ABOUT SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
The 16th Santa Monica Film Festival honors the best films, artists and technicians of 2021.

PROGRAMMERS
The 2021 Santa Monica Film Festival programmers consist of Emmy Nominated, award winning filmmakers, artists, technicians and Director members of the Directors Guild.

ALUMNI
Santa Monica Film Festival alumni filmmakers are invited to be participate in future festivals as programming and organizers of the festival.

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IN PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-person screenings and events may be scheduled for the 16th Santa Monica Film Festival pending national guidelines, state mandated government orders and Santa Monica Film Festival determined best practices.

ONLINE SCREENINGS & EVENTS
Online screenings and events will be scheduled for the 16th Santa Monica Film Festival.

AWARDS
Santa Monica Film Festival awards for artistic and technical merit in the entertainment industry in recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements.

OTHER PRIZES
Cash and sponsored service prizes may be awarded to Award recipients.

SUBMISSION TO MULTIPLE CATEGORIES
Projects may be submitted in all awards eligible categories.

*Due to the global pandemic caused by Coronavirus/COVID-19, all matters of rules and eligibility for the 16th Santa Monica Film Festival are subject to change based on national guidelines, state mandated government orders and Santa Monica Film Festival determined best practices.

AWARDS ELIGIBLE
To be awards eligible projects must meet all qualifications in their respective categories.

SUBMIT TO MULTIPLE CATEGORIES
Projects may be submitted in all awards eligible categories.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • JAYNEY MACKIE

    Thanks for having us guys. Great festival

    April 2021
  • Many thanks to the SMFF programming team and Jury for the Honorable Mention! I hope to physically attend the festival in the future.

    February 2021
  • Sheri Sussman

    This is always a great festival!

    January 2021
  • Melissa Purner

    We are honored to have been recognized by the SMIFF 2020 festival for our film The Tampon. Santa Monica is home to many of our crew members and served as the location for some of our film. Being a part of this festival was extra special since its our hometown. We can't wait to come back in the future!

    January 2021
  • Christina Zorich

    We are honored and grateful to have been a part of SMIF 2020. Thank you so very much for including us with an Honorable Mention Award!

    January 2021