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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    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
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    MARK HOMAN

    Being selected to screen at La Live Film Fest was an honor in itself, but was even better was the treatment we were given from start to finish. The staff made us feel like VIP's and it was clear that everyone involved had a passion for watching, making, and promoting films. Thanks again and let us know if you'd like to screen The Art of Moto again!

    December 2017
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    Catero Colbert

    This is an Amazing festival with great people behind the scenes and some really talented filmmakers presenting their work. It was a great experience and a pleasure to be a part of. Plus the venue is awesome.

    December 2017
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    Danny Miguel

    For several years now, I've seen Edward's crew's involvement consistent and passionate about what they do, that is delivering the best festivals they can by recognizing unseen talent. Their sincerity speaks for itself, from their great vibe and energy, good communication, quality selection of films to fantastic venues.. these guys love Los Angeles. Every year, I'm always looking forward to what these guys have in store. I recommend their platforms to established and especially new determined filmmakers looking for a chance to see their expression on the silver screen. In addition, a definite stepping stone for exposure!

    December 2017
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    Matthew Oquendo

    Really cool festival! Awesome venue too. Patrick, Edward, Zach and their entire team were really friendly, approachable, and quick to respond to any questions. It was a pleasure to screen there and hope to see future festival screenings.

    December 2017