to the Second Annual:
"Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival" tm
"A grain of sand is more than a small
pathway to Hollywood ~ it's a digital beginning!" tm
Produced by W.S.W. Foundation a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit by which
contributions are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
We hope you will attend an inspirational film festival,
(April 23, 24, 25, & 26, - 2020) and inform filmmakers currently producing a feature film, or a short length
film to enter the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival.
~ SUBMISSIONS END ~ February 14, 2020
Will it be in: San Clemente, California, 92672
This event is outstanding, the guests can’t stop raving about this Film Festival. Everyone keeps saying that it will be the
Steve & Patrica
If you are looking for a special Film Festival with Music and Entertainment, this looks like an event which will have a real flair for fun
You will be absolutely delighted with the Live Music Productions."
Jan H., Musician & Author
Our weekend planned would not have been special without your event. Thanks for organizing a
Opening & Closing Breakfast!"
David & Bacall
"Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival" tm ~ 2020
"A grain of sand is more than a small
pathway to Hollywood ~ it's a digital beginning!" tm
The W.S.W. Foundation, 501(c)(3), “ A Dream is the Seed of Success” tm A Non-Profit which is very proud to be the producer for the: "Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival" tm in Laguna Niguel & San Juan Capistrano, California.
With more than 95+ Films submitted - This is a special inspirational and exciting kind of Film Festival is scheduled to take place April 23-26, 2020, (Four Days) which highlights traditional Student Films, Documentaries, as well as Commercial Features Films. Some of the films also (includes the depiction of a character who is afflicted with emotional, mental, social or physical challenges. A Challenge/Disability/Handicap is any condition of the body or mind, (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities, (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them, (participation restrictions.) Some of the films are shown for pure inspirational value. The inspirational aspect of the character is positive, uplifting, and emotionally moving. This type of character does not have to be the star of the movie nor do they have to be a main character, some make very brief appearance while sometimes they are integral to the plot or story line.
The winning entries receive: monetary prizes, certificates of achievement, recognition plaques, and/or a unique custom blown glass award. Special awards will be presented to nationally known inspirational figures, over achievers, persons living with disabilities.
Our objective is to give an opportunity for young filmmakers and screenwriters to showcase their works, as well as giving our audience a unique experience while watching films that are not only inspirational but are entertaining. In essence, including some films you might not experience anywhere else. This include movies long forgotten from "Hollywood's Golden Age". The proceeds from the Film Festival will go directly to Charities which include those working to overcome life challenges including: Pediatric Cancer, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and (New Directions) Veterans in Orange County.
Theme of the 2020 Film Festival: "The Power of Love" tm
Theme of the 2020 Photography Competition: ""Nature is Perfection" tm
Awards & Prizes
Submissions end for Photographs on: February 14, 2020.
Submissions end for Films on: February 14, 2020.
Submissions end for Short Films on: February 14, 2020.
Award, Certificates & Prizes totaling between $ 15,000 and $ 18,000.
"There isn't a reason you can't participate, don't miss out."
Award "Trophy Image" - First Place Award - The Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival Award (tm.) is a custom hand blown "Crystal Glass Blue Ocean Wave," a real gem of an award. Each one is hand made to perfection simulating the view of the inside of a massive curling blue ocean wave with the Film Festival's Logo (Not shown.) (Each one sits on a wooden pedestal base with the winners name engraved. Not shown.)
There are "Media & Press" images for the 2020 Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival (BCIFF). They can be used to accompany an article about the BCIFF. Request a Code.
The Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival is proud to be a leader in showing not only Inspirational Films but films that illustrate the positive in human sensitivity. Become a part of the WAVE and share our website and save the date to attend - April of 2020. https://lnkd.in/grsq5ic ("A Fun Filled weekend for the entire Family.")
Staff - E-mail: Visit our Contact page.
Jerome Abbott Jr. - Senior Project Manager -
Jerome’s duties include oversight of Festival Staff as well as Volunteers. Jerome is also the direct contact and support for: Sponsors, Donors, Corporate Donors, Advertisers, Venues, Performers, Special Guests and Recipients of the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival. Jerome insures that all Festival Staff Members are kept up to date on all the happenings of the planning process of the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival. Jerome is passionate about the causes the Film Festival support including Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as Pediatric Cancer. He was born and raised in Orange County, has two young boys, coaches Little League, and also enjoys attending Angels Baseball games with his family. He is California State Certified in CPR in case of an emergency at any one of our events. (Jerome is a former VP and Branch Manager for Bank of the West, Union Bank and has been with the W.S.W. Foundation either as a Board Member or Employee for over Six (6) years.
Sonia Gallardo Moreno - Corporate Communications Manager -
Sonia’s duties include direct support of the Senior Project Manager. Sonia is the first point of contact for Donors and Sponsors of the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival setting initial contact between the Senior Project Manager and the decision makers of Corporate Donors and Sponsors. Sonia also is responsible for making contact with Corporate Advertisers that will be placed on banners and posters as well as inside program guides. Sonia has a passion to support the Autism and Elderly Community as she had done remarkable work throughout the years directly working with these groups. Sonia is Fluent in English and Spanish, is a California State Certified CPR, HHA, CNA as well as a Certified EMT. In 2018 at Saddleback College, Sonia earned her AA Degree in Liberal Studies & Health Sciences. She was born in Mexico and raised in Central California. Sonia is now happy to call the beach community of Dana Point her home. She currently is working towards her BS in Nursing, and then on to her Masters in Nursing. She enjoys cooking, baking and working out at the Health Club/Gym. Sonia has been with the W.S.W. Foundation as an Employee for over seven (7) years.
Lorenzo de la Rosa - Fundraising Specialist -
Lorenzo is a very important piece of the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival puzzle, he serves as the main point of contact for all Donors to the Festival. Lorenzo spends time educating the community about the wonderful causes that donations go to support, whether it be through our social media outlets, in person at an event or striking a conversation at the local juice shop. Lorenzo also has a deep passion for the Autistic and, Elderly community as shown in his work with both Autistic individuals and Elderly Citizens in the Health Care Profession for many years. He was born and raised in the beautiful Island of the Philippines, is fluent in Tagalog as well as English, is Certified in CPR and recently served as a Film Producer on a Film Directed by his Daughter, a University Graduate in the Philippines. He enjoys gardening, cooking and working out at the Health Club. Lorenzo has been with the W.S.W. Foundation for over three (3) years.
David “Max” Lawrence - Vice President, Member of the Board W.S.W. Foundation (49+ years)
Max has devoted his life to serving our country’s youth. After proudly serving in the United States Air Force, Max became one of Southern California’s most beloved educators. For over thirty years he made sure that each and every one of his students received the highest level of education possible. Max’s greatest joy in his years of teaching was sharing his gift of music with his students. Many of his students are currently the top session musicians and recording artists working today. Max has traveled America with his wife and spent considerable time in each of the 50 United States. They were both philanthropic supporters of Autistic Children, Pancreatic Cancer, March of Dimes, Union Rescue Mission (in Los Angeles) and Alzheimer’s Communities. Max was born in the lovely city of Long Beach, and worked in Los Angeles County, California, but now happily resides in a South Beach community of Orange County. In his free time, Max enjoys playing with his many Scottie “Therapy” Dogs, barbecuing chicken, drawing, growing roses, as well as tending to his vegetable garden.