The California Film Awards
Based in one of America's most picturesque beach communities, the
California Film Awards recognizes and celebrates important world
cinema that represents the forefront of aesthetic, critical and
entertainment standards in contemporary independent filmmaking and
screenwriting. The California Film Awards honors new and cutting-edge
foreign independent films in several competition categories.
Partnering with notable film industry companies, film educators,
directors, producers, and writers, the California Film Awards provides
a forum for talented filmmakers to be recognized for their work,
creativity, and achievements.
The 2013 California Film Awards Ceremony will be held January 25, 2014
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.
Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner
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
awards will be awarded to several standout films and screenplays at the
discretion of the Jury.
The California Film Awards proudly supports the craft of screenwriting
by discovering and recognizing important new talent through our annual
Screenplay Competition. Top screenplays in the competition are awarded
based on the quality and originality of the work. The California Film
Awards seeks to discover and award new and original voices in
screenwriting from around the globe.
The Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner is open to