Dearest Friends and Neighbors throughout the world,

Due to unforeseen circumstances/emergencies, there will be NO 2018 High Desert International Film Festival this year.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we look forward to continuing the tradition next year for 2019.

Thank You
Rodney Camacho
Executive Director

Categories: Drama, Comedy, Horror/Sci-Fi, Documentary and Action. Top awards for each category. Award will be given out for People's Choice.

Per the Academy of Motion Pictures a short film is defined as an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.

Accepting submissions for full features for screening only.

Overall Rating
  • Gianluca Bertone

    very happy we submitted , thanks to

    November 2017
  • Ron Devitt

    This is an amazing festival. I have been to the festival two years in a row and have been treated like gold. It is a lot of fun and a great place to meet like-minded filmmakers.

    August 2017
  • Ralf Beyerle

    My film was selected but I didn't get any further information about anything. The website is down and there is nothing about the event on facebook (although it seems that it took place as there are actual reviews of the festival itself). Also no-one responded to my mails. At least you could update your facebook page and announce the winners. Pretty disappointing.

    June 2017
  • WTF. "Selected" about a week before the presumed start date, but got no communication from the fest, their website disappeared, and no responses. I hope my film wasn't ripped for screening, as I was never contacted by organizers for any deliverables. How odd and lame! What a crap festival.

    June 2017
  • This festival was certainly fun, but really needs greater support from the community and more promotion by the festival and its sponsors.
    Held in a casino, what they really need is a 'bona fide' multiplex or even a single screen theater to accommodate attendees and to properly screen films. We thank Linda Kass for her extraordinary commitment, her hospitality and support. We hope this festival will continue and grow and look forward to returning with our next effort.

    June 2017