Announcing the 8th Annual Imperial Valley Film Festival and Artist Showcase,
Call for Entries

The Imperial County Film Commission would like to announce dates for its 8th Annual Imperial Valley Film Festival and Artist Showcase. The film festival and showcase will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Ricochet Event Center in Imperial. The Film Festival is a juried exhibition of works by student and independent filmmakers who live/lived, attended school - or work in Imperial County, Yuma and Mexicali. The artist showcase will display works by featured local artists.

Film entries are now being accepted in the following categories: 1) Short Films* 2) Documentary/Historical* 3) Music Videos* 4) Animation* (*Entries must be 30 minutes or less). Submissions must be delivered via DropBox or YouTube/Vimeo link. Email download link to:

Submission deadline is Friday, September 6, at 4:00 pm.

Submission fee is $40 per entry.

Entry application, rules and guidelines available  HERE.

7th Annual Imperial Valley Film Festival & Artist Showcase

Friday, October 19th, 2018 – Saturday, October 20th, 2018


Friday, October 19, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday, October 20, from 9:00am to 10:00pm.


The Festival will take place at the Imperial Valley Mall. The art gallery and workshops will be held in the PacSun retail space near the food court and movies will be screened at the Cinemark Theaters.