Festival occurs 24 times a year at our Los Angeles events. At least twice a month.

We have created a hybrid festival with 4 tiers to enhance your film and your festival experience. All accepted films receive all four tier options:

Tier #1 - Your film plays at a private festival event where the audience will record their comments/reactions to your film on their camera or phone, then we edit them and send you a promotional video. No matter what you will receive a promotional video of your film of people commenting on your film.

Tier #2 (optional) - Your film plays on the Film Festival streaming service for 30 hours and invite a select industry audience to watch it. With this system, some films have already received a distribution deal as many platforms are looking for solid feature and short documentaries. We can not guarantee anything of course but this has been very helpful to many in the past. (see testimonials below)

Then (Tier #3) we will send you a list of questions to answer for our blog interview that will promote you and your film. Then after that (Tier #4) we will set up a podcast interview on our popular ITunes show where will we chat with you about the process of how the film was made.


Why the this is the fastest growing Documentary Film Festival in the world today:

– Your film will get screened in front of a large, broad audience.

– We are a feedback festival and you will actually hear what industry people and film lovers think of your film.

– Your film is screened and then talked about with the audience.

NEW Showcase: Submit your FEATURE FILM and receive an audience feedback promotional/testimonial video of your film. Great video to use to get into more festivals and/or promote your film. All submissions receive feedback on their film no matter what.

Submitted films get their short documentary film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival where you will receive an audience feedback video of your film.

Accept short films in the documentary category between 1 to 45 minutes in length.

We also accept feature films in the documentary category between 46 minutes and 3 hours in length.

NOTE: If your film is not accepted, we can provide you the committee's feedback notes on your film as to way it wasn't added. Simply email the festival for this request.

Overall Rating
  • It was wonderful to participate and be able to receive such sincere feedback on my film. Thank you very much to all.

    October 2023
  • Hi all! It was great to take part in your film festival. Thank you for the excellent organization of the festival. I will be glad to participate again with my new film.

    October 2023
  • Steve Everett

    I was VERY pleased with the experience of LADOC Film Fest! We are first-time filmmakers, but had submitted our film to quite a few festivals by the time we submitted to this one and could immediately see a difference. Great communication (they had to track me down on WhatsApp to tell me that we won for best direction) and follow-through. Our feedback video was full of intelligent, thoughtful commentary. Very heartfelt. Great fest!

    October 2023
  • Gregg Jaden

    Very high-value festival. It is extremely professional, and they truly respect and understand artistic expression. Audience response to your film is invaluable. Any filmmakers should be submitting their work here.

    October 2023
  • Stuart Warren Dansby

    This Festival is at the highest level of professionalism, communication and inclusion. The audience feedback is compelling and is a high value. We're truly blessed and grateful to be a part of this festival and have our film and messaged shared. Thank you LA Documentary Film Festival.

    October 2023