Hosted by the Central Coast Film Society, a regional non-profit with a mission to celebrate cinema and promote media arts and entertainment on California’s Central Coast, the Central Coast Showcase is an opportunity to feature local and student filmmaking, while also connecting each other to resources, mentors, and industry advisors that will elevate local projects and help creators reach their goals.

Filmmakers selected to be part of the Central Coast Showcase will receive tickets to both Friday and Saturday of the Entertainment EXPO, including special access to the Industry Lounge lunch and networking events, and may be featured during the Friday night Central Coast Showcase and throughout the EXPO.

Tell us what your goals are as a filmmaker and we'll find the best way to integrate you into the EXPO and into this incredible arts community.

The Central Coast Showcase is a part of the Central Coast Entertainment EXPO which occurs over two days:
Friday - November 4th - Central Coast Showcase (5-9:30PM), including networking, industry speakers, and featuring the best of film, media arts, and entertainment from Central Coast Film Programs and local filmmakers.

Saturday - November 5th - Entertainment EXPO (10AM-8:30PM) concurrent programming from the Clark Center Forbes Theater, Studio Theater, and throughout the Clark Center campus. Enjoy your pick of film screenings, industry speaker panels, workshops, vendors, hands-on educational experiences, and networking. Film screenings include two anniversary screenings: Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn and Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, with a special glimpse into the making of these films with local legend, Dave Hardberger.

The Central Coast Entertainment EXPO and Central Coast Showcase is a part of the vision and mission of the Central Coast Film Society, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. IRS Tax ID # 83-0787181.

Specific Objectives and Purpose of the Central Coast Film Society include:
a. To celebrate cinema and promote media arts and entertainment on California’s Central Coast.
b. To provide educational lectures, seminars and/or other platforms for Central Coast students from middle school to college.
c. To sponsor, host and/or participate in forums and/or screenings of films that have an impact on the Central Coast’s Community and Culture that may include:

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General Rules for Film Submissions:

1) All films must be fun, entertaining and/or informative.
2) The submitter shall be the responsible party for their submission and subsequent screenings and other promotional material.
3) All films must have all proper clearances, rights and privileges for screening to the public. The work should be all original.
4) A short film is considered 0-40 minutes and a feature is considered 60+ minutes.
a. Documentary films will be comprised of both short and feature length films.
5) Films that are overly obscene, gratuitous or in bad taste will not be considered. No film should be rated more than the MPAA’s PG-13 rating. If the film is not yet rated, it must still be conforming to this rating rule.
6) Student Filmmakers must be a registered student at time of submission. One of the following must be included with submission:
a. Student applicants, with a designated education level (High School Year, College, etc.) must include teacher’s name, phone and e-mail contact. OR
7) The CCFS will not distinguish, judge or award films or filmmakers based on their gender, age, religion, or any other factors.