This years festival to take place AMC Marina Marketplace, Marina del Rey from October 4-8.

Have your film screened at the AMC Theaters Marina Marketplace !! The Marina del Rey Film Festival a sixth year independent festival, would like to invite you to submit your film. Marina del Rey is a hotbed of activity for film and technology on the Westside of Los Angeles (AKA Silicon Beach). 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 and Los Angeles. Our festival will take place at AMC Theaters. Awards gala and festival party's at local venues. All submissions are $25.00 and open!!!

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Awards & Prizes

Prizes to be announced

Rules & Terms

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.

20 Reviews

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    Shana Gagnon

    My friends and I had an absolute blast at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival 2017. Peter Greene and Jon Gursha are both awesome people and amazing hosts. You can just tell how much they both truly care about giving independent filmmakers an audience and a voice on the big screen. We were honored to receive the Audience Award for our short film 'Secret.'

    This festival was warm, professional, and welcoming. The location is fantastic in beautiful Marina Del Rey, CA and the AMC theatre provides a huge screen with amazing sound, making all films look fantastic!
    Peter Greene led a really great Q and A after the film. He asks great questions, enabling filmmakers to express their intention behind their film and share with their audience their production process.

    I love this festival and I will be back! Thank you so much for screening 'SECRET.'

    Sincerest Regards,
    Shana Gagnon
    Director - Writer - Producer -Actor

    October 2017
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    Lee Rudnicki

    FLEUR's entrance into the MDR festival represented the day our international (US/Japan/Italy) sci-fi project FINALLY came together, and it was the realization of a three-year goal. We had executives from three countries in the audience, and it was awesome!!! The festival was wonderful, the people behind it are cool and they obviously love cinema, and the theater rocked. Bravo.

    October 2017
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    Bryce Hirschberg

    AMAZING experience. Great job by staff promoting the films. Great Pre and Post parties. And best of all. Amazing venue! One of a kind experience seeing your film in a 150+ seat AMC movie theater!

    October 2017
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    Ari Felix

    Last year's festival was great, this year's was even better! Peter and Jon produce the MDFF and they do a fantastic job. Excellent communication, well-run and a lot of fun. AMC Classic Marina was the perfect venue for the screenings, providing a really great "film fest" vibe. Thanks for selecting THE OTHERS!

    October 2017
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    Bryce Parker

    It's a wonderful festival screened at a beautiful theater in Marina Del Rey. The low price of submission is great for value and the festival responds quickly to submissions.

    October 2017