Welcome to the Punk Worldwide Portal 2021

Award Winning Movies and New Releases now streaming at LA Punk Film Festival Channel. Celebrate 50 yrs of all things Punk. Here's the 5th Annual LA Punk Film Festival Winners 2020, catch their films right here which were released daily over 4 days in 2020:
Watch the Red Carpet and Awards Show here: https://youtu.be/vyqRkb52rlw

Best US Film
Anne and Andy - Jordan Selander

Best International Film
Fall Back Down - SB Edwards - Canada

Best US Short
Johnnie Anarchy - Ed Abroms

Best International Short
Stay Sharp - Lauren Hester - Australia

Best US Documentary
Pick it up Ska in the 90's - Taylor Morden - Pop Motion Pictures

Best International Documentary
I've Won I've Lost - Gian Luca Rossi - Italy

Best Comedy
Melvin and the Microphone - Chris Yongless

Best Animated Film
Bathtub - Dylan Mars Greenberg

Best Horror Film
Straight Edge Kegger - Jason Zink

Best LGBTQ+ Punk Film
Sweet Tender Hooligan - Jose Alfredo Garcia

Best Thriller
Neutrals - Jacob Horne

Best Music Video
Rubys Song - Walter Santucci

Best Script
Finding Normal - Nathaniel J Ryan

Live stream interview with John Doe as well as exclusive VIP merch not available anywhere else from LA Punk Film Festival.


Produced by Sandie West Beach Dancer Films

Punk and alternative films are on the increase in the mainstream as well as punk icons who are producing TV and Films about the punk genre.

Prizes are awarded in all the major categories (best picture, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, actors etc.), divided by genre: narrative feature, documentary feature, and shorts and music videos. This year we are including screenplay contest with Q and A's from the writers. Award ceremony, red carpet event.

Feature-length and short, narrative and documentary as well as TV episodic programming include pilots and streaming web series.

Filmmakers, please submit your film when it is fully finished as each submission will be a completed work, we will not update the submission with a more recent cut.

Entering your film into the festival does not guarantee acceptance or an award. Fees are nonrefundable and we reserve the right to change our programming without notice.

Overall Rating
  • Jordan Selander

    Our team was honored to be part of this festival in 2020, where our film Anne & Andy took home the Best US Film Award. We were just happy to be selected, to be honest. And as we all know, the pandemic threw everyone a curve-ball, so to the choice to go digital was applauded, even if that probably created a ton of behind-the-scenes work to pull off. This festival was a complete success and I really did enjoy seeing the other films and filmmakers talk, including the hosts, who did a fantastic job. We had a music video shoot the day all the directors got to digitally meet each other, so I'm still bummed we missed that, but overall the experience was phenomenal. It was a great to find a home for our little punk rock labor of love, and I recommend anyone who has ever maybe felt a bit "on the fringes of society" and aren't quite sure where their film fits in the indie world, should immediately apply to this festival. Here's hoping we can be back again someday!!!

    May 2021
  • Kelly Hughes

    I was honored to be part of this year's festival. I especialy liked the virtual red carpet they created. I enjoyed hearing the other filmmakers talk about their work. And they had great red carpet hosts. And I especially apreciate all the time Sandie took to include the new edit of my documentary Spanky Was a Punk Rocker. But the best part was all the great films curated for the event. I feel like I was in good company. And I hope to attend the festival when they get to do live in-person screenings again. Thanks!

    September 2020
  • kevin short

    A very difficult task to put together a virtual festival and all must be congratulated for doing so. It might have benefited from having more hands on deck administratively and PR/marketing wise, it felt a little like a one man band, with little opportunity for film makers to interact - the forum was practically bare of comment. However, they succeeded in creating an online festival from nothing, and with lessons learnt, I'm sure, next year, the live experience will return, allowing true punk interaction and big screen screenings.

    September 2020
  • Jacob Horne

    This festival is rich in spirit and energy! Handled the changes in showcasing the films well with Covid, easily accessible online screeners and good communication.

    September 2020
  • Walter Santucci

    awesome with totally unique content!

    September 2020