Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival gives filmmakers the unique opportunity to build a buzz around their project along with making industry connections. We promote and market our event to studio executives, streaming services and film enthusiasts worldwide to get more eyes on your project. This years event will be held at the world famous Regal LA Live and is capped off with a red carpet awards event on the last day. Our panel of industry judges that have over a combined 40 years in the film industry will be critiquing and selecting our finalists. Our goal is to get your work in front of the people that can help take your project to the next level.

Live screening on April 25 and 27, 2024 at the Regal L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles for the Finalists in ALL categories. Custom Awards for winners to be given out April 28th.

- If submitting one project to 3 or more categories: PLEASE USE ALL CATEGORIES (FEATURE OR SHORT) SUBMISSION BUTTON
- If submitting one project to two categories PLEASE DO SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS. (FilmFreeway does not have the capability to update the status on just one category if it was submitted to more than one category in a single transaction.)
- Features are obligated to have a running time of 45 minutes or more to be eligible.
- Short films must be over 2 minutes and under 45 minutes of run time to be eligible.
- Films must have been completed on or after July 1, 2022.
- All genres are welcome
- Entry Fees are nonrefundable.
- Entries will not be considered without a paid Entry Fee.
- No Checks are accepted to pay submission fees. Online payments only, through
- Only online submissions are accepted.
- We accept short films from all regions. Non-English films must have English subtitles.
- Works-in-progress will be considered.
- We accept films shot in any format, however, submissions must be provided via online screener.
- If your film is selected we will ask you to email us still images and press kit.
- All films chosen as Finalists will grant BHIFF the nonexclusive right to screen them for the duration of the festival (April 24th - 28th) without any form compensation beyond the publicity and recognition that that Finalist receives.
- (If cash is awarded) The cash awards that the Award Winners will receive are prizes for exceptional screenwriting. They are not and should not be considered compensation for the rights to webcast or broadcast the associated films.
- All films chosen as Official Selections and Award Winners will grant BHIFF the right to use clips/trailer for promotional purposes.
- For a complete list of rights granted to the Festival related to the screening and promotion of Official Selections, see the Terms and Conditions.
- Finalists will be notified on or before April 1st, 2024.
-BHIFF reserves the right to decline naming Official Selections and Award Winners if we do not receive enough submissions meeting our standards of storytelling or production value.

Terms & Conditions:
I understand and accept the Submission Requirements.

I warrant that I am authorized to commit the film for screening.

I warrant that I have signed releases from any people appearing in my film, and have the authority to use any copyrighted materials that appear in my film, including but not limited to music, images or footage.

If my film is chosen as an Official Selection, I hereby grant the Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival (the Festival) and its funders, creators, distributors, production companies and assigns, the rights to:

Screen my film at the designated hosting location for the duration of the festival (no more than 5 days), without any monetary compensation. During that time, I further grant the above entities the rights to:

- Promote, link to and embed my film trailer in the BHIFF’s web and social media platforms and any other platforms they so desire

- Affix to the head and tail of my film bumpers, not to exceed 6 seconds each, that announce my film as a Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival Official Selection or Award Winner, potentially including a link after the end credits to, and a logo bug in the corner of the frame throughout.

- Use an excerpt from my film not to exceed 30 seconds for a Festival trailer and/or other promotional purposes to promote the Festival and/or BHIFF, in perpetuity and universally.

- Release, publicize and promote my name, image or likeness in association with my film.

I will indemnify and hold harmless Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival, its creators, production companies, funders and assigns, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, defamation or publicity related to the presentation, distribution or promotion of my film.

I understand that the BHIFF, its creators, production companies and associates, are constantly creating and producing films, and may have films in existence or in development for future production that may include ideas, images, themes, stories, treatments, interviewees or characters that appear in my film, or otherwise bear a strong resemblance to my film in some other way. I hereby agree that I am not entitled to any compensation in any form based on any similarities of such film content to my film, whether real or perceived.

I am at least 18 years of age, have read and understand the foregoing Terms and Conditions, and am competent to execute this agreement.

Overall Rating
  • Melissa Cupp

    Beyond Hollywood was the best festival experience! Between workshops and panels with well known actors and directors, and screening at the Regal LA Live, it was such a great opportunity as a filmmaker! See you next year!

    May 2024
  • Zhuzha Akova

    "Being part of BHIFF was an exceptional experience. From outstanding hospitality to seamless communication, the festival exuded professionalism. The industry panels and guest speakers added immense value, enriching our journey as filmmakers. Winning for my short film 'Klara's Box' was a moment of immense gratitude, made even more special by the supportive and friendly atmosphere fostered by the incredible team. The awards ceremony was a true celebration of creativity and talent. Thank you, BHIFF, for a remarkable experience."

    May 2024
  • Thank you for choosing My Favorite Narcissist as a finalist. I am honored to have my script recognized amongst such amazing scripts. I had a blast at the festival and I look forward to the next one.

    May 2024
  • This was an amazing festival! I was blown away by the quality of the films and the support that the organizers provided throughout. There was constant communication, advice and guidance. Thank you!

    May 2024
  • I am honored and grateful for recognition by Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival. How lucky am I. dbr

    May 2024