The Bel Air Film Festival (BAFF) is an annual film festival which world premieres brand new independent film held throughout greater Los Angeles to promote the appreciation and knowledge of film. BAFF recognizes top industry leaders, and fosters the development of up-and-coming filmmakers. Each week long event launches with a red carpet Gala. Event festivities include an array of film panels, screenings, after parties, meet and greet film lounge with sponsoring brand integration. The Bel-Air Film Festival hosted its first inaugural event in 2008. The first ever red carpet gala and opening night screening was held at a private estate located in Bel-Air, CA. Additional venues have included the William Morris Endeavor Theater, Soho House West Hollywood, Hammer Museum, Skirball Cultural Center, Palihouse, Saban Theater, UCLA & USC campuses.

The Bel-Air Film Festival has grown into an annual event, attracting thousands of attendees each year. The festival is well-attended by the local Los Angeles community, members of the entertainment community, and many filmmakers worldwide. The next Seventh Annual film festival takes place this October 16th-19th, 2014. Winning film categories include Feature Film, Documentary Film, Short Film, and Student Short Film.
Honorees have included Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Rumer Willis (E!’s Songbyrd, Pretty Little Liars), Salam Remi (Music Producer Sex and the City, Alicia Keys), Bob Yari (Producer of Academy Award Winning Film Crash) Kathy Najimy (King of the Hill), Jamie Kennedy (Malibu’s Most Wanted), Neal Brennan (Chappelle’s Show), Kevin Hart (Comedian), Brian Austin Green (90210), Mark Rydell (Academy Nominee Directed The Rose starring Bette Midler), Louis Gossett Jr. (Academy Award Winner), Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandell (Writers Parenthood, Splash, A League of Their Own).

All films are carefully reviewed and chosen. Please be sure to include all contact information and your submission number on your submission DVD.

Accurately note if your film is eligible for a world premiere.

Films that are submitted are not guaranteed to be accepted into festival.

No refunds are available for film submissions.

Email with "film submission" in the subject title with any questions.

***Please be sure to accurately label your film in it's appropriate category (Feature Film, Documentary Film, Short Film, Short Film Comedy, Student Short Film). If your film is a World Premiere or Los Angeles Premiere please include this on FilmFreeway and along with a note with your film submission.