New Optics Film Festival

The New Optics Film Festival

A Festival for the Next Generation of Filmmakers

The New Optics Film Festival is an annual event held by Notre Dame High School and Columbia College Hollywood.

Winners will be awarded by a judging panel of industry professionals in the following categories:

  • News Broadcast
  • Documentary Short
  • Narrative Short
  • Music Video
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA)
  • Animation Short
  • New Media

The top three winning videos will be screened during our festival. Our industry professional judges will determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category in an awards ceremony following the screening.

Special Screening & Awards Ceremony – Friday, March 27, 2020 

Location: Notre Dame High School

13645 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

New Optics Film Festival – Saturday, March 28, 2020

@ Columbia College Hollywood

Submissions are now open.  To submit your film, click here.
If you don’t have work to submit but would still like to RSVP for the event? You can do that here.  
The first submission deadline is December 1, 2019 – FREE
The second submission deadline is January 10, 2020 – $20.00

Columbia College Hollywood is excited to announce TWO new scholarships! Receive awards of up to $5,000 for the 2021 Summer Scholarship for Storytellers and up to $18,950 for the CCH Career Accelerator Scholarship.

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