INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, SCREENING, & ACTING FILM FESTIVAL ~ participants being notified of winning status on September 20th 2024 with promotions and screenings early Nov 4,5 or 6 2024 TBA in West Los Angeles.

Top producers, directors and actors will receive prizes contracts & laurels along with IMDb credit. TOP PRIZE FOR OVERALL BEST OF WINNERS post production (finishing funds) and or distribution offers. Guaranteed screening and offers to be promoted in the markets if needed.

Winning overall best gets representation offer to be promoted screened and pitched world wide winning markets such as Cannes MarchΓ© Du Film, AFM American Film Market. European Film Market, Film London Production Finance Market, MIPCOM Cannes, ASIA TV Forum and Market, BANFF Media Festival. Toronto International Film Festival. Depending on what market your project needs.

Winning shorts offered contract for compilation Series.

* Shorts * Features * TV Series * Acting Reels * Unfinished Features * Pitch * Made for TV Films *

Overall best of the Festival Winners are offered a post production or distribution offer for features or in the short category compensation and request to be included for the best of the festival compilation along side famous actors like Sean Astin, D.B. Sweeney and Michael Muhney.

TOP PRIZE FOR OVERALL BEST OF WINNERS post production (finishing funds) /or distribution offers + WINNER LAUREL - Guaranteed screening In CA -
Winning shorts offered contract for compilation Series.

Other winning categories 1-5 with 5 being the Best and up for top prize!

1) SELECTED: accepted into the contest = OFFICIAL SELECTION LAUREL

2) SEMI-FINALIST: accepted into the contest = SEMI-FINALIST LAUREL

3) FINALIST: accepted into the contest & promoted on the website and social media = FINALIST SELECTION LAUREL and IMDb credit

4) WINNERS & RUNNERS-UP: accepted into the contest and promoted on website & social media, IMDb credit = WINNER LAUREL shorts and Features Screened in the festival

5) OVERALL BEST OF WINNERS AKA BLUE DIAMOND WINNERS promoted on the website, social media; along with post production (finishing funds) /or distribution offers = WINNER LAUREL - Shorts and Features Screened in the festival and sales promoter or agent offer to take your project to the markets.


You must not have current distribution. All submitting must have approval to submit from owner or be the owner of their project or actor in a reel.

Overall BEST of Winners for features, tv and shorts, will receive a guaranteed screening premiere and distribution offer, unfinished features or tv post production funds and reels and acting contract offer in a feature film.

All Category Winners, Overall best of WINNERS and 1st runner-ups are guaranteed to receive IMDb credit, laurels.

Not all film selected in the festival will be screened. Chosen Award Winners winners get a screening and representation. You will be notified no later than September 20th. Please allow one to two months after submitting your project to be judged. Not all accepted will be promoted, only top winners.

In addition, finalists and Award winners who do not respond to emails requiring more information or copies of films will not be screened. Please make sure you have confirmation 4 months prior to event to make sure you are going to be screened. There will be dates and instructions to follow to make sure you quality for a screening.

Overall Rating
  • Antonio J. Medina

    I traveled from LA to attend, having so many passionate film souls was heart healthy and a milestone to remember. Thank you to the festival team for what you do, looking forward to another successful event.

    August 2023
  • It was my favorite film festival!! Everyone was so helpful and friendly, and I enjoyed every moment! It was an honor to be included in the Spotlight International Film Festival and win an award for the Best High School Short film, and I hope to return again next year!!

    August 2023
  • First City Films

    Organizers, Jessica and Tiffany, go out of their way to make you feel welcome and important. There are quite a few awards and categories such as shorts, scripts and features. They have an acting demo reel competition too. Last years' reception was a bit better, but still had fun this year. Venue was nice. If you want even a little exposure for yourself or your film, it is definitely worth your submission.

    August 2023
  • Ernest Dempsey

    It's a really wonderful event and it was a pleasure to have my screenplay a winner at the festival. Keep up the good work.

    August 2023
  • I was honored to participate in this year's Spotlight International Film Festival! - πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    August 2023