The 3rd Annual Bright Ideas Film Festival will provide a public showcase for student filmmakers, both high school, and college. Access to a public platform will encourage student filmmakers to continue to pursue their passion for film. All selected films will be screened in front of a live audience at the Somersville Towne Center in Antioch, CA.

**Update: We are now also taking submissions from all CA Bay Area Filmmakers. If you are a Filmmaker in the California Bay Area, you no longer need to be a student.***

Awards will be presented in two categories, Family-Friendly Films and Mature Themed Films for Best Performance, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Directing, and Best Screenplay at each respective level along with an Audience Choice Award.

All films must be produced exclusively by students unless you are a filmmaker in the CA Bay Area. Films may be no longer than 12 minutes and must have copyright privileges for all material used.

Overall Rating
  • jeff ng

    Great festival! I had a lot of fun and talked to many new and experiened film makers.

    June 2018
  • Sophia Reinero

    Fantastic festival! Everyone involved was very accommodating and organized. I would definitely submit and attend this festival again.

    July 2018
  • Jack Quon

    Great festival. All around well put together as far as the atmosphere and the passion emanating from the group. Can't wait for next year!

    January 2018
  • Tony Holman

    5/5. Glad I got to compete in this great festival.

    January 2018
  • Mike Milazo

    Great turn out, a lot of competition from great filmmakers. Nice venue with a very hip vintage vibe. Great sound system that was used to screen all of our films.

    December 2017