october 5th - 13th
9 Days! October 5 - October 13, 2018. This is the fifth year of the exciting national and international film festival in the beautiful City of Glendale, California. The glorious Laemmle Glendale is our host venue in the center of downtown Glendale. Our opening night gala is on Friday, October 5, 2018 and the Awards Show will be held on Saturday October 13, 2018.
We are looking for films specifically that are themed about:
• Womens’ Health
• Women Leaders
• Womens' Empowerment
• Historic Preservation of Homes and Buildings
• Senior Citizens Lifestyle/Care in the Community
• Veteran's Stories and health
• Alzheimers Disease
• Cancer Success stories and Research of all types
• Environmental Issues
• Vintage Classic Films
• Action with a Message
We will show films and screenplays representing or made locally by film makers from around the world. For example "From Armenia With Love", "From Mexico With Love", "From Cuba With Love." "From Latin America With Love"
The theme of 2018 is bringing THE WORLD TOGETHER AS ONE!
We seek the highest quality films and screenplays. No matter what the story is, it should be told with original words and characters to express the point of the story. It is the stories we want to see and hear about in an original and fresh format with truly unique characters and plots.
Screenplay Reading Contests! One for short screenplays (20 pages and under), one for full length feature screenplays (under 200 pages). The screenplays are read by professional actors who will enact your screenplay and the selected readings and winners are decided by our judges prior to the readings. A scene from your screenplay (up to 10 pages) will be read in front of a live audience. The winners are announced at the conclusion of the readings. Awards will be presented at the Awards Show on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Films have the power to transform perspectives. They have been the staple of our cultural identity on both a national and international level. However, many people do not recognize the arduous labor that is involved throughout all departments within film. Our local community of Glendale harbors some of the greatest talented minds that have strayed from conventional systems to create their works. Their passions can be felt and it something that should be shared among an audience. Apart from watching the films countless times within an editing room or an office, nothing topples the majesty of watching works projected on a gigantic silverscreen within the solitude of a cinema. The reactions spawned from audience viewers takes the experience even further.
Our mission is to give the opportunity for the filmmakers and screenwriters to showcase their works as well as giving the audience unique experience in watching films that are not of the normal venue. In essence, films you might not see anywhere else.
We have witnessed how our event has benefited the local businesses and restaurants of Glendale. We have been met with praise and have been awarded for our delivery by The Mayor of Glendale, Vartan Gharpetian, the 43rd Assembly District, by Laura Friedman and the California State Senate by Anthony Portantino and we plan to do it again for the love of film making, screenwriting and bringing the cinematic arts to Glendale
Panel discussions, about film making, screenwriting and men and women in film will enlighten and entertain. Q&A after each block of films along with networking parties, dinners and good times (lots of parties and fun!) This is where you can meet with your film making friends from around the world, expand your contacts and have great screenings of your work in very elegant surroundings during this 10 day festival.
We have many special awards categories. A spotlight category for Women Film Makers and Screenwriters as well as our special awards for film makers residing in the Glendale/Burbank/Los Angeles/Pasadena areas. International, national and local films are invited as well as web series, short shorts, animation and student films. We are especially looking for films and screenplays that address the human condition and its journey and films with a scientific bent, environmental and action films with a message! Comedy, drama, sci-fi are all welcome, especially any film, short or screenplay with an unusual idea that has to do with science, research, technology or any other unusual avant garde idea.
Each film/screenplay that is submitted is watched and read from beginning to end by our panel of judges, so you know you will receive proper consideration of your creative work.
For our returning film makers and screenwriters we offer a 25% discount on your submission fees. So, if you have been in the festival in the last four years this discount applies to you!
Submit today via online screener for films and pdf for screenplays! Please do not mail or drop off anything as you will not be considered.
PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST FEE WAIVERS, WE CANNOT GRANT THOSE AT THIS TIME. DEADLINE WAIVERS ONLY.