The inaugural Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Film Festival is now in the books!

Brentwood & Pacific Palisades Film Festival was minutes away from the heart of the entertainment community in Hollywood and next to the beaches of Southern California.

It's a film festival created by filmmakers for filmmakers. We were proud to create an event to encourage creativity and inspire filmmakers with access to networking, panels with talent and distribution, film distribution and the latest in filming technology.

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Laurels will be given to finalists, official selections and winners.

Attending winners will receive video interviews.

Here TV, the largest LGBTQ television and streaming network network in the world, will broadcast the top winner from the LGBTQ category on all US cable operators, satellite providers and telcos as well as Amazon, Roku, Sling TV, Google Play and the Here TV app (

Prizes will be raffled during the opening night party, screening and closing night parties. Must be present for prizes.

The Legacy Award will be presented to Maria Conchita Alonso. The Epic Award is to be presented to Eric Roberts and John Savage.

Awards will be given for each of the categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Nature and Animals
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Web Series
Best Mini Movie
Best Mini Movie Documentary
Best Mini Movie Inspiration and Wellness
Best Mini Movie Nature and Animals
Best Mini Movie Female Filmmaker
Best Mini Movie Music
Best Mini Movie Sports
Best VR, AR, Drone Film

Best Student Filmmaker*
Best Mini Movie Student Filmmaker*
*A $500+ grant will be given to the winning student filmmaker.

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actress
Best Comedian

The films will be selected by a jury.

Submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway only.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Submissions must be the intellectual property of the submitter and/or their team.

Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Film Festival or Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Film Festival will not be held responsible for any claims stemming from the failure of the creator/submitter to properly obtain the rights to material submitted and/or screened.

Multiple category submissions are allowed per film and per festival.

You will be notified by or on the notification date if your submission has been selected as a semi-finalist.

Only selected submissions qualify to be part of the live screenings. Semi-finalist submissions do not qualify for live screenings. These submissions are pre-selected by celebrity judges and jury and will be notified if they qualify for a live screening as the programming progresses.

If your film is selected, you will receive further instructions on how to submit a screening copy and all of the materials needed for the live screening. If you fail to deliver the materials by the specified deadline, we can not guarantee the screening as part of the festival.

Entries that are not in English should be dubbed in English.

All decisions made by the Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Festival are final.

By participating in the Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Film Festival you agree to hold the Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Film Festival and its employees, directors and representatives harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possessions or use of any prize.

By participating, you grant the Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie FilmFestival the right to use the name, logo and content of your submission for awards presentation, highlight reels and promotional material.

Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Mini Movie Film Festival reserve the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, screening and activities if necessary.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for having us award!

    July 2020
  • Elliott Haimoff

    Efficient and timely communications, magnificent theater and location, quite a fantastic inaugural festival.
    Dr. Elliott Haimoff

    June 2019