3 days in the wild, drive in style film festival under the stars in Los Angeles, CA - What was once known as Filmchella, will have music, vendors, ​technology, art, and festivities all day; upon nightfall the screens light up for the movie show, but the party doesn't stop with a silent disco. Camping, Virtual Reality, Yoga, Food, and Fun, with movie stars, filmmakers, festival goers, and friends.

Awards & Prizes

Neon Lightning Bolt Award - top feature film
Gorilla Award - most innovative
Candy-ography Award - best cinematography
Synth Award - best music
Golden Pocket Pistol - best short
Gonzo Award - best documentary
Guitar through the TV - best music video
Emerald Headset - best VR program
Wet Seed Award - best unproduced screenplay


Rules & Terms

It's gotta be cool.

21 Reviews

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    Patrick Green

    Having nothing by great things to say about Filmchella. Trevor is the heart and soul of a literally off-the-grid festival in Joshua Tree that celebrates indie film in a true DIY way. Would definitely screen my future films at Filmchella.

    November 2017
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    Andrew Dyer

    I'M GIVING FILMCHILLA FILM FESTIVAL FIVE STARS ACROSS THE BOARD !!! Fillmchilla Founder Trevor Simms inaugural film festival has proven to be a very successful and rewarding event for Cape Fear Film & Video. The theme is an authentic drive-in movie style , camp under, and see the stars venue complete with "GIANT" 50 foot tall movie screens, delicious food and wine, incredible networking opportunities, and a truly indefatigable entrepreneurial spirit among the attendees. Definitely crossed some items off my bucket list while attending this event and will be competing in #FILMCHILLA2018 as well.

    November 2017
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    Kai Carlson-Wee

    Awesome experience! Outdoor film festival in Joshua Tree, live bands, great food, surreal atmosphere. Definitely a unique festival!

    November 2017
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    Destiny Soria

    had a blast with this film festival! Can't wait to do it again!

    November 2017
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    Kirk Murray

    great experience overall. Loved the festival!

    November 2017