California Indies is based in Santa Monica and aims to provide a virtual online cultural alternative to the commercial film experience, support independent filmmakers, and promote the art of indie cinema and its related disciplines.
The festival has a bi-monthly and annual structure. The festival is dedicated to international and American short films of all genres, aiming to find new voices and perspectives to celebrate the power of cinema, independent filmmaking and arts.
We also promote our award winners in LA Indies magazine of California. We champion indie filmmaking and provide the right tools to our official selections to succeed in marketing, promoting and screening indie films.
We are excited to welcome artists from all over the world. We believe in the power of independent cinema and seek original voices in various sections of the competition.
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Science Fiction
Best Student Film
Best Independent Film
Best Music Video
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Unproduced Script
Best Produced Script
U.S. and international projects completed after 2018 are accepted.
All rights of the projects must be cleared.
Premiere status is not required.
Entry fees are non refundable.