PCFF was made to celebrate the talent of student filmmakers and to realize a space for community building. Palomar College's inaugural student short film festival is organized by Palomar Film Club. As students of Palomar's media studies program, we've seen the amazing work produced by our peers and wanted to craft an event that recognizes students' creativity and hard work. With this event we hope to spark excitement for the art of filmmaking, connect emerging filmmakers and enjoy great films!


PFC celebrates the art of cinema via weekly screenings, discussions, and zine publication. Since Spring 2021, PFC has screened over 60 films from a diverse range of genres, artistic movements and cultures. The club is open to all students regardless of major. The discussions pre- and post-screening encourage media literacy and knowledge of film history to further enrich enjoyment of films.


Audience Choice Award - Awarded based on audience vote
Palomar D'or - Awarded based on vote from Jury Panel

Palomar College Film Festival accepts submissions produced from the year 2020 onwards and from students of the college across its campuses from Class of 2020 onward. PCFF accepts films produced independently by students and those made as part of classes taken at Palomar.

Runtime for films must be 15 minutes or less.

One submission per student, or a student can work in a major creative role for only one submission to the festival.

With your submission, PCFF/PFC is given consent to use any and all promotional materials such as film trailer, film stills, poster and other promotional materials from accepted films for promotional purposes on PCFF/PFC social media platforms including the PCFF website and PFC Instagram.

Notice of result for selection will be sent to the email used for your FilmFreeway account. Please use an active email to ensure a timely response to our decision.