The goal of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood is to recognize and award talented independent filmmakers and Writers, therefore helping them to increase their distribution and project funding opportunities.

The LACFH is here to provide independent filmmakers with the opportunity to have their work recognized, judged and awarded. We’re a traditional festival looking to showcase entertaining domestic and international materials from talented independent filmmakers. Multiple awards will be up for grabs between the 9 categories.

Best Narrative Short
Best Narrative Feature
Best Student Film
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Doc Feature
Best Doc Short
Best Experimental
Best Script
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score
Award Of Merit

You may submit more than one film, but each one must be on a separate DVD and must be accompanied by its own completed submission form and entry fee.
Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the Festival.
All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
Entries will not be viewed without entry fee payment
Preview DVD should be labeled with the title, running-time, contact email and phone number.
Please do NOT send stills or press kits. If your project is selected we will request additional information at that time
All fees are non-refundable
The Los Angeles Cinema Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Los Angeles Cinema Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Entries will not be returned. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries.

Overall Rating
  • Katie Garibaldi

    Lovely festival at one of my favorite theaters in LA, the Complex Hollywood! It's easy to network with people and I appreciated the host's professionalism and running a nice Q&A after the screening. Honored to win Best Music Video for the Spring 2019 edition! Thanks for a great time!

    April 2019
  • AJ Scherkenbach

    I was honored to have my script win at the LACFH. Thank you!

    January 2019
  • Germain Robin

    The team of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood is really courageous! In a crowded city of LA for film festivals, it's hard to see which ones are the good for you. LACFH is not the bigger one but it's a human size and your film is screened in good conditions, and fairly treated upon other competitors! With no particular connections, our film get a chance to compete and got awards!

    July 2018
  • John Tso

    I had such a good time at this show. The event was intimate and unintimidating. As I was watching the block of shorts, I remember thinking to myself, "These films are so good!" I would definitely submit to this festival again.

    April 2018
  • Justin Fontenot

    Very happy to be part of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood!

    April 2018