The Sunscreen Film Festival West is dedicated to education, economic development, enhancing opportunities for filmmakers and increasing awareness and support of filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. Sunscreen is one of only a few film festivals nationwide to be sponsored and acknowledged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2013 Sunscreen launched in the South Bay after 8 successful years in Florida. Sunscreen Film Festival West is happy to call the Hermosa Civic Theatre home and hopes to keep growing as a South Bay destination for filmmakers and Film Lovers.
We're pleased to partner with Holiday Inn Express to offer hotel discounts for those attending the festival!

Book Your Stay by September 15, 2018 and to received a discounted price!

Festival Director's Statement

T hanks so much for your interest in the Sunscreen Film Festival WEST. I am truly thrilled to be in a position where I can affect so many filmmakers in a positive way. Offering a venue for filmmakers to bring their art to the screen has been a dream of mine for many years. Having it come to fruition in my hometown of Hermosa Beach is just, “Icing on the cake”.

In this day and age Storytelling can come from many different mediums and formats. We are happy to feature: Full length films, Shorts, Web series and all forms of documentaries. Furthermore, we will have a, “Region created” film each year that is developed or born in our community.

Please join us in celebrating “Stories made from motion pictures”, as they are told by many different filmmakers from around the world and brought to sunny Hermosa Beach; the Bohemian artist leading community of the South Bay of Los Angeles.