The 2020 Culver City Film Festival will be December 4th - 11th 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.

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  • This is combined reviews of series of film festivals (Marina Del Rey, Culver City, Golden State - as all of them run by same organizers).

    I’d say, it is definitively those ones of of few unusual film festivals in LA area. Despite being indie, and run mostly just by two persons - Peter Greene and Jon Gursha - this festivals provides quite the scale - firstly, being a series of 4 events through year (check out in addition to mentioned three above also a Silver State Film festival in Las Vegas), and each one showing around 100 or so films (last Golden state, I believe, was around 200), which gives you very decent amount of diverse audience, to show and see how your movie affect different kind of people and make some useful contacts in-between screening.

    Second great thing - Peter and John usually select and show in big established cinemas (Golden state happened at TCL Chinese theater, while during Marina and Culver my movie was shown at Cinemark 18), which adds points to publicity for yours project.

    Thirdly - they have very broad selection, and give chance for showing to a different kinds and genres of movies (I was present during several days of different festivals, excluding my own showing days, and can say that probably almost any filmmaker will fit it in and any kind of viewer will find something for themself).

    And last, but not least - however it is impossible, organizers give personal attention to each and every project - I always received e-mails with dates, address, technical specs or such at proper time, all my questions or troubles was answered in a timely manner and so far it was only one festival, from which I received a phone call (most others prefers just e-mails in communication).

    And they staying in price range affordable for most filmmakers.

    I definitely advise to try and submit your project for one of theirs festivals.

    May 2020
  • Paul Efron

    Peter Greene is the best !! He personally communicates with every project.

    March 2020
  • Amazing quality festival! Great communication. The theater is wonderful and the red carpet was great. Definitely recommend!

    March 2020
  • Andrew Kadikian

    This festival, like all the others run by this management, is very well put together. The events were fun to attend and gave great opportunity to connect with fellow artists and enjoy each others work in the best of formats. The festival's directors were easy to reach, communicated well and were helpful whenever problems arose. I would happily submit to this festival again.

    February 2020
  • Teleios Act

    Just a terrific festival. John and Peter put together a great lineup and schedule blocks of films in incredibly thoughtful ways. The opening nights, the screenings, and the final ceremony really make you feel like you're finally at a festival that is about the filmmaker. Very thankful for CCFF, we need to make another short just so we can come back and apply again for next year!

    February 2020