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Thank you for attending our 5 Minute Film Fest! Remember, it's never too early to start working on your entry for next year's festival


San Diego CityBeat is proud to announce the 5th Annual San Diego CityBeat 5 Minute Film Festival - a showcase for locally produced short films. Each year, approximately 100 San Diego County filmmakers submit independent films that are no longer than five minutes for consideration. Our panel of judges will choose their favorite films and the grand prize winner will receive a Go Pro from George’s Camera!

Disclaimer: The CityBeat 5 Minute Film Festival is a showcase for films produced about San Diego by San Diego filmmakers. It is not a film market—we don't claim to help get you a distribution deal; we do not sell your film to anyone. There will be an admission charge for any and all screenings, with proceeds going to cover costs for the screening events. We do not pay filmmakers a fee to screen their projects, and we don't ask you to help us pay for the cost of renting the venue, projector, chairs, etc.

Watch the 2017 CityBeat 5 Minute Film Fest