It's Time, Bakersfield!

The Vanilla Palm Film Festival & Art Competition 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022: The Padre Hotel (4:00pm-10pm) ~ Opening Night + Silent Art Auction Begins

Friday, May 13, 2022: The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame (4:00pm-10pm) ~ Day ONE of Film Screenings + Art Auction Ends

Saturday, May 14, 2022: The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame (10:00am - 10:00pm ~ Day TWO of Film Screenings + Awards Ceremony

MAY 12-14

Art & Film Submissions are now closed!


Bi-Monthly Winners + Live Festival Awards Event                   Bakersfield, California/2022

Our goal is simple... to reward good storytellers + artist and showcase their talent to the world regardless of their budget or resume. 

And we aren't like any other film festival on the planet because we bring the festival to YOU!

The Palm Leaf trophy


Bi-Monthly "Online" Winners
automatically qualify for the festival event in May 2022!

Winners are chosen every other month through online submissions and automatically qualify for the main (live) festival event in May.

May 12-14

Bakersfield, CA
    Live Event...

All bi-monthly winners will advance to the 2022 live festival event being held in the heart of America's "breadbasket" to screen in front of live audiences. 

Category winners receive our unique (Palm Leaf) sculpture trophy and the festival's top prize will include an original piece of artwork by a local artist.

Official Event Venue

Official Sponsorships

Ticket Packages

Choose from single day VIP passes to All Access Passes!  (Due to limited seating, there are NO REFUNDS for this event. Should the event be canceled due to COVID restrictions it will be held virtually online!)

  • Thursday, May 12: The Padre Hotel - *Cocktail Attire
  • Friday, May 13: Music Hall of Fame - *Hollywood Glam Attire (Dress like your favorite movie star, artist, or entertainer!)
  • Saturday, May 14: Music Hall of Fame - *Island Attire

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