Mark Jennings Award
Award is given to the film that best displays creativity, originality and story.
Mark Jennings was an advocator for the art of cinema and helping young aspiring filmmakers fulfill their dreams. He passed away from colon cancer in 2014, but his legacy lives on as the inspiration for the Mission Viejo Film Festival.
*2016 Mark Jennings Award Winners: Viral (High School) & Lucky Day (College/Independent)
*2017 Mark Jennings Award Winner: Breathing (High School) & Teddy Bears Are For Lovers (College/Independent)
The Mayor of Mission Viejo awards the film that is best overall for story, creativity, and film production.
* 2016 Mayor’s Award Winner: Mr. Santa Monica
* 2017 Mayor’s Award Winner: The Incoming!
City of Hope Award
Award is given to the film that best incorporates the themes of hope, courage and love.
*2016 City of Hope Winner: Cosplayer Rana McAnear Transforms
*2017 City of Hope Winner: Adventures of Lucy
People’s Choice Award
Award is given to the film that garners the most votes through donations to City of Hope during the Film Festival.
*2016 People’s Choice Winner: Lilith’s Game
*2017 People’s Choice Winner: Adventures of Lucy
The MV Awards
Award given to the music video that best displays creativity, originality, and story.
*2017 Music Video Award Winner: Revelations
Judges for the 2nd Annual Mission Viejo Film Festival 2017
And other industry professionals!!!