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 24-27, 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 FilmFreeway.com.
- 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 bhiff.org, 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.

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  • Joshua Chou

    A relatively new film festival with a lot of friendly faces and plenty of filmmakers, movie-lovers, screenwriters, directors, and experts of all fields attending. I appreciate being able to come and be a part of the event while screening every short film and feature film submitted for the contest. I would certainly recommend sending an application and, if the cards are right, attending this film festival as a finalist yourself.

    August 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Joshua, thank you so much for the review. We're excited to see that what we're doing is making an impact in the indie film community and we plan on expanding on that momentum next year. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Absolutely professional festival. Perfect organization. Quick and friendly communication.

    May 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Matthias, thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon!!

  • Beyond Hollywood is a wonderful addition to the LA film community with plenty of authentic love for independent film and filmmakers! This is a festival to watch out for because they are committed to building a big tent, and they respect the art, fun and grit that it takes to make movies!

    May 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Daniel and congrats on a great film!

  • I had a great time at Beyond Hollywood! The festival staff works very hard to keep everything going and every screening I attended went off without a hitch. There was a very diverse networking crowd.
    The venue was the downtown Regal Theaters and I could not believe how easy it was getting in and out of the festival every day--especially since there was something going on at the nearby crypto-com Center (formerly Staples Center) all the time (both the Clippers and Lakers in the NBA Play Offs and the LA Kings!).
    Anyway, I look forward to submitting for next year's!

    May 2023
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    Response from festival:

    John, thank you for the kind words. We'd love to have you back next year as we have some really cool things planned!

  • It was such an honor and an awesome experience for our team. We are grateful to Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival for nominating "The Life of T-Mac" for Best Documentary.

    May 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Jose, thank you for being apart of the festivities and sharing that incredible story.