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"You have GOT to see this film..."

The Oaks Film Festival is the location for films and scripts who seek an audience. We are a west coast based festival with judges whose interests range from documentaries to dramas, comedy to kitsch, shorts to the horrific but are all involved in films. Living near Los Angeles you cannot help but be somehow drawn to the industry, pulled in even on the fringes. It doesn't take long before you find yourself at indie film showings and wandering streets in search of that next gem. The next one that makes you exclaim to complete strangers “I have to tell you about this film...”

That is the magical moment. We'd like to help you get there.

~The Oaks Film Festival Staff



Waiver requests, publication queries, screening dates, or any others not related to an online or judging festival will be ignored for the sake of working on festival matters.

First Season has Opened for 2021!

Dates & Deadlines

  • January 10, 2021 

    Opening Date

  • April 14, 2021 

    Entry Cut off

  • April 16, 2021 

    Notification Date and Awards on Site

Please allow an extra week upon completion for us to send out the certificates to the Award Winners!

Everyone will get Laurels, only those who win their category will receive certificates. Due to Covid you may request a Digital Certificate in lieu of a physical one for US Winners.

You may submit in multiple categories, but only those who enter a main category are eligible to win in categories they did not enter.

Note we are currently an online judging and awards festival only. 

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Dates and Deadlines