Please be advised that due to the pandemic, the festival will be online. If the situation change, we might have the actual event along with our online edition. Thank you for your understanding.

The Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival - LABRFF is the most important Brazilian film festival in the United States. It was founded in 2007 and has screened over 800 films including features, documentaries and shorts. One of the most important aspect of the film festival is the Brazilian Film Market - BFM. Filmmakers and Producers will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to executives from Hollywood.

The festival has been recognized from the City of Los Angeles as the most important international cultural event for the past 13 years.


1) Win up to $30,000 in Prizes
2) Oscar style award ceremony (EXCEPT IN 2020)
3) Screening movies to distributors
4) Get a distribution deal during the Festival
5) Walk the red carpet and do interviews with the media (EXCEPT IN 2020)
6) Meet industry / like-minded professionals
7) Learn from the best in the industry
8) Meet some of the best actors (ONLINE MEETINGS)
9) Known as the friendliest festival
10) Meet international producers and filmmakers (ONLINE MEETINGS)

The following categories are in competition at the festival:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Photography
Best Soundtrack
Best Screenplay
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Animation
Best 60 Seconds Movie

Special recognitions:
LABRFF Achievement Award
BWIE - Brazilian Women in Entertainment
Best International Shorts
Black Cinema Achievement

Due to the pandemic, this year the festival will be online and if things change we MIGHT be able to have an actual event as well.

Read before submitting your movie:
All shorts MUST be only up to 20 minutes long.
All movies MUST be subtitled in English if English is not the original language.

Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into
the festival does not guarantee award or prize. Submission fee's are nonrefundable. LABRFF reserves the right to change its programming without notice.
LABRFF is not responsible for your Airlines tickets and/or hotel to attend the event.
LABRFF is not responsible for your subtitles, however we do have a vendor to recommend.
We only accept movies with English subtitles, no exceptions.
We only accept shorts with maximum of 20 min. No exceptions.
We do not return and promotional material sent to us to promote your movie.
You must provide us with all the metadata and trailer in ENGLISH.

Overall Rating
  • Evento fantástico! Ficamos muito honrados em participar e em conhecer os videoclipes que concorreram conosco. São iniciativas como essa que dão visibilidade para os artistas e produtores culturais. Vida longa ao festival!

    May 2020
  • Lucas Guimarães

    Really amazing staff, very communicative and helpful. Even though we were not able to attend the event we were glad to be selected and be part of it. Thank you LABRFF!

    December 2019
  • This is THE BEST Brazilian Festival outside Brazil that I know of. The organization, the films, and the people attending it are extraordinary. Super proud to have been a part of mais um LABRFF. Highly recommend, even if you're not Brazilian. Mas se voce é brasileiro, nao precisa nem pensar 2 vezes. A experiencia é top. DEMAIS!

    October 2019
  • Ivann Willig

    LABRFF é o melhor e mais organizado festival que tive onprazer em participar. Um festival que cresce vertigionosamente a cada ano e fortalece os contatos entre realizadores de curtas e longas, onde todos são valorizados em pé de igualdade. Quero semprenpoder voltar a esse festival ímpar.

    October 2019
  • A festival that provides great professional connections and values ​​productions, themes and professionals. Congratulations!

    October 2019