* October 20, 2016. The Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series is Open for Submissions for 2017.
* January 1, 2016. Our wonderful friend, jurymember and neighbor Vilmos Zsigmond has died. Thank you Vilmos for your friendship, your genius, artistry, openness, love and generosity! We will, along with the whole world, surely miss you! Variety Obit HERE.
AUGUST 31, 2015 (BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA) - The Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series announces the winners of its 2015 summer series, as selected by its 8-person jury. Aya, by Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnum, Israel, came in first place, followed by The Phone Call by Mat Kirkby, U.K, in second place. Third place went to Plein Soleil (Blazing Sun) by Fred Castadot, Belgium. The 2015 Audience Award went to The Phone Call.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 10th Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series
2015 Best Film Award: AYA by by Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnum
2015 Audience Award: The Phone Call by Mat Kirkby
Over 1400 submission. 53 films selected. 11 finalists. 3 winners.
3Place: Plein Soleil (Blazing Sun) by Fred Castadot, Belgium
What a wonderful season of great films.
Please join us in 2016
"I'm consistently engaged by the quality of these films--it's a pleasure to see the depth and variety of the stories and the skill of new directors and actors." Vilmos Zsigmond
Our Jury is comprised of some of the world’s most creative and innovative film-makers, artists, and composers:
We are interested in films that are bold and uncensored, films that invite us into your world, that will shock us, madden us, make us cry and laugh, films with moments that are especially lovely, serendipitous, interesting, candid or moving. E-Mail us your submission!
There is no particular theme and the only restriction is that your film cannot have been shown in our series before. We are now open for submissions for 2016.