Strawberry Film Festival

The Strawberry Film Festival is the perfect family-friendly event to celebrate the best of filmmakers of all ages in Vista, Ca. Experience the movie industry community with short Films that embrace the local scene, exciting stunt demonstrations, audio experiences, photo ops, and green screen compositing interaction. Hosted by The Film Hub in conjunction with Vista Strawberry Festival.


at The Film Hub

May 26th 12:30-3:30 pm Scheduled Entertainment Including:

  • Film Festival Screenings: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
  • Red carpet photo op
  • Green Screen Interactive expenses
  • Audio Experience
  • Live Movie Stunt performances: 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, & 3:15 pm

Vote for your favorite short film! The Award Ceremony is at 4pm at the Main stage: Belching Beaver parking lot.




Thank you to our Sponsors



Film Categories

  1. Narrative, max. 10 minutes
  2. Documentary, max. 10 minutes

Award Categories

  1. Judges Choice for Best Narrative
  2. Judges Choice for Best Documentary
  3. Audience Choice (during screenings)

Judging Criteria

  • Portrayal of Theme
  • Technical: Directing, Cinematography, Sound Design, Editing
  • Actors (narrative) or Interviews/Subjects (Documentary)
  • Writing (narrative)


  • Judge’s Choice – Best Documentary | Best Narrative Prize: $500 gift card for The Film Hub sound stages
  • Audience Choice $250 cash prize

Entry Fees & Deadlines

  • EARLY BIRD SUBMISSION Now – April 26 Price: $25
  • REGULAR SUBMISSION April 27 – May 19Price: $35


Requirements for Submissions


  • Maximum film length: 10 minutes
  • File type: mp4 or H.264
  • Maximum file size: 4GB
  • Aspect ratio preserved: 16:9 maximum
  • Video height of 1080 pixels or higher
  • Only the finished version of your film can be submitted, no rough cuts
  • Rating: G or PG for all audiences
  • At the Strawberry Film Festival, our goal is to present inspiring, heartwarming, and uplifting content for the families who come to view them. Therefore, entries promoting commercial businesses, political views, or products may be disqualified.



Do we have to follow the theme?

The theme template we’ve provided is intended to isnpire you. Don’t feel tied down to it! Following the theme is not mandatory to be eligible for the Film Festival.

Multiple Entries?

Yes, we accept up to two entries from the same person but one must be a narrative and the other a documentary.

Will we enforce Copyright/Trademarks?

Yes. Before submitting a project, ensure all trademarked and copyrighted materials have proper licensing or permission. The responsibility lies with the project owner to clear materials, including music and images, to avoid legal issues. Accepted projects must confirm no trademark or copyright violations.

Do I need to meet a minimum age requirement in order to submit a project?

We encourage all ages to participate in the Strawberry Film Festival.

Is my project eligible if it has aired on television or digital/streaming services?

No. However, if the version you want to submit differs significantly from the one broadcast or streamed, then it can be submitted.


If the content of a project has significantly changed since the previous submission, it may be considered for festivals. The Strawberry Film Festival has the authority to decide if changes are substantial. Submission fees may not be refunded if the film is not accepted.

Do we allow films that have been released already to other film festivals?

Yes, we accept films that have already been released at other film festivals.

What if my contact information or anything else about my submission changes?

You can reach out to one of our staff at

Who is judging?

The judges for the Strawberry Film Festival are meticulously selected from among accomplished professionals in the film and media industries.

When will I find out whether or not my project was selected?

Our staff will be emailing contestants by Wednesday, May 22.

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