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Valor Festival 2021

Graciously Funded by the City of Glendale Performing Arts Partnership Program

Please help support Creative Drill Sergeants and it’s mission

Celebrating Fathers’ Day with a full day of Music, Art, Comedy and Film 

Celebrating the Diversity of local talent here in the valley.

Come join us and Help Support Local
Veteran and Community Talent Perform their Crafts

In cooperation with our partners The Arizona Consortium for the Arts and the Kindness Revolution.

Located at 

the 44 Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W Peoria Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302



FREE Entry to enjoy
Art, Music and Vendors

$15 Special Access Ticket includes

*Help Support the Creative Drill Sergeants Mission*
  • Access to Film Challenge Showing or Comedy Room

$25 Food and Special Access Ticket includes

*Help Support the Creative Drill Sergeants Mission*
  • 1 Food Vouchers and 1 Drinks Vouchers
  • Access to Film Challenge Showing and Comedy Room

$50 General VIP Ticket includes

*Really Help Support the Creative Drill Sergeants Mission*
  • 1 Food Vouchers and 1 Drinks Vouchers
  • Full Access to Film Challenge Showing, VIP  and Comedy Room
  • Official Valor Festival Shirts
  • VIP Grab Bag full of goodies and coupons from the Glendale, Arizona Area


Valor Film Challenge Rules and Team Submission Form Below


The Valor Film Challenge is open to the first 20 groups of filmmakers in Arizona who have submitted their application and paid the entry fee by May 31, 2021. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A VETERAN TO PARTICIPATE. The runtime of all short films must be between 3 to 5 minutes.


The theme of the challenge is “Apocalypse.” All short films must be in some way related to the theme. The extent of use and execution of the theme in your short film is open to interpretation.

Official Filmmaking Period 

Film Challenge Kickoff Party at 5pm (LTBD) June 3, 2021, we will be going over rules and pick up your required prop.

The Valor Film Challenge will commence on Thursday June 3, 2021- 6pm MST and submitted no later than June 6, 2021 – 6pm MST.

Marketing Challenge (optional): Once main short film is completed you will have 48 hrs to submit a Movie Poster and Short 15 Seconds Trailer, top from each category will receive a special prize. Poster and Trailer due no later than June 8, 2021 – 6pm MST.

Selection of Winners  

Entries will be judged by a process that combines panels of qualified judges will evaluate the eligible entries based on the following judging criteria:

  • Artistic Merit (e.g., Story, Creativity, Entertainment Value) (45%) 
  • Technical Merit (30%)
  • Adherence to the Assignment (25%)

Winners will be notified on the Day of Valor Film Festival, June 20, 2021 at 5PM on


Winner Teams will be notified on the Day of Valor Festival, June 20, 2021 at 4PM and then published List of Winners Tuesday online Jun 22, 2021 on

The Top Entry from all eligible submissions will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken based on the highest score in the first Judging Criteria, continuing thereafter to each Judging Criteria in order, as needed to break the tie. Entrants agree that the Valor Film Challenge has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Valor Film Challenge and that all decisions are final and binding. 

Winner’s Prize 

All entries will be screened at The June 20th Valor Festival inn Glendale, AZ . The Top TEAM will receive a $300 USD cash prize. Other Prizes and Trophies will be awarded.  

To Enter 

To register for Valor Film Challenge, follow the instructions found at 1 FREE Registration per team

Submission Regulations

All films must be submitted in H.624 (MP4)  1080P Full HD resolution through Google Drive Link. Once a submission link has been accepted, we cannot guarantee that subsequent updates will be viewed.

Valor Team Challenge Team Submission
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