CATE Cinema at the Edge Santa Monica’s Premiere Independent Film Festival

Cinema at the Edge

What We Do!

CATE Cinema at the Edge Santa Monica’s Premier Independent Film Festival. Three days of screenings, parties, and artist programs that celebrate independent filmmaking in the heart of Santa Monica. The CATE Film Festival is housed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts. It is nestled in the Frank Gehry designed complex on bustling Main Street in Santa Monica, California. The 7th Annual Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (CATE) presents films of all genres. Additionally, those films feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium.

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Phone: 310-313-0279

About Cinema at the Edge

Film Making in Santa Monica


Four days of screenings, parties and artist programs that celebrate independent film making in the heart of Santa Monica.

All Genres That Feature a Distinct Vision


Housed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, the CATE Los Angeles Film Festival is nestled in the Frank Gehry designed complex on bustling Main Street in Santa Monica, California. The 7th Annual Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (CATE) presents films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium. A community staple, CATE was born out of a desire to showcase innovative films, with a commitment to quality, which push industry boundaries and explores cutting-edge cinema.

Independent Filmmakers Genuine Exposure


Our film festival is now accepting submissions for Narrative Features, Documentaries, and Shorts. We emphatically welcome films in all genres, from all corners of the world, whether you’re a student or a seasoned filmmaker. It is CATE’s mission to feature films that will, first and foremost, connect with audiences but also give independent filmmakers genuine exposure and additional opportunities for global distribution. This film festival is dedicated to shining the light on indie gems that continue to push this industry to new heights. Festival Director Michelle Danner is thrilled to now invite the global independent film community to submit their finest work to this vibrant, beachside community during CATE 2020.

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2437 Main Street
Santa Monica, California 90405 US

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