Submissions are officially open!
We have an incredibly exciting year planned for year 11! We've moved from October to February, hence the 15/16 designation! It's over a holiday weekend with 5 days of movies, screenplays, networking events and more! Join us for 11th year in our on-going quest to continually celebrate the art and culture of filmmaking!
The 11th Annual SoCal Film Festival also marks the return of our SoCal Film Market Lounge, a room dedicated to the business of doing business!
"As festivals go, think of it as the equivalent of a Robert Altman ensemble picture: plenty of stars getting equal treatment and no one towering as a headliner over the rest." Michael Miller, LA Times
" Every year for a decade now, the festival has delivered music videos, short films, animation, features and documentaries. This event is the perfect combination of good people, good films ..." -Paul Booth, INFLUX Magazine
"Time flies when you're watching a well-made film, and time has flown for a now 10-year-old Huntington Beach festival that specializes in indie flicks and the people who make them." -Matt Coker, OC Weekly
"Throughout the years I really enjoyed the diverse and compelling films the SoCal Film Festival has programmed," Jason Kartalian, Filmmaker, Seahorses
Highlights and Video!
Visit our MEDIA page for past highlights including interviews with Trent Opalach (District 9 Cinematographer), J.F. Lawton (Pretty Woman & Under Siege Screenwriter), Andy Dick (Actor/Comedian), Michael Welch (Twilight), Adam Lamberg (Lizzy Maguire), two-time Oscar nominated songwriter Carol Connors, as well as many others.
Huntington Beach is a city known for its long stretches of beach, and for hosting the largest professional surfing event in the world, the SoCal Film Festival celebrates the art and culture of film.
Art. Culture. Independence. Filmmaking.
Open Genre. Open Form. Movies. Scripts. Docs. Shorts. Features. Drama. Comedy. Horror. Music Video. Educational. Experimental. Family. Animation. Sports. Action. Adventure. Romance. Off-Beat.
Get Involved as a Sponsor!
The SoCal Film Festival thanks thanks all past and present sponsors, without whom this festival would not be what it is today! Learn how to get involved here!