The SoCal Clips Indie Film Fest is an International Short Film Festival that showcases the Creativity and Innovation inspired by the limitations of an ultra-low budget. Held at the Historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. SoCal CIFF has quickly become a premier spotlight for independent filmmakers to showcase original short films within a $10,000 budget limitation. If Selected to screen at the SoCal CIFF you become a member of our growing community that creates lasting connections through cinematic Art. The Festival screens approximately 100 short films over 3 days with parties, prizes and industry professionals in attendance.

Voted one of the "Best emerging Film Festivals in Los Angeles"- (The Film Fest Spot. 2015)


SoCal CIFF awards $10,000 worth of prizes in each category and sub-categories. They will be announced as the festival approaches.
Sub-Categories include:
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Actor
Best Original Soundtrack

Your budget must not exceed $10,000
Shorts must not exceed 30 minutes TRT.
All DVD's must be sent under region 1 (NO BLU-RAYS)
You Must include your budget in the notes sections.
Films must be submitted ready for screening. No changes can be made once a film has been accepted.
To be screened as an Academy Award Qualifying film you must follow the Academy film specifications.

Overall Rating
  • Anthony Bradford

    Such a great festival! Have had the pleasure to screen here with two films and each time it has been such an enjoyable experience. I have met such other great filmmakers and all the blocks of films featured are well made and quality.

    November 2018
  • Adam Losurdo

    A great film festival run by professional and a kind group of people. Excellent communication and a great location for the screenings. Highly recommended. Would submit to SoCal again!

    September 2017
  • Edina Kishonthy

    I very nice festival in Los Angeles with much needed attention to the micro-budget film maker. Well organized, classy, highly recommend submitting here.

    August 2017
  • Franklin Fuentes

    Amazing festival! Everyone is extremely friendly, professional and caring. The best festival I've attended to so far. Definitely going to continue submitting here!

    August 2017