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Huntington Beach Film Festival

International Independent Film Festival.

About

Enter the SoCal Film Fest and have a chance to be a part of an event that celebrates the true spirit, culture and art of filmmaking and screenwriting. Our goal is to continually create a truly important film festival for independent filmmakers and screenwriters.

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. 

Awards

InkTip

InkTip: Where everyone goes for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Winners of the Screenplay Long From and Screenplay Short Form categories will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.

Final Draft

We are happy to announce that Final Draft Screenwriting Software will join us once again as a 2018 sponsor! We'll be giving away five copies of the industry standard screenwriting software.

Other awards include theatrical screenings, distributor previews, media reviews and more. Awards and prizes vary from year to year depending on final event sponsorship.

Rules

  • The SCIFF is open genre.
  • Short form submissions are under forty (40) minutes. Long form (feature length) submissions are forty (40) minutes and over.
  • MULTIPLE ENTRIES are allowed.

 SCREENPLAYS (any length):

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this competition. 
  • entered script must not be or previously been optioned, sold, or produced by a studio on a large budget.
  • Any genre can be entered. 
  • Multiple authorship is allowed. 
  • Multiple entries are allowed

Submit via Withoutabox or Filmfreeway.

Student fees.

Selection Media Type: Secure Online Screener
Screening Media Type: Blu-Ray, DVD, digital format

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

B. Luciano Barsuglia (Director).

Documents

Place

United States
Huntington Beach

Official website

socalfilmfest.com

Contacts

Address:

19744 Beach Blvd. #221
Huntington Beach CA 92648
USA

Email: info@hbfilmfest.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    May 04, 2017
  • First in Super Saver
    June 15, 2017
  • Earlybird
    August 01, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    October 01, 2017
  • Late Deadline
    November 01, 2017
  • Extended Deadline
    December 01, 2017
  • Notifications
    January 15, 2018
  • Event dates
    22 — 25 February 2018
Categories & Fees

Short films up to 40 minutes. Any form are genre welcome, including narrative shorts, documentaries, web series (Any)!

  • First in Super Saver — $20
  • Earlybird — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $70

For screenplays of any genre over 30 pages.

  • First in Super Saver — $40
  • Earlybird — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $70
  • Extended Deadline — $85

Short screenplays and teleplays up to 30 pages. Any genre welcome.

  • First in Super Saver — $20
  • Earlybird — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $70

Feature films over 40 minutes. Any genre, any form.

  • First in Super Saver — $40
  • Earlybird — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $60
  • Late Deadline — $70
  • Extended Deadline — $85

Entries in this category should not exceed 5 minutes. All forms and genres welcome.

  • First in Super Saver — $15
  • Earlybird — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60
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