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California Film Awards

California Film Awards

Contact

6977 Navajo Road, Suite 225
San Diego, CA 92119

Web: calfilmawards.com
Email: info@calfilmawards.com

Contact: James Nicholas

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Objective

Each year, at our exclusive Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner, the California Film Awards recognizes excellence in filmmaking in several competition categories with the prestigious California Film Awards. The Official Jury will award deserving films, filmmakers, and writers in the following categories: Best Picture, Screenplay, Directing, Actor, Actress, Art Design, Cinematography, Editing, Animation, Short Films, Feature Narratives, Documentaries, Foreign Films, Music Videos, Experimental Films, First-Time Directors, California Films, and Student Films. In addition, Special Jury Prizes and cash awards will be awarded to several standout films and screenplays at the discretion of the Jury.

Deadline/Entry Fees

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Rules

All fiction, documentary, and short films of any form or genre can apply to the California Film Awardsl. Films should have been completed no earlier than three years prior to the submission date.

Works in progress are accepted.

Awarded films and filmmakers are announced publicly at our annual Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner held in La Jolla, California. The California Film Awards reserves the right to display clips of awarded films at its annual Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner The Awards Ceremony is open to all media.

All foreign and international entrants must clearly label their packages "No commercial value. For cultural purposes only."

The cost of shipping an entry to the California Film Awards must be paid by the entrant. All international entries must be sent with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper.

Students receive a $10 discount. Please include a copy of your student ID.

DVDs and videos must be clearly labeled with name of film, running time and contact information.

The entry fee is nonrefundable.

Submission copies will not be returned.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must have its own submission form filled out and fee paid.

The filmmaker will assume shipping costs of material and print to the California Film Awards.

Films produced in languages other than English should have legible English subtitles.

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work.

The selection committees - and juries - decisions are final.

Awards

Each year at the annual California Film Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner, awards and cash prizes are bestowed upon all the winning filmmakers and screenwriters. Juried awards are given in several categories to celebrate achievements in filmmaking, screenwriting and acting. Cash prizes are awarded for the Grand Jury Prize, presented to the best film in competition among all categories, and select Special Jury Prizes awarded for originality of vision and superior execution as determined by a jury of industry professionals.

California Film Awards

Contact

6977 Navajo Road, Suite 225
San Diego, CA 92119

Web: calfilmawards.com
Email: info@calfilmawards.com

Contact: James Nicholas

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
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California Film Awards

Contact

6977 Navajo Road, Suite 225
San Diego, CA 92119

Web: calfilmawards.com
Email: info@calfilmawards.com

Contact: James Nicholas

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

California Film Awards Announces Contest Results

Pearl, written by Lyvia A. Martinez, has been named the winner of the California Film Awards Screenplay Competition.

Screenplay Competition
1st Place: Pearl written by Lyvia A. Martinez
2nd Place: Squiddy, Sedona, and Me written by Steven M. Hirohama
3rd Place: How I Became a Hot Chick With Average Breast Size written by Dong Won Kang
4th Place: Marriagehood written by John Harris
5th Place: Worm written by Keir Burrows

Official Finalists
Land of The Free, Home of The Slave written by Cliff Zimowski
The Last Exodus written by Michael Baley
Taking The Last Shot written by Randy Hatch
Detective Force written by Randall Sawka
The City of Burning Bridges written by Ivana Dolic
My Mother's Eyes written by Matthew Paris
Rethinking Rhea written by Bradford Williams & Anne Dunkin
Forgive Not Their Trespasses written by John J. Maffucci
The Lord's Lie written by Randy Hatch
Getting the Business written by Haik Hakobian

Honorable Mentions
The Helping Stone written by Robert Tolz
Old Habits Die Hard written by Michael Cox
Letters From Wolfie written by James Christopher
Committed written by Jeff Sussman
Turning the Right Way written by Jose Olivier
Complaisant 1 written by Tiffany Jaide Hightower
Love Interrupted written by Rewa Fyles
Original Sin written by Charles Conrad Laulette
Neversleep written by Giles Daoust
Out of the Wetlands written by Bruce Golde

Short Script Competition
1st Place: Disabled Parking written by Alon Bar
2nd Place: Shopping Mall Santa written by John Harris
3rd Place: Silent Partner written by Philip Henson
4th Place: Twin Graves written by Paul Ellington
5th Place: Small Potatoes written by Charles Laulette

Official Finalists
Zombeo & Juliecula written by Richard Moon, Colleen Kelly, and Isabel J Hildebrandt
You Bet written by Sky Wang
Dating Alfie written by Paul Ellington
The Things My Father Never Taught Me written by Burleigh Smith


The 2012 California Film Awards Ceremony will be held January 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM in the Mission Bay Ballroom at the beautiful Bahia Resort Hotel situated directly on the world-famous Mission Bay in San Diego, California. All award-winning films and filmmakers will be announced publicly and to the media at this time.

Updated: 01/11/2013
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California Film Awards

Contact

6977 Navajo Road, Suite 225
San Diego, CA 92119

Web: calfilmawards.com
Email: info@calfilmawards.com

Contact: James Nicholas

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.6/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2 stars2 stars (1.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Steven Solomon

An interview with screenwriter Steven Solomon regarding the California Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/12/2011
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