Annual Temecula, CA
Festival Calls Film
Creatives To Submit
Are you the next Francis Ford Coppola? Or maybe you are more of a Sofia Coppola? Or
maybe you're a Wes Anderson, a Jane Campion, a Spike Lee, a Chloé Zhao? Whoever your
film idol is, and whatever your aesthetic vision is, Visionaries Film Festival is welcoming your
unique storytelling style.
The international film festival,
which runs annually in Temecula,
is being held this year from the
16th to 18th of September.
The festival is now taking submissions from high school and college
students who are passionate about filmmaking and looking to get their first
screening in the US festival circuit.
With the regular deadline of April 15, 2022 quickly
approaching, the festival’s organizers are now
encouraging you to complete your short film, or even
begin it, as the case may be. While films must have
been completed after the 1st of January 2022 there is
no premiere policy for submission.
Visionaries Film Festival prides itself on their support for up-and-coming film
directors. Over the last three years since the festival's inception, they have given a
number of promising young filmmakers, just like you, their point of entry into the
Unlike other larger-scale international film
festivals, Visionaries also embraces a mantra of
diversity and equality. Their low entry fees mean
that the cost is not prohibitive if you are a high
school or college student, or if you are entering in
the general competition.
In antithesis to the predominant whitewashing of mainstream cinema,
the festival also gives a particularly warm welcome to intersectional
The competition includes a range of
specific categories, including Best
Microfilm, and you can nominate the
most suitable category for your
As the festival continues to grow, they also attract more sponsors. Currently supporting
the program are NJPAC, Patch and more. Alongside submissions, the festival is also
currently open to more sponsors, with generous packages available