Life Fest is THE film festival dedicated to showcasing films that affirm the intrinsic worth of innocent human life, and the profound significance of each life.

Life Fest Film Festival 2022 will be held on-line for your viewing pleasure and participation, with life interviews and special features updates from the Raleigh Studios facilities in Hollywood.

Entries from around the world will be showcased, each of which convey the vital premise that every human life has unique significance and intrinsic value.

Life Fest draws support from throughout the entertainment industry, actors, producers, directors and those involved at every level of production and distribution.

LifeFest provides opportunity for learning, networking, and collaboration amongst those who are working to bring high production values to inspiring film.


Each film submitted is automatically entered into competition for the following awards:

Capra Award (per category)
Presented to the film in each category which best embodies the "spirit of Capra" - the significance of a seemingly insignificant Life.

Hitch Award (per category)
For the film in each category with the best use of suspense.

Audience Favorite
The film (from any category) with the most festival-wide audience support.


The following cast and crew awards are also available to your film by submitters nomination only.
These awards are category specific (example: Best Actor in a Short Film, etc.).

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score
Best Editing

Selected Films

Participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in Life Fest with regard to third persons connected to the production of selected films/projects. Life Fest will not pay screening fees and it is assumed that any film submitted without specific reference to a requested screening fee in the cover letter is both available to be screened, with no legal restrictions, and without expectation of a fee being paid. Submitting your film to Life Fest denotes agreement to all rules and regulations listed here within.

The final print of each invited film must be delivered or uploaded to Life Fest on or before the posted festival deadline, or have other arrangements agreed upon by the festival directors. The Festival reserves the right to refuse or cancel the screening of any print deemed of insufficient quality.

Press & Publicity

If your film is selected to screen at Life Fest, you will be asked to provide: director's bio and filmography/videography, B&W and/or color stills from the film, press materials, and video trailer (if available).

Judging & Awards

All accepted submissions are eligible for the awards designated for the category in which it is submitted. Individuals from the media and other industry experts will serve as impartial judges of all selected films. Separate Jury Awards will be presented to the best film in each category.


The cost of shipping a submission to Life Fest must be paid by the entrant. Please do not send submissions in fiber-filled envelopes, as their residue ruins equipment. To obtain notification of receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. Submission DVDs will not be returned unless otherwise requested. All shipping charges are the responsibility of the entrant.

Reproduction Agreement

Unless otherwise requested, film submissions selected for screening grant Life Fest the rights to use moving image excerpts, production stills, and information from the film for promotional purposes.

Entrant also agrees to give Life Fest permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed - in whole or in part - for the purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival, including but not limited to online screenings and post festival distribution (such as being made available for viewing by Life Fest supporters).


Every precaution will be exercised in handling films. However, should a print be lost or damaged, Life Fest will not be held responsible. Preview DVDs are non-returnable. Screening films will be returned only with proper return postage or arrangements made at filmmaker's expense. Do not send original or master prints. Life Fest is held harmless by entrant from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, or expenses incurred by any claim against entrant involving copyright, trademark, or credits of any selected film.

Overall Rating
  • Mark Hoffman

    If the theme of your film is the worth of human life and the effort to honor and save it, this is the film festival you should enter. I was pleased to have my dramatic short selected to screen among an outstanding list of productions, some with star power and much bigger budgets, and to have been honored with Best DramTic Short and Best of Fest awards.
    Limitations due to the pandemic precluded a live event, and as such, opportunities for networking suffered greatly. I would have loved to have been able to meet and mingle with the other filmmakers and audiences. Hopefully live events will resume soon.

    December 2021
  • Thank You, Everyone at Life Fest, What a beautiful premise to base a film festival on; the value of each life, the defense of the innocent... Thank you Kevin Sorbo, for your moving introduction, it truly inspired me to enter my screenplay, Desposyni. And, I am so proud and honored that my play was chosen as a Finalist. Thank you all again for your great work. With much appreciation, Jean Galliano

    May 2019