The second annual South Bay Film & Music Festival will present the community, visiting filmmakers and special guests with a celebration of the arts.

From film presentations and galas, to music showcases and workshops, the event will provide a broad range of exciting programs. Along the way, artists and audiences will be treated to first-class hospitality, with happy hours, brunches and evening receptions, from the Opening Night kick off to the Closing Night Gala.

Hosted only 15 miles from Hollywood, by the Hermosa Beach Community Center, organizers will present a diverse slate of films, including: Narrative & Documentary selections, Cause Cinema Spotlight and Action Sports Showcase.

The event is being produced by festival veteran Jon Fitzgerald, who was a co-founder of Slamdance, before moving on to lead AFI Fest, Santa Barbara FF and many others.

There will be a great emphasis on hospitality, industry networking and creating unique experiences for filmmakers, musicians and audiences.

This spectacular event is sure to have something for everyone!

Awards and Prizes will be offered in the following categories:

Cause Cinema Award
Action Sports Pioneer Award
Grand Prize (Narrative, Documentary, Short)

Distribution prizes will be offered to winners in each category (all terms and conditions for actual agreements subject to mutual consent of filmmakers and distributors)

Films should be submitted via streaming options and/or DVD.

Official selections will be presented in DCP or Blue Ray format.

Overall Rating
  • Thomas Torrey

    An amazing experience as a filmmaker. Lead by a veteran of the festival programming community, Jon Fitzgerald, South Bay was a highlight amongst our film's circuit tour. As a first-year festival, South Bay sprinted out of the gate in 2016, and could easily be one of Southern CA's best contenders in the coming years.

    June 2016
  • Mike Guest

    A real pleasure to deal with festival organisers about showing are film

    June 2016