The California Film Awards
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, honoring new and cutting-edge American and 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 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.
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.