Submissions

“I already know in advance that my work will be respected with real time, true effort, honest consideration and without the politics, and, quite frankly, the cheesy B.S. of some other institutions. There’s absolutely no way I was not going to submit to them.”  –Giovanni Sanseviero quoted in the OC Weekly …

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The SoCal Film Festival has relied on the passion and dedication of volunteers since its inception. Every year, we welcome volunteers from years past to new volunteers to people who “saw a movie” and want to get involved, to interns. It’s a great way for movie lovers, filmmakers and community …

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Submissions

“I already know in advance that my work will be respected with real time, true effort, honest consideration and without the politics, and, quite frankly, the cheesy B.S. of some other institutions. There’s absolutely no way I was not going to submit to them.”  –Giovanni Sanseviero quoted in the OC Weekly …

Festival Announcements:

2017 SoCal Film Fest Submissions Now Open

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Check out our listings on FilmFreeway or Withoutabox and submit today. Our First in Super Saver deadline is May 30th. Thanks to all of you who have already submitted--we're so excited to watch your films and read your scripts!

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A Note From the SoCal …

The SoCal Film Festival launched in 2005 with the goal of sharing the work of independent filmmakers to a film watching community.

We have award winning movies and screenplays; industry speakers; professional workshops; Q&As with directors and actors; special guests; a professional panel of jury members and screeners; volunteer opportunities; and scores of film watching attendees …

Our goal is to continually create a truly important film festival for independent filmmakers and screenwriters … and a truly independent film festival. While we have sponsors and partners that help make the event happen, they too believe in and support our mission.

We hope you consider the SoCal an important part of the industry as we make every effort to put your films in front of other filmmakers; industry pros and, of course, film watchers. An outlet for Independent filmmakers to show their work to industry professionals.

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