The Catch & Release Showcase Festival ()


18 Mar 2019
Call for entries

07 Oct 2019
Festival closed

12 Nov 2019
Notification date

11 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019


1404 3rd Street Promenade,  90401, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Festival description
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Feature Films 
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Festival start: 11 November 2019      Festival end: 16 November 2019

The showcase is a meeting point among artists, innovators and media consumers. We aim to spark creativity for both beginners and professionals. Grab your camera and create. Together we can make this world more beautiful with our artistry.

There is no creativity without action...submit now!

The winning films will be invited to join us as we select from the following categories;

-Best Feature Film
_Best Narrative Short
-Best Music Video
-Best VR short Film

As well as

-Audience Choice

Feature films will be able to negotiate a distribution deal with one of our distribution partners. is offering our Short Film WINNERS a free one year subscription = $300 Value.

2nd Choice Finalist - A Free 3 Month Subscription

By submitting as a festival entrant, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the Terms & Conditions of Entry outlined below.

1) Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to enter projects to The Catch and Release Showcase Festival. Entrants represent and warrant to the Festival that all parts of their project are original and does not contravene the rights of any person or entity. Entrants own or control all parts of the submission and have the sole authority to submit to the Festival. Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines, by submission of the project.

2) There may only be one (1) entrant per person. Submitting more than once will disqualify you from any award/prize opportunities.

3) All submissions must be through and must be submitted in the category’s accepted format.

4) Finalists will be notified via email at least one week before the Showcase Festival.

5) Finalists in the Digital Art / Art Installation category will be solely responsible for delivering a printed copy of their artwork to the festival venue. The Catch and Release Showcase Festival will display the artwork but will not be responsible for printing a copy of the art. The Festival also cannot be held liable for exhibition print/video materials if lost or damaged.

6) The entrants authorize the Festival to use their name and likeness in connection with any publicity related to the Festival. The Catch and Release Showcase Festival may also use an entrant's project/submission materials to promote the Festival. Entrants have the right to contact The Catch and Release Festival to opt out of being part of the festival’s promotion.

7) Entrants must be 18 years of age or older or have provided written consent from a parent or legal guardian to

8) If and when accepted, the entrant will not withdraw his/her submission for any purpose.
For any questions or concerns about the Terms of Entry or the festival itself, feel free to contact the Festival Director via message on our Facebook page or via e-mail at



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