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.
Enjoy The Red Carpet, Awards Ceremony, Q and A with filmmakers after screenings.

Next event is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2019 (for submissions submitted between January 1, 2018- December 31, 2018) For submitters who submit after January 1, 2019, live event will be scheduled for January 2020.

Starting January 1, 2019, Los Angeles CineFest will no longer be an online film festival. Our festival will now compose of Live Screenings, followed by an Awards Event for our top selections. We will still award selections with "Semi-Finalist" or "Finalist" titles through the year. ONLY films, scripts and other forms of art marked as "SELECTED" will be presented at the live event in January 2020.

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 artists get All Films Pass for two, Red Carpet & Awards Ceremony Invitation for two, guarantee a spot for live screening, Q&A spot,
WINNERS get all mentioned above + Golden Plaque/Trophy
BEST of THE FESTIVAL get all mentioned above + gift from Vegas Pro value of $599.

1. Only work created after 2015 is acceptable.
2. No religious, political, porn films.
3. 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.
4. We do not accept "work in progress" versions. Make sure your work is finished.
5. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights to the work submitted.
6. No Premiere status is required.

Overall Rating
  • Christopher M Geary

    The Los Angeles CineFest is a fantastic venue, we feel honored to have had the opportunity of our shorts being viewed, and we thank them for they're consideration .

    January 2019
  • We were very pleased to be involved, and of course thankful to be chosen.

    February 2019
  • Fast and easy communication! Thanks!!!

    February 2019
  • Honored to be a part of this well-organized film festival!

    February 2019
  • Leanne Campbell

    Thanks for selecting my film to be a semi finalist! I really enjoyed the process with your film festival. I was excited to be an official selection.

    February 2019