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, and give notes and scores.
Once a year we screen selected work at the live event in Los Angeles.

This is an IN-PERSON event, organized in theater.
This is not an online event.

Categories:
Short Film
Short Documentary
Web Episode
Trailer
Feature Film
Feature Documentary
Animation
Student
Film about Cosmos
Music Video
Experimental
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
submitted.
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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Mirejah Cruz

    My film won Best Director at LA Cinefest and it was such a memorable experience. I've been to numerous film festivals but the networking at this festival was by far the best. The overall quality of this festival and the people behind it is exceptional!

    January 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you

  • Summer Moran

    I can't say enough good things about this festival. Had an amazing time, such an impressive and lovely group of filmmakers. Honored to have won Best Television Script. Professional, fun, and invigorating event!

    January 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you

  • The festival made me feel special as an official selection. I enjoyed watching the films and appreciate getting a goodie back along with my award.

    January 2024
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you

  • Raffaele Vesco

    I had a great experience at LA CineFest, a fantastic festival with a great selection of films.
    Thank you again for championing small indie projects like our short and awarding me "Best Director".

    Looking forward to the next edition!

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you

  • It was a true honor to participate in the Los Angels Cinefest. Many opportunities for artists to compete and assist . Great communication from the start. I highly recommend this particular venue. 5 Stars!

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you