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The 2016 SoCal Film Festival has come to a close!  We had so much fun and feel incredibly honored to be able to share the work of so many talented filmmakers and writers.  We’d like to thank them, our amazing attendees and all of our wonderful sponsors (Blackmagic Design, Red Giant, Courtyard Marriott, The Steaming Bean Coffee Company, Final Draft, Videomaker, Inktip and Network ISA) for all of their support.  We’re can’t wait to do it all over again in 2017!


Here is the list of the 2016 SoCal Film Festival Award Winners.  Congratulations to all!


Audience Choice Award – Welcome, Directed by Javier Fesser

Best of the Fest – Cesium and a Tokyo Girl, Directed by Ryo Saitani

Best Feature Film - Cesium and a Tokyo Girl, Directed by Ryo Saitani

Best Director – Ryo Saitani, Cesium and a Tokyo Girl

Best Short Film – Dog Bowl, Directed by Gordy Hoffman

Best International Short – Wintersreise, Directed by Susanne Boeing

Best Documentary -1287, by Ian Thomas Ash

Best Cinematography – Fabien Drugeon, Autumn of Zao

Best Feature Screenplay – Robo4ce, by Jeffrey Howe

Best Short Screenplay – Suckers, By Guy Olivieri

Best Animated – Tick Tock, by Zeynep Kocak

Best Experimental, Music Video, Youth Movement – Lilla Vän Jag Vill Bo I En Husvagn, by Goblin Mikkanen

Best Local – Mr. McBob, by Pierre Schantz

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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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