This International Film Festival is to Empower the community as a whole! So many people try to compete with each other, and one up each other vs lifting each other up! This Festival is about embracing fellow Filmmakers with open arms and causing an experience of Empowerment, Collaborative Joy, and Rekindling Dreams!

In addition, the films that we screened in our first year had a total of 45 AWARD WINS! Meaning the level of filmmakers submitting are superb and fantastic!

Our 2nd Year Red Carpet was Extraordinary! We've announced our Winners on the International Movie Data Base! We are also PROUD to announce that some of our films that screened have gotten request from Distributers to move forward with the distribution process!👏👏👏 Happy and excited for all the winners!🎉🎉 View winners by copying and pasting the following link via IMDb:

***This festival is following Oscar Qualifying guidelines as we are on route to be a Certified Oscar Qualifying Film Festival!


Will be presencing and contributing his line of merchandise throughout the Film Festival Event!!!

Festival Date: September 28, 2023
Red Carpet: Starts at 5pm
Film Screenings: 6pm to 10pm
Theater: The Regal L.A. LIVE

TICKETS INCLUDE: Red Carpet + photo access throughout the entire event, Access to ALL 19 PROJECTS, + Free Raffle tickets!!

This Festival is The possibility of Empowering, causing Collaborative Joy, and Rekindling Dreams!!!❤️❤️❤️

Filmmakers will have the opportunity to Win in Categories such as Best Director, Male Actor, Female Actor, Best Film and MORE!


Official Selections will receive Official Selection laurels and will have the opportunity to share their laurels on Social Media.


Fate's Shadow
Michelle Arthur

"Our film FATE'S SHADOW was honored to be a part of the very first Film Arts & Hearts Festival. We loved the fact that the Festival Directors initially planned a screening event as just a celebration for selected filmmakers. It was to simply showcase the collaborative efforts required to make a solid movie and to give filmmakers the opportunity to show support for each other. When they surprised certain films with awards afterwards, we were delighted! This festival goes beyond contests, and that is where the real heart is. We recommend Film Arts & Hearts. 

5 stars"

This is an open duration (1 minute shorts, or 90 minutes+ Feature Films), and an open genre Film Festival. WE LOVE DIVERSITY!!❤️🎉

We will select which films will screen in the Theater once the Season is over!🙌🎉 Ultimately we'll be selecting a Diverse set of Films with different Genres, Lengths (shorts, features, and or both), different categories (could be 1 category, mixed, and or all), on various topics taking on different aspects of life!🥳🎉❤️ We're committed to our overall Screening Program to be Breathtaking, Fantastic, and an Awesome Memorable Emotional Rollercoaster in the Theater!❤️❤️❤️

Regardless if the film is chosen or not to screen at the Theater, ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE BEING CONSIDERED AS A WINNING FILM FOR THEIR CATEGORY!🎉 Winners will receive their Winning Laurels as well as IMDB Credit!🥳❤️🎉

Overall Rating
  • The festival was wonderfully set up, everyone was extremely friendly, a great venue for indie films and upcoming filmmakers. Highly recommended. Lots of amazing talent, both films and music videos, which made the evening a blast. Thank you also for the Honorable Mention for my short film.

    November 2023
  • Alejandra Alanis Ortiz

    Amazing film festival, I loved that your communication about the event was great, and a frequent email and constant updates.

    October 2023
  • Stuart Warren Dansby

    Thank you for the inclusion and for the recognition. We’re truly honored to be a part of this high quality festival.

    October 2023
  • Albin Balint

    Dear Organizers, we are very glad and grateful for the opportunity to have participated at your Festival with our film 'Tercett - Zsigmond Móricz's Women'. Also, we thank you for donating it an 'Honorable Mention' in the category of Best Feature Film. Best wishes from our filmmaking team in Budapest, Hungary!

    October 2023
  • Richard E Haywood

    great experience cab't wait for next year

    October 2023