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
  • Nate Yacos

    Hey LA staff,
    It sure was great being a part of LA LIVE FILM FEST. I plan to submit this summer. Can't wait to complete and submit my next comedy "Santiago in Love".

    March 2019
  • Matt Cerwen

    Great festival! Our lead actor was able to attend and enjoyed the experience. Lots of lead-up and follow-up marketing done by the festival is excellent.

    February 2019
  • Sonalii Castillo

    What a fun experience for me and for my crew. Thank you for making thid experience so much fun and wonderful for us independent film makers. I love this festival

    January 2019
  • I unfortunately couldn't attend this Film Fest but I wanted to thank the LA Live Film Fest staff for considering my screenplay, Where Komainu Cry, as a finalist. I really appreciate all you have done and am saddened that I missed out on all the fun, films and festivities. I'll definitely send in the next script and recommend any screenwriter do the same as well.

    December 2018
  • Abdul Malik

    Great experience looking forward to the next one.

    November 2018