Shine your talents in sunny San Diego! The The Southern California International Film Festival is a part of the GO Independent series of film festivals in the FAME family. Our goal is to give more opportunities for independent filmmakers and screenwriters to showcase and promote their art.  

After a 2 year hiatus our west coast festival is back to support, inspire and champion the brave and passionate work of our artists!

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We are producing a full on, live film festival and awards ceremony. HOWEVER, we are susceptible to country, state and local laws, which enforce specific, gathering guidelines. To that end, circumstances beyond our control include venue policy and protocol, and insurance limitations.

For the year 2021 and for the foreseeable future, we will be producing both a virtual and live event. Please understand, before submitting, that with little to no notification, we may have to change presentation formats.


We are accepting submissions for Feature & Short Narrative Films, Feature length & Short Documentaries, Screenplays, Teleplays, Music Videos, Trailers and Art & Design. All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the filmmaker or screenwriter. Productions produced from 2010 to June 2021 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. All films must be submitted on DVD (Region 1), Blu-ray or online screener for consideration by the Jury.

All entries must be sent to FAME, LLC. Videos and DVDs submitted will not be returned unless accompanied by SASE. Films selected for The Southern California International Film Festival will be announced no later than October 04, 2021.

All presentation materials for The Southern California International Film Festival must arrive no later than September 24, 2021 (post marked by September 20, 2021). Please notify us by mail or email of any address changes.

The Southern California International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted, film accepted, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that The Southern California International Film Festival may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or The Southern California International Film Festival Event and F.A.M.E. related promotion via print, web and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The submitters shall indemnify and hold harmless The Southern California International Film Festival and F.A.M.E. LLC related entities, it's vendors, sponsors and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

If 'Nominated', presence at the Awards Ceremony is NOT required to Win.

Overall Rating
  • James Carroll

    Great Festival. Great communications. It was an honor to be part of it.

    March 2018
  • Jack McLaughlin

    Fantastic! Fernando the creator and director is the best! Networking is encouraged and supported. Super!

    February 2018
  • Warren Hull

    Fernando and his team are awesome. Great festival for any level of screenwriter. Highly recommend the GO Independent International Film Festival for writers (and filmmakers) who are looking to have their work seen in LA.

    January 2018
  • Diana Lee Woody

    Great festival with awesome networking.

    December 2017
  • Danielle Kronenberg

    Such a great festival! Communication is excellent! Venue and hospitality were fantastic too. Thank you!!!
    Will most certainly enter my next film into this festival.

    December 2017