2015 Cha Cha Lounge Independent Skateboard Film Festival

Calling all Independent Skateboard Filmmakers!

We’re proud to announce the call for film entries to the Third Annual Cha Cha Lounge Independent Skateboard Film Festival (CCLISFF). A festival created by skateboarders for skateboarders. This festival aims to become an international showcase for the best emerging independent filmmakers and skateboarders from around the world.

Judged by Atiba Jefferson, Don ‘Nuge’ Nguyen and Tobin Yelland. and ALMA  HAR’EL for Bolex Digital.    The 3-night film festival runs June 2nd-4th at the Cha Cha Lounge in Los Angeles. Admission is free; ages 21 and up with I.D. The Cha Cha Lounge is located at 2375 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.

Sponsored by Vans Syndicate, Death Lens, Baker Boys Distribution, Cam Caddie, Girl Skateboards, Ashbury Eyewear, Digital Bolex, Low Card, and Incase.




Works created within the past two years (on or after January 31, 2013) are now being accepted for consideration. Submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2015 (postmarked). Films selected for The Third Annual CCLISFF will be announced on or before May 23, 2015.



The competition is open to every independent skateboard video filmmaker around the world!



All entries must be postmarked by Friday, May 15th, 2015.



CCLISFF c/o Tristan Saether
2658 Griffith Park Blvd.
P.O. Box 196
Los Angeles, CA 90039-2520


1. Participation is open to all filmmakers working on independent skateboard and skateboard-related films.

2. All entries must be submitted in both DVD format and high-quality QuickTime file, clearly labeled with the entrant’s name(s), name of the work(s), genre, length of work and entry division. In the case of multiple entries, each entry must be submitted on a separate DVD. DVDs from non-U.S. coded zones must be made NTSC compliant.

3. Each entry must include a signed and completed entry form.

4. Any entry may be submitted in multiple categories.

 5. Submissions cannot be returned. Entrants should keep a copy of all work submitted.

6. In submitting your entry, you are certifying that all such permissions have been obtained and assuming all copyright liability thereof.

7. Works must have been created within the past two years.



1. Long Form: The full length category. Could be any number of different styles; Traditional skate video, documentary, a scripted film etc. 15-25 minutes.

2. Short Form: a banging ass mix-tape style vid of you and all your homies. Or an artfully edited masterpiece. Sky is the limit. 12 minutes or less.

3. Solo Part: It all comes down to one person. Girls and guys lets see it. (10 minutes or less)

4. Slam: Show us where it hurts. (5 minutes or less)

5. Buck Wild: This category is no holds barred, total anarchy, Get as buck as you can. Experimentation is key. Gritty, grimey, trippy, tricky. Just be creative. (10 minutes or less)

6. iPhone: Self explanatory, film it with your iPhone and win somehing. Better Bust out that Death Lens and get some clips. ( 5 minutes or less)



Entries will be awarded points on the following criteria:

1. Creativity

2. Cinematography

3. Editing

4. Skateboarding



Based upon the judges final scores, each category will be awarded with 1st-3rd place. Honorable Mentions given in all categories as deemed appropriate. Prize packages will be given to all 1-3rd place winners. Additionally, the highest scoring video from any category will be named “Grand Jury Prize” and will receive $1,000 gift certificate to B&H photo video supply.  On top of that,    Bolex Digital will Jury all of the entries from all categories and the winner of “THE BOLEX DIGITAL AWARD”   will received a new Bolex Digital camera!


Juried selections will be screened Tuesday, June 2nd Wednesday, June 3rd. And Winners will be screened Thursday,  June 4th 2015, at 9 p.m. at the Cha Cha Lounge, Los Angeles. Admission is free. 21+.

YouTube: In addition to the 3-night screenings, all jury-selected videos will be viewable on the web at www.youtube.com/cclisff



All entrants will receive notification of acceptance or non-acceptance by May 19 2015. Should you not receive such notification by that date, please contact tristanskate@chachalounge.com

Follow us on Instagram @cclisff for the latest updates and festival news, and on facebook at www.facebook.com/cclisff.skate

Entrants whose works are accepted will be requested to send a brief biography, synopsis and list of cast and crew credits for each film.

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