Los Angeles CineFest is an international event. We accept local, national and international films and scripts. Film industry specialists watch films and videos, read scripts, give notes and scores.
Once a year we screen selected work at the live event in Los Angeles.

Starting January 1, 2019, Los Angeles CineFest will no longer be an online film festival. Our festival will now compose of Live Screenings.

Short Film
Short Documentary
Web Episode
Feature Film
Feature Documentary
Film about Cosmos
Music Video
Drone Films
Web/New Media
Screenplay (Short Films)
Screenplay (Feature Films)
Television Script
Film Score
Photography (any topic, photo from the set included)
Poster (any poster, film poster included)

Officially Selected- get All Films Pass for two.

1. Only work created after 2016 is acceptable.
2. No religious or political propaganda.
3. No porn films.
4. All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs (CDs, DVDs, BluRays) or any downloadable files to us directly, such as high-resolution posters or other digital media.
5. We do not accept "work in progress" versions. Make sure your work is finished.
6. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights to the work
7. If you submit SONG, it should be a song separated from the movie, song only. If it's foreign language, attach a translation
7. No Premiere status is required.
8. We select and screen around 20-30 films a year. If you are selected we'll ask you for a copy of the film and permission to use 30-60 seconds of it for festival trailer.
9. We DO NOT offer semi-finalist, nor finalist option. Your work will be SELECTED or NOT SELECTED. Old fashion way.
10. Our judges have an access to all submitted work and they vote without sharing your work publicly (online).

Overall Rating
  • very good and good networking

    August 2020
  • Dan Smith

    Another quality film festival that I found through FilmFreeway, thanks

    July 2020
  • Thank you for everything. A very high quality festival...

    April 2020
  • Thank you Los Angeles Cinefest for making our low budget production a Semi-Finalist. They informed us that we were in consideration, and did tell us that we'd only be informed if we continued. We appreciate the communication and invitation to attend.

    April 2020
  • Dennis Harmon

    Great communication and fast notifying you.

    March 2020