13th Annual

The Method Fest Independent Film Festival

March 22, 2019 to March 28, 2019

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Feature Films
All feature films completed after December 1, 2017, and without current US distribution will be considered in competition in this category.
Short Films
Short films must be more than 3 minutes and less than 50 minutes long.


The Method Fest film festival showcases outstanding acting performances in character driven feature and short films. Discovering the most talented new filmmakers and actors and assisting the filmmakers in getting the films out into the marketplace are the goals of The Method Fest.


The Method Fest features American and international feature films and short films. The festival is named after "The Method" school of acting, which brought truth and realism to the world of acting. Many of today's top actors trace their lineage back to great Method Actors such as John Garfield, Geraldine Page, Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep, and Dustin Hoffman.
The Method Fest takes great pride in being a Discovery festival, looking to help launch the works of young fresh filmmakers and to discover breakthrough performances by bold new actors. The festival has also taken great delight in sharing career-defining performances of established performers and in showcasing a few chosen well-known directors to screen at the festival. "We've prided ourselves on not just following other festivals’ lineups. We screen world premieres and true discoveries, mixed with a few top festival films, " said Don Franken, Executive Director of the Method Fest.

*13th The Method Fest Independent Film Festival returns with a new home.
Slated March 22 – March 28, 2019, in Beverly Hills, - Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre


Don Franken (Festival Executive Director); Don Franken (Festival Executive Director)


More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by applicable entry fee. The entry fee is non-refundable.


If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition print/video materials to and from the festival office. The Method Fest can not be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials that are lost or damaged. The Method Fest cannot provide room, board or travel for filmmakers. Please note, festival dates are subject to change.

Festival Judging:

The Method Fest will invite distinguished individuals from the field of filmmaking to serve as impartial judges of the competition. Final judging of the films will be made during the Method Fest. These screenings will be open to the public.

For films accepted into The Method Fest additional information will be sent.



I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows: 1) I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival; 2) This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation; 3) I hold The Method Fest film festival harmless from damages to the print en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival's possession of the film. 4) The festival is further authorized to use up to 3 minutes of the film for promotional purposes. 5) To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true. 6) I have music/festival clearances for the music in my film.