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 …

Event Videos

Watch videos from past events! 2014 SoCal Film Festival Awards! 2014 SoCal Film Fest Photo Highlights! 2013 SoCal Film Fest Awards Ceremony! 2012 SoCal Film Fest Awards Night! The Lackey Q&A from the 2012 SoCal Film Fest The Paddy Lincoln Gang Q&A from the 2012 SoCal Film Fest Welcome to …

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:

The 11th Annual SoCal Film Fest

SoCal Film Festival

Submissions are officially open!

Submit movies and screenplays here!

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!

Recent Press:

"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!

 

Past Awards and Official Selections

Click on a year to check out the award winners and official selections from that year!

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

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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.

10th Annual SoCal Film Fest Awards

Celebrating the Storytellers of Tomorrow!

SoCal Film Festival

10th Annual SCFF Photo Album!

Honda Short Film: Project Drive-In

Movie Reviews and More at INFLUX Magazine!