12th Annual

The Method Fest Independent Film Festival

March 25, 2010 to April 01, 2010

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Feature Films
All feature films completed after December 31, 2008, 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 40 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 was inspired by two actor/filmmakers and former programmers for the Slamdance Film Festival, Kirk Harris and Jack Rubio. The two felt that unknown yet talented actors were typically responsible for the success of many independent films but were not getting the recognition they deserved.Harris and Rubio approached Don Franken, then director of the Hermosa Beach Film Festival, to start a festival focused on the actor. The Method Fest, presented by the City of Calabasas, Calif., 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.


Don Franken (Festival Executive Director); Vladimir Moraru (Associate Director)


More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by applicable entry fee. The entry fee is non-refundable. For confirmation that your entry has been received, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. All entries must be shipped prepaid, insured, packed in proper containers.
The Method Fest does not assume any liability for damage to entries due to improper containers or otherwise. DVDs and other materials sent to the Method Fest will not be returned to you. Entry Deadlines:
Early Bird Entry: October 1, 2009 (postmarked)
Regular Deadline Entry: December 1, 2009 (postmarked)
Late Deadline Entry: February 1, 2010 (postmarked)


If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition print/video materials to and from the festival venue. The Method Fest can not be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which 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.