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Los Angeles Film Festival

Film Festival in Los Angeles.

About

Los Angeles Film Festival is a world-class event, showcasing the best in American and international cinema, to an enthusiastic audience or more than 75,000. A high-profile event, the Festival is an excellent platform for launching a film. It's A typical audience festical with a respectable number of European arthouse films. 

Awards

Selection to the LA Film Festival qualifies films for prestigious awards, including: 

  • Film Independent Spirit Awards (feature films) 
  • Cinema Eye Honors for Non Fiction Filmmaking (documentary feature films) 
  • Academy Awards® in the Narrative, Animated, and Documentary Short Film categories (short films)

Jury awards in the categories:

  • US Fiction Competition. World premiere requirement.
  • Documentary Competition. World premiere requirement.
  • World Fiction Competition. World premiere requirement.
  • Nightfall Competition. World premiere requirement.
  • LA Muse Competition. World premiere requirement.
  • Short Fiction Film Competition 

Audience awards: 

  • Audience Award for Best Fiction Film. All world premiere films are eligible for the audience award.
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary Film. All world premiere films are eligible for the audience award.
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film

Rules

Restirctions

  • World premieres of feature-length films are the highest priority for the LA Film Festival. Premiere status is not a consideration for short films. 
  • Feature films that have had public or festival screenings in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties are ineligible. 
  • Feature films must have been completed after June 1, 2015.
  • Submission is available via Filmfreeway system.
  • We prefer all screeners to be submitted digitally online. However, if absolutely necessary, we also accept two DVDs (Region 0 or 1 and NTSC preferred). For short films (under 50 min.) or music videos, submit one DVD. 

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Artistic Director: Mr. David Ansen
  • Festival Director: Mrs. Stephanie Allain
  • Associate Director of Programming: Mr. Doug Jones

Documents

Place

United States
Los Angeles

Official website

lafilmfest.com

Contacts

Address:

Los Angeles Film Festival
Film Independent 9911 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 USA
United States

Phone: +1-310-432 1240
Fax: +1-310-432 1203

Email: 

LAFilmFest@FilmIndependent.org
programming@filmindependent.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    November 03, 2015
  • Earlybird Deadline
    November 20, 2015
  • Regular Deadline
    December 14, 2015
  • Late Deadline
    January 15, 2016
  • Notifications
    May 06, 2016
  • Event dates
    1 — 9 June 2016
Categories & Fees

Feature-length, documentary and non-fiction films (51 minutes or more)

  • Earlybird Deadline — €45
  • Regular Deadline — €68
  • Late Deadline — €90

Short form digital content with non-narrative structure made for online distribution. Including gaming videos, camera hijinks, editing trickery, abstract cinematic expressions and conceptual video creations.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €9
  • Regular Deadline — €14
  • Late Deadline — €18

Fiction or non-fiction digital web series that demonstrates online storytelling. Multiple episodes can be submitted, as long as it does not exceed 12 minutes in total, or a single episode may be submitted up to 12 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €14
  • Regular Deadline — €18
  • Late Deadline — €23

Short films that have been shot, directed and produced by high school or secondary school (pre-college/university) students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only. (20 minutes or less)

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free

Visually inventive music videos from the U.S. and around the world (10 minutes or less)

  • Earlybird Deadline — €9
  • Regular Deadline — €14
  • Late Deadline — €18

Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental short films from the U.S. and around the world (26 to 50 minutes)

  • Earlybird Deadline — €27
  • Regular Deadline — €41
  • Late Deadline — €54

Feature-length, fiction films from the U.S. (51 minutes or more)

  • Earlybird Deadline — €45
  • Regular Deadline — €68
  • Late Deadline — €90

Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental short films from the U.S. and around the world (25 minutes or less)

  • Earlybird Deadline — €27
  • Regular Deadline — €41
  • Late Deadline — €54

Feature-length fiction films from around the world. (51 minutes or more)

  • Earlybird Deadline — €45
  • Regular Deadline — €68
  • Late Deadline — €90
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