2016 Film Lineup and LINK to purchase tickets will appear here on September 6, 2016.  

​CMG Short Film Festival 2016 proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

CMG Mission Statement:  California Men’s Gatherings (CMG) fosters a safe, supportive community where men challenge themselves to develop their emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual and spiritual lives – with as much fun as possible along the way!


This program is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts.. For more information on the City’s arts and cultural programs please visit 
weho.org/arts and weho.org/pride

2016 Call for Entries

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CMG Mission Statement

California Men's Gatherings  (CMG) fosters
a safe, supportive community
where men challenge themselves to develop their
emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual and physical lives -
with as much fun as possible along the way!

We encourage you to read CMG's Core Values Statement as well!


CMG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is now in its FIFTH YEAR, once again presenting films at the beautiful Council Chambers screening room in West Hollywood, CA. We seek Short Films that are LGBT-themed, or have some connection to AIDS Walk or the ongoing AIDS crisis, or anything else that you think our community will appreciate. 

Films Submitted must be under 30 minutes.  The film need not be new this year, and need not be created by a CMG member.  Filmmakers may, of course, be either male or female, and may submit more than one film.  The festival has programmed more than one work by the same filmmaker every year of its existence.

Webisodes must be from a series begun in 2012 or later.  At least two episodes must be completed at the time of submission.  The festival is willing to present up to three episodes of a series, OR a re-edited whole season (if under 30 minutes). 

TRAILERS!  We encourage makers of feature films to submit a TRAILER (maximum three minutes running time).  We are particularly interested in trailers for documentary features that meet our selection criteria above.  


All Submissions should consist of EITHER: (a) two Blu-ray or DVD copies of the film, plus a completed and signed release, and a submission fee for each film or web series entered; OR (b) URL link and password to view film on the web, plus a completed and signed release and submission fee as above. Webisode submission fee is per series, no matter how many episodes are submitted.  


WE ARE PARTNERED WITH FILM FREEWAY SUBMISSION PLATFORM.  YOU CAN SUBMIT DIRECT TO US VIA THE LINK IMMEDIATELY BELOW, OR THROUGH FILM FREEWAY, WHICH YOU CAN ACCESS VIA THE LINK AT BOTTOM.  

Submissions

Submission Fee Schedule is $5 for ultra-early bird; $10 early bird; $15 regular, and $25 late.  
All net proceeds from the CMG Short Film Festival are donated to AIDS WALK LOS ANGELES. 
​ Please send questions to
cmgfilmfest@outlook.com
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~Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2015~
~Ultra Early Bird Deadline is May 1, 2015~

~Early Bird Deadline is June 1, 2015~


Saturday-Sunday

September 24 and 25, 2016
 

~West Hollywood~

City Council Chambers
Benefitting

AIDS WALK L.A.

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Call for Entries is CLOSED on August 1, 2016.  Filmmakers will be notified by August 11.

Watch for our announcement of the 2016 film lineup and order tickets early!  For information about becoming a sponsor, click here.