CineBodega Film Fest is a 3 day event celebrating low budget, micro budget, no budget, alternative, underground, under-served and underrepresented filmmakers from all over the world who are overlooked by festivals. Our passion is to showcase filmmakers who's work doesn't necessarily fit in neat little boxes. We are open to all genres and project lengths (Features, Shorts, Music Videos and Web Series). There will be Screenings and discussions with Filmmakers as well as workshops, a special tribute, a Latino themed showcase and music performances. The Primitive Stage in Woodland Hills, CA will host the CineBodega Film Fest and just 20 min from Hollywood (but much farther away in spirit). Submissions are only $5 ($10 late submissions) and only online will be accepted. You can submit as many films as you like. We understand what a no budget filmmaker goes through.

Cinebodega also hosts monthly screenings. When submitting to the festival your entry will also be considered for one of our monthly film events.

The Cinebodega final deadline is April 3rd, 2015 (CineBodega monthly film submissions are ongoing - no deadline). We welcome everybody! Submit today!

Festival Directors Giovanny Blanco and Rafael Blanco
Festival Sponsor The Primitive Stage

Contact Info
CineBodega Film Festival
@The Primitive Stage
21610 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Awards and prizes will be announced shortly.

First off, by submitting your film to the CineBodega Film Festival you are agreeing that you have read all of it, understand all of it and abide with every word of our CineBodega Film Fest Rules, Terms and Conditions.

Federal, State and Local laws and regulations apply.
You must be 18 years of age or older to submit (if not have your parent
guardian submit on your behalf).

Online submissions only - High Quality Vimeo, Youtube or Drop Box, a bio, synopsis, .jpg's of the film art or poster and stills would be great, link will do. (don't waste your money on DVD copies and printing up stuff!)

We accept films in all languages but they must have English subtitles (we can give you tips on how to do that cheaply).

All entered films must be the original work of the filmmaker or filmmakers. (Don't send us a link to El Mariachi - we've already seen it 47 times and we know you didn't make it).

You must have a trailer for your work (1-3 min - anything longer is a short - edit that!).

Works in progress are permitted (without final sound mixing, titles, graphics or color correction and sound mixing) but the version you send first will be the one we consider.
Don't send us a note saying how the FX will make all the difference - just wait for next year's festival. Or roll the dice! It's up to you.

You will be notified on the status of your submission by April 21st. It is your responsibility to contact us or check your emails if you haven't heard from us. Check that spam folder, kid!

If selected you must send us a high quality digital file, blu-ray or DVD by May 12th.If we don't get the materials in time we reserve the right to remove your film from the line up. Don't be that person.

By submitting your film you allow us to use clips from your submission for promotional use on television, radio, in print, online and at live Festival events if your film is selected. We would like to promote you, ya know?

Screening times are subject to delay or change. This is Southern California.

Do not send any cash. Ever. Unless…NO! Don't ever send cash.

Any filmmaker (or members from that filmmaker's party or entourage)
that is disrespectful to any of the festival staff or volunteers will have
their film's screening cancelled with no return of fees or refund of any
festival purchases. Respect, carajo! (If you have an entourage this
might not be the festival for you).

Your film must not have major distribution in the United States of America. If you do have any distribution - when you submit to us you're agreeing that it's OK for us to screen it.

The CineBodega Film Festival reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project or film submitted.

By submitting your project to the CineBodega Film Festival you give us
the legal right to show your submission in public, and you are admitting
ownership of your submission and knowledge of all the copyrights and
trademarks needed to legally authorize a screening of your

The CineBodega Film Festival reserves the right to refuse service to
anyone. We do NOT discriminate but if you want to be disrespectful or
rude then we will not deal with you.

By submitting your project to the CineBodega Film Fest, the filmmaker agrees to hold harmless the CineBodega Film Fest, Supermercado23, The Primitive Stage, Staff and Volunteers from all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the Festival.

Failure to comply with the rules and regulations is cause for disqualification. Go back to the top and read from the beginning. Maybe you missed something.