We’re honored to be able to present the work of so many talented filmmakers and writers--thank you so much for being a part of our fest.
We’d also like to thank our team of incredible volunteers—we simply couldn’t do this without all of your hard work.
Special thanks to our amazing attendees—we love seeing you every year!
Thanks to the wonderful staff of the library, especially Renee Brown and Leslie Pedroza. And thanks to Kellee Fritzal and the City of Huntington Beach for all of their support.
Finally, we’d like to thank our sponsors--Courtyard Marriott, The Steaming Bean Coffee Company, Final Draft, Videomaker, Inktip, Network ISA and Red Giant.
We can’t wait to see you all again next year!
Here is the list of the 2017 SoCal Film Festival Award Winners. Congratulations to all!
Best of the Fest--The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Best Feature Film--Baby
Best Short Film --Exit Survey
Best Documentary--Nobody Dies Here
Best International Film--17 Years Together
Best Actor--Mickey Rooney
Best Actress--Margaret O’Brien
Best Feature Screenplay (Tie)--Adam Pitzler for “Apartment Manager”
Best Feature Screenplay (Tie)--Jeffrey Howe for “Cover Crop”
Best Short Screenplay--Jeffrey Howe for “Medicine Show Blues”
Audience Choice Award--Occupants
Best Director--Russ Emanuel for “Occupants”
Best Animated--Echoes of the Sea
Best Experimental, Music Video, Youth Movement--Run