Temecula Valley International Film Festival Returns in 2014

Temecula as a city and region has grown by leaps and bounds—and so has the festival. Attendance has grown from a mere 600 attendees in 1995 to over 18,000 in 2011.

Smokey Robinson attends a previous Temecula Valley International Film Festival.  Courtesy photo.
Smokey Robinson attends a previous Temecula Valley International Film Festival. Courtesy photo.
The following was submitted for publication on behalf of the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival:

After a brief hiatus, the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFF) returns on September 17-21, 2014 bigger and better than ever. 

The TVIFF brings attendees the coolest films and music from the best of contemporary filmmakers and music artists from around the globe. 

This September, TVIFF celebrates the re-launch and the continuation of its 18th year anniversary, continuing to successfully cultivate an appreciation for the arts in the Temecula Valley by spotlighting the work of outstanding independent filmmakers and musicians from across America and around the world all against the backdrop of the spectacular landscape of Temecula, Southern California’s premiere wine country destination.

“Simply put, the Temecula Valley Film & Music Festival has consistently presented our participants and attendees alike the best in film, music, cultural, educational and entertainment options”, says Jo Mouton, Founder and Festival Director of TVIFF, “we are thrilled to be back celebrating our 18th presentation  with a festival that brings a premier world class signature event to the City of Temecula along with our new partner, Deaf West Theatre Inc., which strengthens our combined abilities to promote the features and benefits of the Temecula brand throughout the world.”

Temecula as a city and region has grown by leaps and bounds—and so has the festival. Attendance has grown from a mere 600 attendees in 1995 to over 18,000 in 2011. 

Indeed the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, through the powerful storytelling media of film and music, is proud to continue to present a wide spectrum of contemporary filmmaking and music while celebrating music and cinematic achievements of the past and enriching the cultural landscape of the city of Temecula, Southwest Riverside County and beyond.  


This year’s TVIFF presents The Future Filmmakers Challenge, the first ever countywide effort to encourage student filmmaking at the middle and high school levels. 

As a part of the TVIFF Youth Education Program, the primary objective is to provide a mentoring, supportive and professional environment for area students. Working under the guidance of teachers and parents, students of Southwest Riverside County will be invited to create, produce and direct a two to four minute short film for submission to TVIFF.  

Selected films will be screened at the TVIFF Future Filmmakers Challenge series during the festival.  Filmmakers, cast and crew will be invited to walk the red carpet on opening night Sept. 17, 2013, giving students the opportunity to fully participate in the festival experience.



The TVIFF Marketplace is a two day gathering of innovative content creators and content end users of products and services who are on the front lines of the entertainment and technology sectors — shaping, creating and making innovative entertainment and technology happen. 

Reaching across the film, television, music and digital media industries, the TVIFF Marketplace is the ideal environment forfilm/music entertainment and technology content creators and users to find or develop new products and services impacting the industry, interact with movers and shakers and generate new business relationships all while enjoying the beautiful Mount Palomar Winery on September 18-19, 2014.


TVIFF has screened over one thousand films, showcased musicians representing all genres of music and brought hundreds of leading figures in the entertainment industry to Temecula Valley. Lifetime and Career Achievement, Distinguished Institution, Maverick, Icon, Breakthrough Performance and Rising Star Honors have been awarded to individuals and institutions that have made significant contributions and impact in the art and commerce of Film and Music industries.

The festival has been receiving early submission from filmmakers worldwide. Even prior to issuing the formal call for entries, primarily through social media, TVIFF has received entries from Belgium, Canada. Spain, Portugal, South Korea, Germany, France, Iran, Italy, The Netherlands, Kosovo, Peru, Australia, Austria,  the UK and of course, the U.S. Filmmakers and Music Artists appreciate TVIFF’s open approach of not catering to one particular genre. If a film tells a good story and the music tugs at the heart of the audience, they are invited to submit. The deadline for submissions is as follows:

  • Early Bird Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014
  • Regular Entry Film Submission and Music Submission Deadline: June 30, 2014
  • Late Entry Submission Deadline: July 10, 2014
  • Final Extended Music Submission Deadline: July 15, 2014
  • Extended Withoutabox® Deadline: July 20, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 10, 2014
  • Exhibition Formats (DCP, Blu Ray) Due: September 1, 2014

The 18th Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFF) takes placeSept.17-21, 2014 at Digiplex Temecula Tower Cinemas and various locations in Temecula Valley.

Full details about the festival can be found at http://www.tviff.com/.

John June 21, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Welcome back TVIFF. Your fans have missed you!


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