Thank you for your interest in submitting a film to the 2018 La Costa Film Festival.

The home of the La Costa Film Festival is beautiful North San Diego County, which features great beaches, quaint villages, wonderful cuisine, and the best climate in America. We invite you to submit your film, and if selected join us and enjoy the hospitality of a true destination festival. The Omni La Costa Resort and Spa has a glamorous, renowned, and storied history, and once again will be our host Resort. We use three screening venues that are all in close proximity, to provide an intimate experience for our patrons and filmmakers. You’ll find easy access to panel discussions, Galas, After Parties, Networking events, and your own recreational activities. Your film will play to very appreciative audiences, who share your passion for the art of filmmaking. You may think you’re working, but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU HERE!

Awards & Prizes All genre films are eligible for the Audience Choice Award selection in each category:

  • Narrative Feature
  • Documentary Feature
  • Short Film

Short Film Competition is a jury selection for the following categories:

  • Narrative
  • Documentary
  • Animation

Sports Film Competition is a jury selection for the following categories:

  • Sports Narrative Feature
  • Sports Documentary Feature
  • Sports Short Film

San Diego County High School Short Film Competition and the College Competition each offers a $500 cash prize and additional prizes. Please submit your film via Film Freeway

All filmmakers who have submitted a film will be notified of the final status of their submission by June 30, 2018 If you have any additional questions please contact us directly at