Have your film screened at the 12th annual Marina del Rey Film Festival and celebrate independent film.

The 2023 Marina del Rey Film Festival will be held June 9th - 15, 2023. We are currently scheduled to screen films at the Cinemark 18 and XD in Los Angeles as well stream them on the Shorts Daily Roku Channel.

Submissions are Open for shorts and feature narratives and documentaries, as well as screenplays. music videos, and even experimental films.

Marina del Rey is a hotbed of activity for film and technology on the West side of Los Angeles (aka the Silicon Beach of LA). The festival is accepting films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world from features to shorts. Its goals are to promote the spirit of film-making and indie film in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles and throughout the world.
Kickoff Event Venue and Time TBA
Awards Party and Ceremony Venue and Time TBA

For more information on submissions, visit the website http://marinadelreyfilmfestival.com/

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Prizes to be announced

Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into the festival does not guarantee award or prize. Submission fee's are nonrefundable. Marina del Rey Film Festival reserves the right to change our programming and event party's without notice.

Marina del Rey Film Festival and or vendors, employees contractors or anyone related to the film festival is not responsible for travel related losses, travel costs or any costs associated with attending the festival or any costs or expenses related to changes in programing including change in venue and dates and or change in screening times.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for screening Bill Murray lost in Berlinale at 18h. That is appreciated. Much appreciated! :D :D :D
    The venue looks amazing.

    January 2023
  • Shyamala Moorty

    What a warm community of people to be welcomed into for my first two films! It was so fun to meet so many diverse filmmakers and for the slots that Q and As happened it was so interesting to get deeper insight into the film making process.

    October 2022
  • Thank you Marina Del Rey Festival for accepting my film IN SHREDS to be a part of the 2022 line up. While I always enjoy the experience being a part of a festival and feel honored to be chosen, I would love to have had the opportunity to do a Q and A regarding our film, as our time slot of films did not have any. Maybe an oversight which could happen with a big festival. Maybe next time! Thank you again.

    September 2022
  • Dennis Paul

    I was already happy that my script Dream Books was selected for the film festival, but to receive an award for Best International Television Screenplay was an incredible and absolute delight. I thank Film Freeway for providing the platform and Peter and John for their percipient judgment.

    September 2022
  • Stephen Travis Pope

    Total waste of time and money - the organizers really don't have it together and mismanaged everything possible with the excuse of "COVID." No audience, no PR, no program available (even on-line) at the start of the festival. A terrible experience.

    July 2022