The second annual Bright Ideas Film Festival aims to provide a public showcase for student filmmakers. It is our hope that access to public platforms will encourage student filmmakers to continue to pursue their passion for film. All selected films will be screened at the Somersville Towne Center in Antioch, CA.

Awards & Prizes

Awards will be presented in two categories, High School and Jr College films for Best Performance, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Directing, and Best Screenplay at each respective level. There will also be an Audience Choice Award.

Rules & Terms

All films must be produced exclusively by students. Films may be no longer than 12 minutes and must have copyright privileges for all material used.

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    Savannah Stratton

    This was the first annual event for local filmmakers. Everyone had a great night and the organizers were very professional.

    August 2016
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    Nathan Bergs

    Great venue! Would recommend to any student filmmakers

    June 2016
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    Garry Moore

    Great film festival! A lot of really awesome entries in a fantastic setting. I look forward to coming back next year.

    June 2016
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    Richard Valencia

    A stellar film festival! True artists running this festivals. A festival I'm sure will only get greater and greater. Great job Bright Ideas Film Festival!

    June 2016
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    Marck Menke

    This is a very enjoyable and professionally executed film festival, set in a beautiful, modern cineplex. I recommend it to anyone in the Bay Area with an interest in independent short films.

    June 2016