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 to the Fifth 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 the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival, (April 25, 2022and inform filmmakers currently producing a feature film, or a short length film to enter the 5th  Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival for 2023.


              6th Annual Event

               February 16, 2023

Our: Location

Will it be in:   Laguna Niguel, California, 92677

Sea Country Center

24602 Aliso Creek Road
Laguna Niguel, Ca 92677
United States


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 ~

            "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, California.

  • With more than 177+ Films submitted - This is a special inspirational and exciting kind of Film Festival is scheduled to take place April 25, 2023, (One Day) 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 2023 Film Festival: "Overcoming Challenges"™

  • Theme of the 2023 Photography Competition: "Touch of Nature"™

  • Theme of the 2023 Drone Photography/Cinematography Comp: "Reaching for the Stars"™



















2023 Awards & Prizes - Event Date is Saturday, April 25, 2023


  • Submissions end for Photographs on: February 14, 2023.

  • Submissions end for Films on: February 14, 2023.

  • Submissions end for Short Films on: February 14, 2023.


  • 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  "Outstanding Achievement" - 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 crystal pedestal base with the winners name engraved.)


There are "Media & Press" images for the 2023 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 2023. ("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 Eight (8) 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 completing 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 Nine (9) years.



 David “Max” Lawrence - Vice President, Member of the Board W.S.W. Foundation (50+ 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.

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