with a preview issue of Insider Magazine.  Inside you will find the calendar of what happens when including deadlines, on overview of the rule change, a handful of other important information as well as the poster winner and Project Bluelight participants.     Voice Actor Directory – I would like to have this updated by the weekend. If you haven’t submitted yourself, please do so. Directors, if you know a voice actor who you think might benefit from the Voice Actor Directory, please let them know about it. Front page videos – This will be used this season to show off your trailers. Once 12 trailers have been added the oldest will be cycled out when a new one is releaed.  

The Sims International Film Festival was created in 2010 as a way to foster creativity in The Sims community through machinima, an art form that uses video game footage to make movies. Over the years, as new entries in The Sims franchise were released and new editing methods became available, we’ve seen a lot of changes, but one thing has remained constant: our commitment to showcasing the creativity of this community and inspiring new artists.

Learn More...

Tweets Casting call for Take a Shot #Sims4 #machinima
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist Take a Shot season 2 | Sims 4 VO series | Casting Call