Have you made a short film? Would you like to see it screened at the Cameo Cinema?  The Cameo Cinema and Friends of the Cameo are looking for imaginative and original films made by young people to be screened as part of 2019 Family Film Festival of Napa County  The films can be about anything at all - fact or fiction, comedy or drama, animation, public service or documentary.

2019 Short film


who can submit

Students in ages 8 through 18, who attend Lake, Napa County or Sonoma public schools, private schools; or who are home schooled in either of these three counties.


All films must be less than 7 minutes duration including title sequences and credits. So make it short. You can have real impact in a few minutes or even seconds. Shorter films have an equal chance of an award as longer ones.

All submissions must have family-friendly appropriate content.

questions?  Contact us

about the competition

There are no fees to submit and all submissions are judged by a jury of film professionals and artists. Prizes are awarded to the top winners in each category - elementary, middle school and high school and there will be one Grand Prize Winner.  The Grand Prize this year is a family weekend at Safari West.


All entries will be screened at the Family Film Festival's Red Carpet event on Monday, May 27, 2019.  Following the screenings, winners will be announced and prizes awarded.

key dates   submissions open

May 11, 2019 -  Final Day to Submit Film


Please submit your application online, including the digital link to view your short film.   Alternatively you can also submit your entry online then submit your film on DVD or memory stick.  These can be delivered by hand to Cathy Buck at the Cameo or posted to : Short Film Competition, Family Film Festival of the Napa Valley, Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main Street, St. Helena 94574.