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)

1st Place WINNER will receive a GOLDEN TROPHY.

1. Only work created after 2016 is acceptable.
2. Our judges have an access to all submitted work and they vote without sharing your work publicly (online).
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,. The song only. If it's a 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 the festival trailer.
9. We DO NOT offer semi-finalists or finalist options. Your work will be SELECTED or NOT SELECTED. Old fashion way.

Overall Rating
  • Alexander Bruckner

    Thank you for having us :-)

    January 2022
  • It was an honor to have my Feature Screenplay "Fate's Intervention" selected. I also thoroughly enjoyed the short films featured. In fact, somewhat ironically, as I watched "The Procedure" it dawned on me that both actresses (Eve Connolly and Isabelle Connolly) could fit the "Heather" character of my script rather well. It's interesting how one can stumble across these pleasant little surprises. Keep up the great work everyone!

    January 2022
  • Excellent and friendly film festival!

    January 2021
  • Aaron Roan Kramer

    Thank you Los Angeles CineFest! I am honored. It's exciting to participate, and to move this screenplay project forward!

    December 2020
  • Amazing! I made it into the semi-finals for my script "FULL FIGURED." Thank you for your support LAC.

    December 2020