Welcome to SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL where you can find links to the latest festival news, press releases, press accreditation and film materials.  

Santa Monica Film Festival takes place in the beautiful beachside resort town of Santa Monica, CA. Santa Monica Film Festival offers an intimate community experience in which audience members, filmmakers, festival programmers and industry professionals all mingle to discover the next generation of talent.

The 16th edition of the Santa Monica Film Festival will combine an in-person screenings in Santa Monica and screenings for everyone to enjoy.   Films officially selected for the Santa Monica Film Festival may be presented in Santa Monica, online, or both depending on emerging circumstances.



  • Screening Ticket ($10)

  • All Screening Pass ($20) 

  • Awards Reception ($50) 

  • All Festival Pass ($100)


  • Screenings & Premieres with Filmmaker Q&A 

  • Awards Presentation

  • Awards Party