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Doina selected by Edgemar Film Festival!

Doina was just selected by the Edgemar Film Festival in Santa Monica (CA)! Member of the Jury, Academy Award Winner SUSAN SARANDON! California here we come! See you there by the end of March. For more info: ...

It Happened in The Valley...Casablanca via Van Nuys

When The Valley Film Festival was first founded, one of the main reasons was to correct cinema history. Sort of. For instance, when you think of the classic film Casablanca, you think "Hollywood" when you should be thinking Burbank and Van Nuys...The Valley! When Isla's plane takes off, leaving a broken-hearted Rick behind on the airstrip in Casablanca, it wasn't from the comforts of the Warner Bros. lot like the rest of the Burbank...but what is now the Van Nuys...

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Fresno Film Festival

We welcome films of any genre or film category, such as animation, documentary, narrative fiction, etc. Submissions need to be 30 minutes or shorter in length. An “Audience Award” winner and “John Kelley Excellence in Cinematography Award” winner will be announced on the final day of the festival.

The Fresno Film Festival is sponsored by Fresno Filmworks, a non-profit group committed to bringing independent, experimental and foreign films to Central California. Filmmakers and directors will be invited to present their films and interact with our audience. Our goal is to provide a film experience that is thought provoking and joyful for an audience hungry for alternatives to the multiplex.

We invite filmmakers to join us in our celebration of cinema at the Fresno Film Festival at the historic 750-seat art deco Tower Theater, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located mid-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Fresno is the largest inland city in California, and home to several colleges and universities. Fresno is both the center of the largest farm economy in the U.S. and the gateway to Yosemite National Park and the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains. Fresno is home to one of the most ethnically diverse populations in California, with large Latino and Asian populations. Our festival encourages films that will appeal to diverse and underrepresented audiences.

Fresno Filmworks is a community-based non-profit group committed to showing independent, experimental and foreign films in Fresno. We are supported through the Fresno Arts Council and have a large and committed audience that attends our regular monthly film screenings.

1) Screening materials should be sent on DVD or VHS, although accepted films can be projected from Beta SP, DVD, or 35 mm.
2) All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
3) A press kit is recommended but not required; however we do request that you label your entry with title, director’s name, and running time.
4) The festival cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to materials submitted.
5) Screeners will not be returned, do not send originals.
6) More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.

To submit an entry, please visit our festival page on by clicking the image below. The deadline is January 31st. The extended deadline is February 5th, but submission fees will be slightly higher. Thank you! Any further questions can be addressed to

Fresno Film Festival call for entries

7th annual Fresno Film Festival April 1 – 3, 2011 Call for Entries! See below for deadlines. SHORT FILM – ALL GENRES We welcome films of any genre or film category, such as animation, documentary, narrative fiction, etc. Submissions need to be 30 minutes or shorter in length. An “Audience Award” winner and “John Kelley Excellence in Cinematography Award” winner will be announced on the final day of the festival. MISSION & OBJECTIVE The Fresno Fi...

8th annual San Diego International Children's Film Festival

The 8th annual San Diego International Children`s Film Festival showcases short live-action and animated films from around the world made for children. The festival takes place July 20 - Aug. 7, 2011 at Comic-Con International, the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park and the Carlsbad City Library. We are looking for short films made for children, 20 minutes RT or less. Filmmaker entry is free. Send an e-mail to to ask for an entry form.  ...

The Sacramento French Film Festival presents An Italian Straw Hat as a Cinema Concert

  Coming up on January 29th & 30th at the Crest Theatre - The Sacramento French Film Festival presents a Cinema Concert featuring a silent comedy & live music performed by the Sacramento Philharmonic. The Sacramento French Film Festival presents a one-of-a-kind event: the North-American premiere of An Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de paille d'Italie, 1928), one of the most famous and funny French silent film by acclaimed director René Clair, with new musical score. Music wi...

Palm Springs 22nd offers a cascade of stars

by Alex Deleon If you came to Palm Springs for the waters you were not misinformed, and if you came to see stars there were ample rewards here at the Red Carpet Opening Awards Gala. The local paper. "The Desert Sun", which offers a four page daily supplement on the festival, called it "beyond Cannes" which wasn't too far off the mark. A partial listing of the A-listers who arrived (and some of their special awards) follows:Robert Duvall (Lifetime Achievement, well chosen), presented by Aaron Ec...

Submit to the San Clemente Surf Film Festival

The 1st Annual San Clemente Surf Film Festival is accepting submissions until May 1, 2011. The festival will take place August 5-7, 2011 in San Clemente, California. Go to to submit your film. Laurel ZwillingFestival Director ...

PSIFF Daily, January 07, 2011

        Last night, Thursday January 06, saw the open of the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Palm Springs mayor, Stephen Pougnet, the PSIFF chairman Harold Matzner and festival director Darryl Mac Donald opened with speeches thanking the volunteers who make the festival possible and the filmmakers of the 200 international films that will screen at the festival over the next 10 days from 70 countries.    Speech...

Sunset in Santa Monica

Sunset in Santa Monica during the AFM. What sight! Not a bad locale for meeting and discussing.

Butterflies at The Valley Film Festival tonight at 7PM - article

The screening of the Award winning film about YouTubers takes place tonight at 7PM at The Valley Film Festival in Los Angeles. To find our more about the film, read today's article on  Looking forward to seeing you here: Valley Film Festival Saturday, November 13 @ 7:00pm CAP Theatre 13752 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  Want to know more about the documentary? Click here ...

The Valley Film Festival wants to know...Who's at AFM?

The Valley Film Festival wants to know if you're in L.A. and in Santa Monica and at AFM. Is this your first time? Have you attended several times? Let us know what you're doing there and what's shaking on the floor or in the lobby!     ...

Countdown To VFF10...T-Minus 10 Days!

We're almost there! Can you feel the excitement through your computer? In 10 days, we'll be holding court at the historic El Portal Theatre, and here's your official invitation! To start off the magical day, join us for our mini-expo: The 1st Annual Valley Indie Filmmaker Expo Presented by AVS   To celebrate 10 years of showcasing independent cinema, The Valley Film Festival has teamed up with Advantage Video Systems (AVS) to launch The 1st Annual Valley In...

Paso Digital Film Festival Uncorks it's 2010 blend

The Paso Digital Film Festival Uncorks it's 2010 blend, of Film, Technology, Music, Characters, and Wine...November 19-23, in Paso Robles, Central Calif. and live in HD worldwide a wild west digital film fest in cowboy wine country south and sideways of Sundance.The festival will screen the HBO movie "Temple Grandin" with the Emmy Award winning director Mick Jackson, (Bodyguard and LA Story) attending the screening to accept the Humanitarian Award. Plus, producers Marc & Brenda Lhormer will scre...

The Valley Film Festival ~ "Made in the (818)" Shorts Program

Made in the (818) is The Valley Film Festival's signature showcase of films shot in or showcasing, and/or made by filmmakers currently living in The Valley.  VFF believes that the San Fernando Valley has a diverse landscape for every film shoot, whether you're using the backlot of Universal Studios or shooting guerrilla style at Hansen Dam. VFF encourages local production by creating a showcase just for these films, and we hope you'll consider the fabulous San Fernando Valley for your next fi...

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will go for 8

8th Annual Festival to be Held March 9-13, 2011 The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will run the eighth annual festival, March 9-13, 2011. Presented by Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute and NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries, the Festival will again take place adjacent to the Aquarium’s entrance at Theatre 39 on PIER 39.With a reputation as the largest and most diverse festival of its kind, the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival features documentaries, animations, narratives and ot...

"The Impossible Fact" among nomination finalists at the SoCal Independent Film Festival

"The Impossible Fact" (El Hecho Imposible) was recently announced to make part of the nomination finalists in the category of "Best Directing" at the SoCal Independent Film Festival in Huntington Beach. This is an invitation to check out further information on the following web page: ...

A new Festival in Beverly Hills, at last!

The Invocation will receive the 2010 Humanitarian Award at the Beverly Hills Film, TV and New Media Festival, directed by Emmanuel Itier(“Scarecrow”). “The Invocation” is a quest to explain the notion of “God” around the World, in our daily life, and through Religion, Spirituality, Science, History, Politics, Philosophy and Entertainment. The film features over 80 interviews with various leaders in diverse fields as well as the common people living in the many geographical areas visi...

Nobody Knows Where the Bullet Goes

It has now been confirmed that besides Regina Jackson, Director of the venerable East Oakland Youth Development Center, Oakland Chief of Police, Chief Batts, will speak at the Premiere of "Nobody Knows Where the Bullet Goes."More Details to follow. Film Back-Story:This film frames the tragic dynamic of people who have been shot/killed by bullets never intended for them. The film's back-story is about a teen who has lost adear friend to a random bullet. He has shut himself off from the...

The Valley Film Festival/Dances With Films September Mixer - 9/21

It's T-Minus 54 days to VFF10 and we're 3 days behind schedule, but that's not going to stop us from hanging out with our friends at Dances With Films!  If you're sensing a trend here, you're right. VFF & DWF have merged our monthly mixers. As an FYI, they're the 3rd Tuesday of the month and will alternate between The Valley, Hollywood, and West Side.  Last month we closed down The Hudson LA (WeHo) & this month, we're going to rock The Smokehouse across from War...


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