Temecula Valley International Film Festival is a film festival held in Temecula Valley, California.
Begun September 1995 and held every September since, it is a celebration Film and Music. It drew 600 attendees in 1995 and more than 20,000 in 2008. Over 1,000 films have been screened from more than 20 countries since 1995. Honorees have included: Dionne Warwick, Hector Elizondo, Dennis Haybert, John Ottman, John Badham, Lucas Foster, Rick Shroeder, Steve Dorff, Natasha Hentsridge, AFI's Jean Firstenberg, Howard W. Koch, Robert Wise, Carl Reiner, Karl Malden, Shirley Jones, Michael York, Ray Charles, Rita Coolidge, Marsha Mason, Robert Stack, Gale Ann Hurd, William Shatner, Patty Duke, Billy Preston, Sam Grogg, Julie Corman, Etta James, John Spencer, Diane Ladd, Penelope Spheeris, Howard Suber, AC Lyles, Louis Gossett, Jr, Lou Rawls, Jonathan Lynn, Dr. Elizabeth Daley, Gina Gershon, Trevor Rabin, and Michael Childers.
Open to US and Foreign films in five categories: Full Length Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Animation and Student Films. Entries must have been completed in 2007, 2008 or 2009 and must be submitted on DVD by deadline, usually in the preceding June. Entries are accepted for jazz and pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Latin, Country, Folk. Lip syncing is not allowed.