Filmmakers! We'd love to see your funny, touching, unique, wonderful films that engage with matters of the heart.
Cambria is a small town on California's Central Coast, midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our three intimate screening venues are within walking distance of each other, the town's shopping district, wineries, restaurants and hotels. Our closing night awards presentation was held at the Hearst Castle theater. The region's coastal scenery is among the most spectacular in California.
Our mission is to promote filmmakers who are passionate about storytelling and have created unique visions that speak to the universality of love. We aim to share with our audience films that bring laughter, stir emotions, and cause introspection.
NOTES ON SUBMISSIONS:
We are looking for films that deal with the complexities of love.
Funny, touching, charming, endearing.... If your film deals with matters of the heart, of love, young love, older love, the challenges of finding love, recovering from failed love, of human connections of a romantic nature, we would love to screen it for consideration.
Film Categories we accept:
Rom-Com, Romantic Comedy, Romance, Dramas that deal with Complexities of Love.
We not looking for erotic cinema.
We will provide accommodations for filmmakers who can attend.
Best of Fest
Audience Award - Best Feature
Audience Award - Best Short
By submitting your project, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to all of the following rules and terms. All projects submitted and accepted must adhere to the following terms will be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Cambria Film Festival.
Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work. The Cambria Film Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.
Films are to be submitted through the online platform FilmFreeway and are subject to a small submission fee. Students receive a discount but not a fee waiver. Fee waivers may be granted for films from film makers of which circumstances make paying the fee a significant hardship. It is up to the festival to determine which films receive fee waivers. Film makers requesting a fee waiver must represent a film that meets the festival’s genre requirements.
No refunds of submission fees are granted.
The Cambria Film Festival screens only Romances, Rom-Coms, and films that examine the complexities of love. This includes films that look at matters of the heart, of love, young love, older love, the challenges of finding love, recovering from failed love, of human connections of a romantic nature…etc. Films that do not meet these genre requirements may be automatically disqualified without a refund.
Please email the festival if there are any questions about films that may or may not meet the genre requirements before submitting.
Each film in competition will be programmed to be screened twice. The festival does not guarantee two screenings, but in the event of technical difficulties or other unforeseen issues the festival will do it’s best to schedule a makeup screening. The Cambria Film Festival reserves the right to screen films a third time as an “encore” screening or should screenings sell out and demand warrants.
Accepted feature films must be able to provide a MP4 file, DVD or Blu Ray for screening. CFF does not screen using DCP.
Accepted short films must be able to provide a MP4 file.
Foreign language films must have English subtitles. Film makers are responsible for adding correct subtitles to their films.