ICAN/LAX International Film Competition is a 3-day filmmaking event hosted in Los Angeles, California.

We are inviting our global community of friends. To join us once again for a weekend of film festivities. Hosted by The ICAN Project an expansion and invitation of inclusion into our film creator community. We will provide 3 full days of streaming activities including workshops, panels, and streaming networking events.

This will be a great opportunity to meet emerging talent for your productions and projects. Calling all creatives to participate and offer your suggestions to better serve the community as a whole.

Each category winner will be presented an ICAN Award and a lifetime membership to our network organization.

Membership includes a massive resource base of opportunities and built-in industry relationships.

ATTENTION: DO NOT SUBMIT ANY CONTENT YOU DO NOT WANT PREVIEWED, REVIEWED, SCREENED, OR PROMOTED VIA PUBLIC STREAMING ACCESS FOR ANY REASON!!!!!!! IF YOU DO NOT READ OR YOU DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOUR PRODUCTION DO NOT ENTER OUR FESTIVAL!!!!

Submission Entry Opening: ICAN/LAX : June 1, 2021

Submission Fee: $10.00 until June 31, 2021 at Midnight after that fee is $25.00 per submission.

June 01, 2021 12:00 AM (EST) and ends July 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Voting Begins: August 7th, 2021 - 12:00 AM (EST)
Voting Ends August 14th, 2021 - 11:59 PM (EST)
Notification Date - August 15th, 2021

Online submissions only and all materials must be available for download. Do not make your submission available for download if you do not want your content viewed or promoted on ICAN platforms.

A 2-5 minute reel for inclusion will be acceptable for preview and promotional purposes.

Submitting your film to The ICAN Festival, you agree to allow your film to be screened by the festival during the festival and awards ceremony, for which you are submitting, at no charge to the festival. Our festival is virtual and films will be randomly rotated on our streaming platforms.

By submitting to our film festival you are acknowledging full copyright ownership in it's entirety for all content submitted.‚Äč If for any reason you do not wish to participate in public placement of your content a simple written request to remove will resolve it without dispute.

ICAN reserves the right to disqualify any ENTRANT at any time, if there is any question of ownership, copyright infringement of any sort.

There is no premiere policy for films, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online at any time.

Films in English are NOT required to have subtitles.

For films in other languages, subtitles are required.

All extra submissions and tickets purchased for festival are to be paid through The FilmFreeway platform. The submission fee is non-refundable and will be implemented after June 01, 2021.

The festival informs all submitting entrants if their film has been successful submitted or rejected. Successful submissions will receive important updates and notifications from the Festival landing page via email or text. All public relations, press inquiries, guest accommodations, event information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival will be available on our website https://ican.333StudioHouse.com.

Festival Screenings

Selected films must acknowledge that the festival reserves the right to promote the films on it's website, promotional print, television, radio, social media and any other means of promoting the festival using both images and video that you provide. We will request a downloadable file if your content will be made available for screening on any of our streaming platforms. All other content will be shared by any link or embed code provided.

Those of you that need your films to be private for monetary reasons please contact us before submitting anything.

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  • Gerald Webb

    It was an honor to have "Drooping Dueces" presented internationally and to be a Quarter-Finalist. Thank you.

    August 2021
  • maria dininni

    Thank you very much I am very honored and happy to have participated in this great ICAN/LAX International Film Competition I feel you have good energy and would like to participate again
    thanks again

    June 2021
  • JAYANJALI PRODUCTIONS

    best event and thank you for selecting our short film Manhus

    May 2021
  • Susana Beatriz Serrano Serrano

    Thanks so much!! Gracias por la oportunidad y muy feliz de participar

    May 2021
  • Awesome!!!!! Just realised they put all films online. More exposure for the filmmakers!!!!!

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, we removed all films after the festival. We are hoping to provide better resources to filmmakers very soon.