Film Festival with Live Screenings
Screenplay / Writing Contest
Join us on the Red Carpet
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE and mix and mingle with Filmmakers and Content aggregators at the most prestigious entertainment complex in Los Angeles for live screenings of independent films in theater number 8, located next to the elevator adjacent to the concessions stands on the 2nd floor, theater # 8 boasts one of the largest screens in California, with the highest resolution Barco Projector available today. and the best surround sound, Theater # 8 has 286 extra large seats, and 6 extra seats in a triple wide center row for reserved handicap seating, L.A. Live is a Massive entertainment complex featuring regal cinemas theater & The Grammy Museum, plus the best five star restaurants, Hotel, bars, nightclubs & more, located next to the METRO train, L.A. LIVE is the number one location in southern California for entertainment and nightlife, with multiple secure parking structures, on site security, and friendly staff to accommodate visitors, ALL TICKETING for this event will be in advance.

Awards & Prizes

We aggressively promote on all social media and have promotions companies sharing all of our official selections and wins aggressively, winners receive marketing like no other festival. follow our accounts and see how satisfied our past winners and submitters are.
Screening in one of the largest and highest quality theaters in california is a win, distributors and content aggregators will once again be attending.

Rules & Terms

General Eligibility
1. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
2. Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via the participating submission platform FilmFreeway with a password-protected streaming URL.
3. IMPORTANT NOTE: Film Fest L.A. is not responsible for the streaming quality of online screeners.
4. In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival immediately with that change so we may update your record.
5. Film Fest L.A. screens films as digital files from DCP during the Festival.
Originality and Permissions; INDEMNITY
1. Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.
2. Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. L.A. LIVE Film Fest expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.
3. BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE APPLICANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE FESTIVAL, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
 
Additional Information
1. We strongly encourage filmmakers to submit their film only after it is fully finished.
2. Once an entry payment has been received we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed by an entrant for any reason, the entrant may be subject to any transaction fees or similar amounts incurred by Film Fest L.A. in connection with the dispute.
3. You MUST include your physical address either in your entry or in your cover letter. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.
Selected Films and Winners
1. Film Fest L.A. has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: identities of screeners or judges notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or details regarding the submission review or selection process. All information regarding the rating process is through the FilmFreeway rating system provided by FilmFreeway
2. Winners will be announced on November 10th 2018. The judges’ decision is final.
3. Official selections will be announced prior to November 1st 2018

10 Reviews

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    summer moore

    I wish there was a category to give an award to this festival. I was so honored to have been selected by this festival! LA Live Film Fest really cares about the filmmakers and were beyond helpful and professional. They really work with the filmmaker and want each one to get the most benefit that they can out of the festival. I hope there's many many more years of the festival to come! Filmmakers treat them well so they stick around!

    December 2017
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    Robin Lipo

    Very interesting and inspiring film festival. Great communication, connection between the filmmakers and valuable for participants. I highly recomend to everyone who loves great movies :]

    November 2017
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    Waide Riddle

    LA LIVE FILM FEST is one of the most professional, proactive & progressive film festivals I've ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Response time to questions is with in minutes to hours. My screenplay "Dear Tom Hardy: i love you" was not only Nominated, but it Won its Division in Comedy Feature. I'm extremely grateful to their presence in the festival circuit. I appreciate being given a chance to impact the public with my Art. Thank you, LA LIVE FILM FEST!

    November 2017
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    Bryce Hirschberg

    Amazing festival with a wonderful venue. Great turn out, awesome red carpet, and you can't beat the LA Live theatrical screening. Also, great continuous promotion from the festivals team!

    November 2017
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    Edward Lyons

    An incredible festival! Such an honour to be accepted. Communication was brilliant and the festival goes above and beyond to promote you. Even though we were unable to attend our cinema screening we won multiple awards. Do not miss the opportunity to submit your film to this incredible event.

    December 2017