The Los Angeles Independent Artist Film Festival celebrates the extraordinary work of independent artists from around the globe. With a passion for creativity and innovation, we showcase a diverse selection of films that captivate, inspire, and challenge conventional storytelling.

Unlike the more commercialized festivals, our focus is firmly set on providing you with a genuine platform to showcase your work. We want to give you the recognition and appreciation you deserve for your artistry and creativity. With a some thrilling award categories and a series of captivating screenings, IAFF is a celebration of you—the daring and visionary independent artist.

Winning films in each of our award categories will receive a prestigious IAFF award, acknowledging their outstanding achievements.

Film Submissions: Only independent films created by filmmakers not affiliated with major studios are eligible for submission.
Submission Format: Films must be submitted in digital format (MP4 or MOV) with English subtitles if the original language is not English.
Maximum Duration: The maximum duration for submitted films should not exceed 30 minutes for short films and 50 minutes for feature film.
Rights and Permissions: Filmmakers must possess all necessary rights and permissions for their film's content, including music, images, and other copyrighted material.
Submission Deadline: All film submissions must be received by the specified deadline to be considered for the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Avery Poirier

    commendable festival. Had a wonderful time

    April 2024
  • Hailey Wilson

    Very well organized. Kudos to the festival team and volunteers.

    April 2024
  • Samuel Anderson

    Good festival and communication with the team was very good.

    April 2024