Film Festival with Live Screenings 
Screenplay / Writing Contest in our 300 seat theater at L.A. LIVE..
LA LIVE FILM FESTIVAL’s mission is to provide a festival where filmmakers are treated with respect and given opportunities that empower the filmmaker’s career while being showcased at the most prestigious location in Los Angeles, Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE. We strive to do things differently than other festivals and part of how we do this is the way we market the selected films. We believe that helping others is the only way to operate and want filmmakers that also have this mindset, so we cultivate a working community in Hollywood that will continue to extend past the festival.

Awards & Prizes
The most important thing to an indie film is exposure, so the film is distributed worldwide and profits are made. At LA Live Film Fest we award the winners just that. Marketing! Our promotions company, Big House LA, will market the films on over 37 Facebook filmmaker forums along with other social media sites, such as those listed below.
https://www.facebook.com/BigHouselosangeles
https://www.instagram.com/bighousela
http://bighousela.tumblr.com
https://www.pinterest.com/bighouselosange
https://twitter.com/BIGHOUSELA
Website:
http://bighouse-la.com

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

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • SAMUEL TAYLOR

    I had an amazing experience at the LA LIVE FEST. The Festival was energetic and full of life. My screenplay At The Mercy Of Faith, won an Award for Best Faith-Base Screenplay. I thank God and LA Live Fest for this great honor.

    November 2019
  • The festival had a great red carpet with lots of press, and a nice turnout! The theater was awesome and our team had a great time. Hope to come back next year!

    November 2019
  • Wonderful festival and experience. Beautiful venue and red carpet, great networking opportunities and press. The organizers were very quick to respond to any questions I had, as well as, made all the filmmakers feel welcome and valued at the festival. There was even a Q&A after our film, Semblance, screened which was a really special experience getting to connect with the audience. Top notch professionalism all around. Thank you for choosing our film and we will be submitting to you guys with every new project!

    December 2019
  • Ian Vardy

    Thank you so much L.A Live! What a festival! Can't wait to submit again, amazing team!

    December 2019
  • The organizers are very enthusiastic and available for communication. It was honor to be a screenplay finalist. Like many film festivals, this festival highlights screenings more than screenplays and there were some excellent films screened.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for coming to our event, we feature screenwriters with live readings too. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waide-riddle-live-screenplay-reading-tickets-68853004189