The Broadway International Film Festival Los Angeles (BIFFLA) aims to bring back focus and interest to the Broadway corridor of downtown Los Angeles, as part of the Bringing Back Broadway Initiative.

BIFFLA will take place in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, and will feature an all inclusive agenda of film screenings, panels discussions, and a Gala Awards Dinner.

BIFFLA accomplishes this goal by focusing on the importance and the historical significance of this area by bringing a major event in which artists, political and city leaders, businesses and the community unite.

The purpose of the festival includes reaching all aspects of our community with the focus of placing Broadway as a cultural center of film diversity and a platform for the exposure of important topics that affect us all, with the opportunity for both emerging and established talent to showcase and publicize their material.

The program will run consecutively 24 hours per day during the 3 days of the event to provide more opportunity for participating filmmakers to screen their films.

Please visit our social media platforms that will keep you informed.

We thank you for supporting Broadway International Film Festival 2020.

Emilio Vega
Executive Director
Broadway International Film Festival

We have two categories:

Student (all participants must be students and under 23 years old)
- Award to Best Student Film

And Experienced filmmaker.


- Best Short Film

- Best Animated Short Film

- Best Documentary Short Film

- Best Actress

- Best Actor

- Best Director

- Best Cinematography

- Best Original Screenplay


- Best Feature Film

- Best Animated Feature Film

- Best Documentary Feature Film

- Best Actress

- Best Actor

- Best Director

- Best Cinematography

- Best Original Screenplay

Various awards for various levels of film production value, film quality, and best films in each category will be presented.

Short Film must be from 2 min to maximum 30.

Feature Film must be more than 45 minutes and no more than 110 minutes.

All films will be screened before the festival. Someone from the production must be present in order to be able to win an award.

BIFFLA reserves its right to admit a film to the festival. Films accepted to the festival will be posted on the festival official website (

Only complete and final versions of the films received before the deadline will
be accepted.

Multiple films on one DVD will be accepted. However, one complete application packet per film should be submitted.

Only films in DVD/BLUE-RAY NTSC format will be admitted.

Films will not be returned unless specifically requested by the filmmaker/production company. The cost of returning the film will be at the sender’s expense.

Broadway International Film Festival Los Angeles reserves its right to use submitted films or part of these films for the festival’s promotional activities, unless prohibited due to: the film production company policies on the use of its film (in part or its entirety) or due to its copyrights restrictions.

Unless specifically stated, the organizers of the BIFFLA will rightfully assume that the use of a film (short or feature film) is authorized by the film’s director and/or producer/production company for all of Broadway International Film Festival Los Angeles’ promotional and marketing strategies, for its award ceremony, BIFFLA, the X College Latin American Video Film Festival, the “Corte Creative” Film Festival, and/or South County Renaissance Project’s non-profit promotional fund-raising activities.

IMPORTANT: Broadway International Film Festival Los Angeles© is a production of Arco Del Triunfo Foundation, a non-profit organization. Proceeds of the Arco Del Triunfo Foundation and BIFFLA help subsidize art and technology-based programs for children in the Los Angeles city.

Film submissions post-marked or received after the final submissions deadline will be accepted on an as needed basis and may not appear in the official program.

Overall Rating
  • Tanxuan Shi

    The worst film festival that I’ve ever attended in my life. Please don't submit your film, they won't take it seriously!
    In 2021, they:
    1) Using small TV to screen shorts.
    2) They skip credit of all shorts!

    This is disrespectful to the filmmakers and very amateurish.👎 That's why you sent countless emails asking where is the screening? Is it at the cinema? They has not responded to the email. Because they are just in a humble house, screening on TV.

    Also, the Mexican chairman of the film festival treated the Chinese filmmakers very rudely. When you confirmed the details of the screening with him, he refused to communicate because he said he has no time, and his attitude was rude; but he greeted other guests!

    Please don't submit your film, they won't take it seriously!

    October 2022
  • Excellent organization and very friendly team.

    October 2022
  • This festival unfortunately was not worth the money to submit to. I am grateful for the selection but there were no events and when there were events invitations would be sent out the day before. They were hard to communicate with. Several of my emails were ignored. I would email in English and get a response back in Spanish. I still don’t know if my film was screened as they never asked me for a copy and their website never had tickets available or information about screenings.

    November 2021
  • First of all I'm very proud that my work was selected! Thanks to the team. Communication was ok. I wished it was a bit clearer. To me it was not clear if the venue was a live or online vent and my mail was never answered....

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi good morning thank you for your message we appreciate your participation on Broadway International Film festival 2021.
    I remember sending you an email about this question. that we have a virtual part and in perton part of the event, I am sorry for the miss communication. Thank you and we hope to have you in 2022.


    Nobody answer an email for 2 month. No any response about laurel or any official selection on the website.

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your comment we appreciate all the oppinion in the Film Festival. I sended the laurel 2 time you most be missing mail. Thank you and have a nnice day.