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UCLAxFilmFest 2020 is going virtual!

Watch an exceptional collection of bold short films from around the world and garner up-to-date insights from industry panels!

Exclusively on August 14th, 15th and 16th (Fri-Sun)

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 2020 Official Selections

We are thrilled to announce our Official Selections:

Written & Directed by Natasha Lewin

Written, Directed & Produced by D.J. Haye

Written & Directed by Kylie Eaton

Face Your Fears
Written, Directed & Produced by Neil Stevens

Written, Directed & Produced by Salvatore Sclafani
Written & Produced by Paola Piccioli

Written & Directed by Enrique Rico Diaz
Produced by Enrique Rico Diaz, Cori Diaz & Josh Barsell

Miranda of Mind
Written & Directed by Bianca Ahonor
Produced by Noemie Sornet

Written, Directed & Produced by Molvatu Sae-Ue

Written & Produced by Julia Lederer
Directed & Produced by Rebecca Applebaum

Still Trying
Written & Directed by Nicole N. Nequinto

The Birth of Valerie Venus
Written & Directed by Sarah Clift
Produced by Serena Armitage & Pietro Greppi

The Land of Dry Bones
Written & Directed by Darrell Lake
Produced by Darrell Lake, Joseph Harold, Joel Harold, Matt Hill & Jonatas DA Silva

The Scarf
Written & Directed Danda Russo
Directed by Luciana Battistini
Produced by Rosalia Brenner

Written, Directed & Produced by Daniel Ongko

Written & Directed by Joseph O Hooten

With Love, Ivana
Written & Directed by Cesar Cacho Quijada

UCLAxFilmFest 2020 Schedule

Friday, August 14th:

5:00pm: Opening Ceremony

Following the Opening Ceremony, all films will be available to view at your leisure throughout the weekend.

Saturday, August 15th:  

1:00pm: Industry Panel

Leverage Your Film Festival Experience to Launch Your Career

Moderated by Kim Adelman with Panelists:

Dallas King, David Martin-Porras, Aleix Massot,

Liliana Rodriguez, Fernando Scarpa, Faith Strongheart

Sunday, August 16th: 

1:00pm Industry Panel

Independent Filmmaking Today

Moderated by Kim Adelman with Panelists:

Jordan Horowitz, Jeanette Volturno

Mynette Louie, Greta Fuentes

Award Ceremony immediately following the Panel

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







Best Film
Best Director
Audience Choice
Best Unique and Artistic Film
Entertainment Studies Award

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.