Rules and Guidelines

Complete rules and guidelines can be found no our FilmFreeway page. The basics are below.

– The submitter must be directly involved (producer, director, screenwriter) with the project or legally authorized to represent the project submitted;

– Projects are only considered for the categories for which they are entered into;

– All commercial/private property including all trademark, copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. The SoCal Film Awards will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copy-written materials;

– All submissions must be submitted via digital screener (Vimeo, other screening service; or for screenplays – PDFs only. We DO NOT accept physical submissions (DVD, Blu-Ray, printed scripts etc);

– Award categories are decided at the discretion of the SoCal Film Awards and may be subject to change;

– All decisions are final;

– We do not accept pornographic material.

– We do watch your movie/screenplay in its entirety and give it honest and thoughtful consideration;

– We do not do any type of public exhibition or display of your movie other than a trailer or approved promotional clips, so your movie will still qualify as a premiere in any festival you choose to submit to.

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