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2020 Filmmaker Prizes


Free Script Notes and Consultation
with Kleer Bros. Entertainment

Kleer Bros. Entertainment will give free script coverage, notes and consultation to a filmmaker selected by the festival - a $500 value! Kleer Bros founder Kirk Ryde will read your script (feature or short) and provide coverage, detailed notes, and a thirty minute Skype meeting.

Kirk Ryde received an MFA in Film and Television from UCLA where he won the Jack Nicholson Award for Screenwriting. He has presented seminars in screenwriting and sound design, and his films have screened at over 40 festivals worldwide and won 12 awards. Kirk recently worked as a script consultant and screenwriting mentor for two feature films now in pre-production and production. He recently returned from China where he was a Visiting Professor at the Beijing Film Academy.


Kleer Bros. Entertainment

Filmmaker Awards

Official Awards Certificates
are given in the following categories:


Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Experimental
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best International Film
Best Short Film
Best Short Short
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Ensemble
Best Young Filmmaker
Best California Filmmaker
Best Socially Conscious Film
Best Inspirational Film
Audience Choice Award


Writer Award

Cash Award

Best Short Screenplay ($100)

We will award $100 USD
to the winning submission
in the Short Screenplay category.
Paid in US currency (if winner
is present) or by US Postal
Money Order.