LAS PO FILM FEST is back! This year's festival will take place the evening of Sat. April 20th, 2024 in the Mertes Center for the Arts (4000 bldg) at Las Positas College from 6-9pm (opening reception 5:30-6).

Presented by the Film Studies and Photography Programs at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA, Las Po Film Fest welcomes student short films of various types, including narratives, documentaries, experimental, animations, and music videos. We are looking for local community college, high school, and LPC alumni student films for this year's festival.

The event will be FREE and all are welcome! Program will include: 5:30pm opening reception with light refreshments, the show starting at 6pm with a family friendly first screening hour, an intermission, a PG13 second screening hour, the Audience Choice award voting, and then the awards ceremony with a brief filmmaker Q and A.

*Refreshments available before the show and during intermission!
*Refreshments will be both free and for purchase. No food allowed in main theater.
*Movie poster exhibit in the LPC Art Gallery!
*LPFF24 t-shirts available for a small donation!

We will award filmmaking achievement in the following areas:

*Director
*Comedic Performance
*Dramatic Performance
*Cinematography
*Editing
*Music/Score
*Sound Design
*Production Design
*Story/Screenplay
*Animation/Stop-Motion
*Music Video
*Documentary
*Experimental
*LPC Alumni Film
*Local Middle/High School Narrative Film
*Local Middle/High School Doc, Animation, or Experimental Film
*Movie Poster Award (create your own movie poster!)
***Audience Choice!*** (live voting at the end of the screenings - all officially selected films eligible for this award!)

Note: LPC Alumni films will be considered for one award: Alumni Student Film - any type.
Note: Local middle/high school student films may be considered for two awards: Middle/High School Short Narrative and Middle/High School Short Doc, Animation, or Experimental.

Note: Award categories may vary depending on submissions.

1) Narrative, Doc, Animation, and Alumni short film submissions may be no longer than 10 minutes (credits included in run time). Music Videos may be no longer than 5 minutes (credits included in run time). Local High School short films (any type) may be no longer than 10 minutes (credits included in run time).

2) Submissions may be of/from any genre.

3) Submitting a film does not guarantee acceptance into the screening. All submitting filmmakers will be notified of their status by April 1, 2024.

4) Submissions must be suitable for a general audience. No extreme gore or sexual content. We will have a family-friendly first set of screenings, and a more "PG-13 to R" second set after an intermission.

5) Submission fee is $10. ***There will be no refunds on submissions fees.***

6) STUDENT submissions only.

The submission must have been created while attending school (college, community college or high school) in the past two years (Jan. 2022 until now). It does not need to have been made for a school assignment. The filmmaker can currently be graduated, as long as the film was created while they were a student.

LPC Alumni films must have been created by a graduate of LPC while they were a student at another school/university in the past two years.

7) Please do not submit any film that was selected for Las Po Film Fest 2022 or 2023.

8) Filmmakers can submit up to two projects, but only one film per director will be selected to screen. Projects can share producers, cast, or other crew.

9) Awards for each category will be voted on by our judges prior to the event, except for the Audience Choice award which will be chosen by the festival attendees at the end of the screenings the night of the live event.

10) Optional: Create and send us a poster for the film you submitted (one per filmmaker)! PDF, JPG, or PNG files please; print dimensions will be 16 x 20. Films that are accepted will have their posters shown on campus for a couple of weeks before the event. One poster will be selected for an award! Send file as attachment to ewingbrooks@laspositascollege.edu.

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  • Susan A. Bradley

    This is an amazing festival experience. Thank you so much!

    April 2024
  • Joey Chavez

    This was my first time at the Las Po FIlm Fest. I will look forward to going back next year :)

    April 2024
  • Jose Peralta

    This festival was put together so well!! Everyone had a fun time, the films looked and sounded amazing, and the pre and post show experience was fun for all the filmmakers. It was very well organized and made sure every film had its showcase and moment in the spotlight. I can’t recommend the festival enough!!

    April 2024
  • Austin Slayton

    A great place for local students to showcase their hardwork and creativity!

    April 2024
  • Archer Pann

    Great films, great filmmakers and great representation of them!

    April 2024