Huntington Beach Film Festival 

February 22, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Huntington Beach Film Festival is the place to watch personal movies and discover up-and-coming filmmakers doing original work. Taking place at The Huntington Beach Library, it brings you four days of feature-length and short films ranging from comedies and animation to documentaries and international films. With an emphasis on diversity, the festival is a great way to see the stories you won't find at the multiplex, and hear from the filmmakers in post-screening Q&As. Tickets are required to attend the event and can be purchased online. Film submissions must be submitted with a script on FilmFreeway or Withoutabox

What Huntington Beach Film Festival is looking for:

Robert Gordon PD Reel, Winner Filmmaker of the Year 2016 Huntington Beach Film Festival 

  • Any genre, any length, narrative or documentary.

  • Any budget, no budget.  We value story over production value.

  • We love finding authentic voices and we love great writing.

  • We’re committed to discovering and promoting the work of women and minority filmmakers, and filmmakers from other under-represented groups, such as the LGBT+ community, or indigenous filmmakers from all over the world.

  • Subversion is very cool.  We like challenging authority.

  • Local Huntington Beach and Orange County filmmakers are especially encouraged to submit.  We want to support you.

  • Student filmmakers, especially locals, are also encouraged to submit.  You’re the future and we want to see your work.

  • Two other particular niches that we’re interested in:  filmmakers with stories about senior issues are encouraged to submit.

  • And finally, we’re in Huntington Beach, CA, also known as Surf City USA!  We’d love to see films about surfing, as well as films about the ocean and the environment. 

Run by Dan Lesser & Neema Sadeghi, 2016 Huntington Beach Film Festival Best Music VideoWinner,

RUN from Dan Lesser on Vimeo.

Name Change

Huntington Beach Film Festival changed their name in 2016 from SoCal Film Festival to Huntington Beach Film Festival. They did this because it better represents their festival. 

Information sourced from Huntington Beach Film Festival.