This years festival to take place AMC Marina Marketplace, Marina del Rey from October 4-8.

Have your film screened at the AMC Theaters Marina Marketplace !! The Marina del Rey Film Festival a sixth year independent festival, would like to invite you to submit your film. Marina del Rey is a hotbed of activity for film and technology on the Westside of Los Angeles (AKA Silicon Beach). The festival is accepting films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world from features to shorts. Its goals are to promote the spirit of film-making and indie film in Marina del Rey and Los Angeles. Our festival will take place at AMC Theaters. Awards gala and festival party's at local venues. All submissions are $25.00 and open!!!

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Awards & Prizes

Prizes to be announced

Rules & Terms

Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into the festival does not guarantee award or prize. Submission fee's are nonrefundable. Marina del Rey Film Festival reserves the right to change our programming and event party's without notice.

6 Reviews

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    Ed Moy

    Fun little festival. I was only able to make it to the final day as my short played inside the Cinetransformer truck parked by the beach. There was a red carpet setup to take pictures for the filmmakers and their guests. The founders seem like genuinely good guys giving indie filmmakers a shot at screening their work to bigger audience. Honored to have gotten selected to premier my short documentary Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story.

    August 2016
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    Mauro Blanco

    I have nothing but great things to say about The Marina del Rey Film Festival. It was such a pleasant experience. For starters, the founders/organizers are just awesome people. They, Jon Gusha, Peter Greene and Sandie West are personable and do care about the filmmakers, especially, the indie filmmakers, who are struggling to get their films screened, out there. I had some great and interesting chats with all three of them. I felt at ease, also, when both Peter and Jon told me, the day before my screening, that they had tested my blu-ray and they do so with each and every one of them. That doesn’t happen everywhere. My film screened at the Cinemark XD and it looked and sounded fantastic on that big screen. After the screening, there was the get together, the networking at the lounge upstairs, which was a lot of fun, met some very interesting people and filmmakers.
    Next day was a riveting experience. All films were shown in the Cine Transformer. It’s this incredible truck, used by the major studios, which has about 90 seats and an incredible sound system that trembles your seat. It was placed right by Mother’s Beach, in the Marina. I got to see a lot of interesting films and meet some great, talented people. In other words, I loved it. Watch this festival get bigger and bigger.

    August 2016
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    Edward King

    Marina del Rey FF is a great festival for the value because it puts your work on a theater screen. It was a great experience to be able to see our film on the big screen at Cinemark. Thank you Peter and Jon.

    August 2016
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    Denise Khumalo

    The Cinetransformer truck was a fun way to show our films, everyone was friendly and helpful.

    August 2016
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    Charles Ortiz

    There will come a day when Jon, Sandie, Eric and Peter will own one of the most important film festivals in California and that's because they are malleable, decent people who care about filmmakers, the community they venue in and vision to carry out a festival in places that make sense.

    August 2016