MISSION:

"Finding hope in stories that unite." We honor work promoting inclusivity, open dialog and global consciousness.

LAFF 2020 will focus primarily on films completed between January 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020.

We support emerging voices and established artists, showcasing their work while providing education and networking opportunities in a beautiful mountain setting on the shores of Lake Arrowhead.

ABOUT:

The LAFF showcases music, film, and new media inspiring awareness and positive change. The festival features extraordinary films, honors Hollywood legends, and provides education and networking opportunities through Masterclasses with successful directors, producers, writers, agents, managers, distributors and other industry professionals. There are also demos of cutting-edge AR, VR and interactive entertainment technologies.

The festival is once again being held at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa where it attracts thousands of filmmakers, celebrities, and film enthusiasts from around the world.

The Lake Arrowhead Film Festival (LAFF) first debuted in the spring of 1999 presenting a carefully curated mix of shorts, documentaries and feature films. Only ninety miles from Los Angeles, the LAFF is the mountain community’s premiere cultural experience.

The LAFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

The Lake Arrowhead Film Festival Jury and Honoree Awards:

• Best of Festival
• Best Narrative Feature
• Best Narrative Short
• Best Documentary Feature
• Best Documentary Short
• Best Animated Short
• Best Emerging Filmmaker
• Best Performance
• Best Student Film
• Audience Award
• Humanitarian
• Environmental
• Science & Technology
• Peace & Harmony
• Paying-It-Forward
• Remembrance
• Hailing our Heroes

Rules & Regulations

• All films submitted must be completed at time of submission.

• By submitting a film for consideration to Lake Arrowhead Film Festival, the filmmaker and production company grants Lake Arrowhead Film Festival the right to screen the film.

• All applicants declares that they have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to present the film Lake Arrowhead Film Festival (LAFF). The filmmaker must own or have cleared copyright of all aspects of the submitted film. This includes all music and images used. LAFF accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, in regards to clearing copyrighted material.

• Submission of an entry gives Lake Arrowhead Film Festival and its presenters permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including press material, still photographs and film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.

• All submissions for Lake Arrowhead Film Festival are to be paid through FilmFreeway platform. The submission fee is non-refundable.

• Student submissions fees are only available to filmmakers that are currently enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year higher education facility.

• Screenings are scheduled at the discretion of Lake Arrowhead Film Festival (LAFF). Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, LAFF reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. LAFF will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

• No film may be withdrawn from the festival after its selection.

• Due to the high volume of requests, we are unable to grant fee waivers at this time.

Terms & Agreements

By submitting my entry to LAFF, I hereby agree to the following:

• I have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to present the film at the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival (LAFF). I own or have cleared copyright of all aspects of the submitted film including all music and images used. LAFF accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, regarding clearing copyrighted material.

• I understand that my submission of an entry gives Lake Arrowhead Film Festival and its presenters permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including press material, still photographs and film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.

• I understand that screenings are scheduled at the discretion of LAFF. While every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, LAFF reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. LAFF will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

• I understand that the submission fee is non-refundable and that LAFF reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject any submissions that it deems unfit for consideration.