What does “BLISS” mean to you?

BLISS: euphoria, happiness, joy, paradise, beatitude, cool, felicity, glory, enchanted, cheerfulness, contentment, ecstatic, replete, carefree, etc.

Make a 60 second film and submit it to the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival: BLISS! Deadline for submissions is Saturday, October 1 2022 at 5pm PST.

Films will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the El Segundo and Los Angeles arts community who will decide which films will be featured at the screening event at ESMoA and on ESMoA website between November 30 and December 3, 2022.

Films will be judged on the following criteria:

Creativity & Originality - Does the film exhibit originality? Does the film use imaginative and creative ways to convey the theme?

Message - Is the message clear and directly related to the theme of "bliss"?

Technique - This criteria can be defined broadly by the use of audio, visuals, and technical skills.

Engagement - Does this entry stimulate thoughts and ideas? Does the film provoke an emotional response?

Jury Panel will vote for Film Favorite, Animation Favorite and Video Art Favorite. Virtual Festival Attendees will vote for the Audience Favorite Award. Awards will be announced at the screening. All ages are welcome to submit a film to esmoafilmfestival@artlab21.org.

Four awards will be assigned:
- Film Favorite Award
- Video Art Favorite Award
- Animation Favorite Award
- Audience Favorite Award

Every year the award plaque is designed by a different Los Angeles based artist.

Submission Criteria:

- The video must be 60 seconds (not including credits).

- Applicants may enter one (1) film for consideration.

- All entries will be reviewed by ESMoA staff prior to jury selection. ESMoA’s decision will be final. Films will be reviewed by a panel of judges, their decision will be final.

- By submitting to this festival, you agree to allow the organizers of ‘ESMoA’s Video Art + Film Festival: BLISS to use your video, in part or whole, for presentation at the festival, as well as for promotional purposes prior to and after the event. Promotion may include using your video on our Youtube channel, Facebook and other media.

Overall Rating
  • Marcos Altuve

    Thank you for selecting our short film "HAPPY birthday"

    January 2022
  • Leila Ahang

    Great Festival. Thank you very much

    December 2021
  • Thank you for your efforts, dear artists

    December 2021
  • Telio Espinoza

    Excellent festival. An honor to be part of. Thank you 🙏

    December 2021
  • Excellent festival!!! Thank for selecting my short film!!

    December 2021