Film Maudit 2.0 (2)


10 Apr 2020
Call for entries

26 Apr 2020
Early deadline

31 Aug 2020
Standard deadline

31 Aug 2020
Festival closed

09 Dec 2020
Notification date

12 Jan 2021
12 Jan 2021


1651 18th St,,  91403, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Festival description
Short film festival 59'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  59'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
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Festival start: 12 January 2021      Festival end: 12 January 2021

Film Maudit 2.0 is a festival in Los Angeles of outré films, inspired by legendary artist Jean Cocteau’s festival, Le Film Maudit, which celebrated a group of films that were criminally overlooked and neglected at the time. The 2nd Annual Film Maudit 2.0 will take place in December 2020.
The festival is co-presented by and takes place at Southern California's boldest center for new performance and media arts, Highways Performance Space & Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. In its 31st year, Highways continues to be an important alternative cultural center in Los Angeles that encourages radical artists from diverse communities to develop and present innovative new works. Described by the Los Angeles Times as “a hub of experimental theater, dance, solo drama and other multimedia performance,” Highways promotes the development of contemporary socially involved artists and art forms.
The term film maudit literally means “cursed films,” and this showcase of counter-cinema will blend together both narrative, documentary and experimental films that in their style and/or subject matter, are deliberately bold, extreme, confrontational, troubling, shocking and/or unusual. We are looking for adventuresome works that deal with socio-political issues, taboo subjects, and challenge artistic assumptions and sexual mores.

- Best Feature

- Best Narrative Short

- Best Animated Short

- Best Experimental Short

- Cocteau Award (*exemplifying the overall vision of the festival*)


1. Films can be of any length. Any film over 60 minutes is considered feature length.

2. Films must be available in .mp4, .mov or Blu-Ray for screening.

3. Any foreign language film must be submitted with English subtitles.

4. Submitted films must have been completed between July 1, 2018 and Sept. 1, 2020.

5. All copyrighted material used in films must be properly licensed.

1. By submitting to Film Maudit 2.0, you are granting Highways Performance Space and Gallery the right to usage of any excerpt of your film for promotional content.

2. Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn under any circumstances.

3. Screening fees will not be provided.

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We will notify you if your work is accepted by: November 15, 2020.



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