The 2014 Beyond the Beaten Path presented by the SoCal Film Festival has been an annual event since 2005, celebrating the strange, unusual, often funny, and sometimes horrific short, feature and documentary films that go further than the mainstream and “Beyond the Beaten Path.”
We welcome any genre of movies that is odd and unusual, particularly horror, sci-fi, suspense, paranormal, and experimental.
To celebrate 10 years of Beyond the Beaten Path, we are giving this event the expansion it deserves with a wild celebration of movies and events for three days (May 8-10), with May 10 being a day of movies in the theater, followed by an Online Celebration for two weeks from May 11-25, 2014.
Give us your horror, your sci-fi, your strange, your unusual – we celebrate those who find themselves in the back of beyond!
This is the first year in its nine-year history that the Beyond the Beaten Path film screening series will branch off and move out of its usual fall screening period. Additionally, we will be adding discussions, parties, special screenings, and for the first time — Awards!
Official Selections will be reviewed in Influx Magazine. The award winner of Beyond the Best Feature Film will receive a distribution offer to be on Amazon Prime. The top three short films will receive an offer to be packaged together for distribution on Amazon Prime and receive a replay screening in the 2014 SoCal Film Festival in October.
Winning screenplays will receive table reads from professional actors and short form selections may receive offers for production from students at the SoCal Film Academy.
2014 BEYOND THE BEATEN PATH FILM FEST
May 8-May 25
May 8: Opening Night – TBA
May 9: Special Event — TBA
May 10: Theatrical Screenings — TBA
May 11-25: Online Screenings and Events