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UCLA Extension Film Festival

Thank you to all of our students for their impressive submissions to UCLAxFilmFest 2020! We have been blown away by the incredible talent within our student body. UCLAxFilmFest 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. We will notify all students and industry guests of the new date as soon as it is finalized. Please check back here for ongoing updates on Officially Selected Films and the film festival event date. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.

The UCLAxFilmFest showcases the best short films by current and former Entertainment Studies students. We are excited to celebrate with our local and international film community and to share the achievements of our talented students.

UCLAxFilmFest Sizzle Reel

Featured Films:
Zoe + Ari: Writer Elise Zell | Selah: Director Maya Cryor | Gringa: Producer Lana Link | Not Alone: Producer Ran Yatim | Over Again: Writer/Director Marc Pannia | The Cowboy: Director/Producer: Omid Shabkhiz | A Peculiar Smell: Writer/Director Eva B. Saunders | The Director’s Treatment: Writer/Director Heinz Kobernik | La Madre Buena (The Good Mother): Writer/Director Sarah Clift


Best Film
Best Director
Audience Choice
Best Unique and Artistic Film
Entertainment Studies Staff Pick

The winner of each award will receive Final Draft and Movie Magic Scheduling software and a free UCLA Extension class.

All official selections will receive Chemical Wedding’s Artemis Pro and Helios Pro Filmmaker apps.

The Festival may add additional award categories and prizes, to be announced during the submission window.

The UCLAxFilmFest 2020 is made possible in part by generous sponsorship from:





Congratulations to the UCLAxFilmFest 2019 winning films and filmmakers!

Best Film:

La Madre Buena (The Good Mother) – Written and Directed by Sarah Clift

Best Unique and Artistic Film:

Holly Goes to Therapy – Written and Directed by Cat Ventura

Best Director:

Claudia Murray for Gringa – Co-Written and Produced by Lana Link

Entertainment Studies Staff Pick:

La Madre Buena (The Good Mother) – Written and Directed by Sarah Clift

Audience Choice Award:

Turning the Tables – Written and Directed by Jay Rowan Tanner

Congratulations to the filmmakers whose films were selected to screen at UCLAxFilmFest 2019!