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2014 Film Competition

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2014 Screenwriting Competition

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The 2014 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (September 19-21, 2014)  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the emerging talent of screenwriters and independent filmmakers within the idyllic setting of Big Bear Lake. Our goal is to nurture a festival that is highly creative, filmmaker friendly and which provides an educational experience for those people interested in all aspects of the film industry.

We’re committed to providing a truly exceptional experience for independent filmmakers and enthusiasts alike. Our proximity to Los Angeles and Hollywood allows opportunities for professionals in the Film, Television, and Entertainment industries to access up-and-coming independent work in a relaxed and idyllic setting. Come experience what MovieMaker Magazine has called one of the “Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in 2010 and Top 50 Film Festivals in 2013 out of nearly 5,000 film festivals. Big Bear Lake International Film Festival; Works of beauty, shared in a beautiful place.

2013 Festival Honorees



1st Place (TIE)THE DECENT MAN written by Scott Robert Waldvogel & Matt DeMartini
1st Place (TIE)WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS written by Jeremy Elliot
2nd PlaceBE MY EYES written by Dustin Stevens
Honorable MentionDISTANCE written by Sally Brockway
Honorable MentionPHANTOM IN TIME written by Douglas C. MacLeod

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