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UCLA Extension Film Festival

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

Please join us for the 5th Annual UCLAxFilmFest in May 2020!

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.

The 5th Annual UCLAxFilmFest will open for submissions in November 2019. Please visit this link for more information.

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!


Awards will be presented in the following categories:

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

The winner of each award will receive free enrollment for any one (1) UCLA Extension class in any department. The Festival may add additional award categories and prizes, to be announced during the submission window.

Submission Requirements & Guidelines:

Please read the full 2019 Festival Rules before submitting your film.