Brentwood & Pacific Palisades Film Festival is minutes away from the heart of the entertainment community in Hollywood and next to the beaches of Southern California.
It's a film festival created by filmmakers for filmmakers. We promote the cinematic arts for enthusiasts and international creators and filmmakers.
We encourage creativity and inspire filmmakers with a focus on mini movies and feature films with special categories for students, animals, inspiration and wellness, music, sports, VR and female filmmakers from around the world.
We give access to excel through live screenings and Q&As, panel discussions from the entertainment community, VR lounge, networking with special guests and attending filmmakers and film industry professionals.
The Landmark Theatre was created for independent films. It was chosen as it is where we see Academy Award screenings in Los Angeles.
Special screenings for out of competition films are available.
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Laurels will be given to finalists, official selections and winners.
Attending winners will receive video interviews.
Here TV, the largest LGBTQ television and streaming network network in the world, will broadcast the top winner from the LGBTQ category on all US cable operators, satellite providers and telcos as well as Amazon, Roku, Sling TV, Google Play and the Here TV app (www.here.tv).
Prizes will be raffled during the opening night party, screening and closing night parties. Must be present for prizes.
The Legacy Award will be presented to Maria Conchita Alonso. The Epic Award is to be presented to Eric Roberts and John Savage.
Awards will be given for each of the categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Nature and Animals
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Web Series
Best Mini Movie
Best Mini Movie Documentary
Best Mini Movie Inspiration and Wellness
Best Mini Movie Nature and Animals
Best Mini Movie Female Filmmaker
Best Mini Movie Music
Best Mini Movie Sports
Best VR, AR, Drone Film
Best Student Filmmaker*
Best Mini Movie Student Filmmaker*
*A $500+ grant will be given to the winning student filmmaker.
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
The films will be selected by a jury.
Submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway only.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Submissions must be the intellectual property of the submitter and/or their team.
Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Film Festival or Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Film Festival will not be held responsible for any claims stemming from the failure of the creator/submitter to properly obtain the rights to material submitted and/or screened.
Multiple category submissions are allowed per film and per festival.
You will be notified by or on the notification date if your submission has been selected as a semi-finalist.
Only selected submissions qualify to be part of the live screenings. Semi-finalist submissions do not qualify for live screenings. These submissions are pre-selected by celebrity judges and jury and will be notified if they qualify for a live screening as the programming progresses.
If your film is selected, you will receive further instructions on how to submit a screening copy and all of the materials needed for the live screening. If you fail to deliver the materials by the specified deadline, we can not guarantee the screening as part of the festival.
Entries that are not in English should be dubbed in English.
All decisions made by the Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Festival are final.
By participating in the Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Film Festival you agree to hold the Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Film Festival and its employees, directors and representatives harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possessions or use of any prize.
By participating, you grant the Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie FilmFestival the right to use the name, logo and content of your submission for awards presentation, highlight reels and promotional material.
Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Film Festival reserve the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, screening and activities if necessary.