The 2019 Culver City Film Festival will be December 3rd - 8th and will be held at Cinemark 18 & XD at the Howard Hughes Promenade. Additional venues to be announced soon. All submissions are only $30.00 ($25.00 for Gold Members). Submissions are Open for shorts and feature narratives and documentaries, as well as music videos and even experimental films. Have your film screened in the heart of screen-land Culver City, CA and home of Sony Pictures and many film companies and distributors.

Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into the festival does not guarantee award or prize. Submission fees are nonrefundable. Culver City Film Festival reserves the right to change our programming and event parties without notice.

Awards and Prizes TBA

Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into the festival does not guarantee award or prize. Submission fees are nonrefundable. Culver City Film Festival reserves the right to change our programming without notice.

Overall Rating
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Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jeffrey Wu

    This was my first time screening my film at a festival outside of school! Here are my thoughts!

    THE GOOD
    Culver City is really a vibrant city within Los Angeles for food specifically. They got a lot of good restaurants in the area for your post-film screening and a really quaint downtown strip to walk.

    The networking event that they threw was also really nice. They held at a two floor bar The Rush. There was a red carpet with a photographer along with an interview opportunity at the event.

    The screening space was at Cinemark 18XD which was similar to an AMC. This isn’t a converted black box theatre, but a fully fledged movie theatre experience.

    The DCP team “SimpleDCP” that the fest works with were very communicative and were very easy to work with.

    THE BAD
    The networking event was hard for me to navigate as well This could be from my inexperience, but there was no check in point, no person organizing the interviews, and the interview was literally less than two minutes.

    Emails with general inquiries I sent also got no reply, but it didn’t affect the overall screening process

    The theatre was also under construction during the screening so friends and family had a hard time finding the theatre.

    An assumption, but it seems the team is quite small, which may have been the reason for a lot of the problems. It didn’t seem like they had volunteers and everything ran around Peter who seemed like he was handling a lot.

    OVERALL
    As far as marketing and overall progression of the film, I didn’t get the feeling that there were distributors or publications in the crowd. For example, the entire crowd for the shorts theatre was family and friends - which was really nice and warm to be in for my first screening, but maybe wasn’t the most helpful for my film

    I think the value of what they offering is there and the community of filmmakers that came out were all very nice. The films came in a really diverse set of skill levels and expertise and it was honestly overall a great experience for this first time filmmaker!

    Thanks Peter for having me and giving me the opportunity!

    December 2018
  • It was truly a thrill to attend and participate in the Culver City Film Fest.

    Their opening night event was a wonderfully energetic and social whirl of amazing film makers.

    With a personable and friendly team behind the scenes, its easy to feel really part of the festival itself.

    January 2019
  • Scott Wagstaff

    Unfortunately I couldn't attend as was in London during the festival but I know about how great the venue and the festival is. On top of that Peter was a joy to speak to when he called to inform me of the great news that Boss Kiss was selected. 5*

    January 2019
  • Robert Mann

    The Culver City Film festival is a wonderful film festival. Peter Green and his staff were gracious and accommodating to all the filmmakers. The films were screened at the Cinemark 18 & XD at the Promenade Howard Hughes and looked fabulous. I highly recommend submitting your film to this wonderful festival! Robert Mann - The Cassie Confession (2018)

    January 2019
  • I truly enjoyed my experience at the Culver City Film Festival! There were many quality films and so much hospitality from Peter and Jon. Their love for independent film and the appreciation and reverence of the indie filmmaker were ever-present throughout the festival and very inspiring. I will definitely continue to submit for their festivals and support the filmmakers that partake.

    December 2018