Catalina Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival
13547 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 200
Los Angeles, United States

2020, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Fri 12th Jun 20
Wed 23rd Sep to Sun 27th Sep

Wed 25th Sep to Sun 29th Sep
Submission deadline: Wed 12th Jun 19

Festival Overview

Our non-profit mission on the USA's only west coast resort island (right here in Los Angeles County), is to help celebrate and promote our filmmakers to the Los Angeles arts and entertainment community, but also to help support the local community of Catalina (“Hollywood’s Island”) with all of its rich cinema history and protected beauty.

Through our screenings, industry panels and networking events, the festival attendees are exposed to the Hollywood experience through a wide spectrum of film, industry meetings and interactions. Separate from our main film competitions, and along with our beneficiary the Catalina Island Conservancy, we also have special honors for filmmakers dedicated to conservation who are nurturing their goal of protecting, restoring, and experiencing the power of nature.

Our festival mission is designed to help create a platform for the filmmakers to be seen, but more importantly, to help get them the industry exposure they will need to help sustain their craft for many years to come.


All mainstream and specialty awards with industry prizes. Please go to for more information on our latest competitions and awards.


Action Adaptation Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Experimental Fantasy Foreign Language French Gay and Lesbian Historical Horror Independent Jewish Musical National Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Student Thriller War Western Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Ron Truppa
Festival Director
Ron Truppa
Founder / Festival Director


Open to the public


Various genres, filmmakers and screenplay writers. Please go to for more information on our eligibility for your project.


Secure Online submission (preferred) or DVD to evaluate submissions. Final Print exhibition formats accepted are DVD, Blu-Ray, DCP, HD .MOV file, or 35mm Film.


Various fees based on various deadlines for each genre, length and screenplay submission. Please go to for more information on our fees.

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