a showcase of Massachusetts filmmaking talent, from students to professionals and everyone in between

Submission requirements:
• Films must be made by current residents of Massachusetts.
• We will accept films and videos of any length, any subject, any style.
• Films must be creative projects in their own right, as opposed to live events or performances filmed for documentation purposes.

Filmmakers will be asked to rate their accepted submissions using MPAA guidelines - https://www.filmratings.com - so we can include suggested age ranges in publicity and program introductions.

By submitting your film, you agree to have your film screened at The LAVA Center and online.

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  • While very new to the Film Festival circuit. LAVA Film Festival will hopefully bring years to come a collection of great filmmakers to a small town in Western Mass. They showcased a variety of local filmmakers and did an outstanding job with Q&As and panel discussions

    September 2022
  • Ned Daly

    Many thanks to Vanessa and the team. Always great to see my work in a venue close to home. Terrific communication at every point along the way. Best wishes for future festivals

    September 2022