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
  • Toby Cochran

    We enjoyed this intimate festival and connecting with other filmmakers afterward. Thank you for screening LUKi & the Lights!

    May 2024
  • Good evening, dear colleagues, like-minded people in art.

    We are heartily pleased and proud that the respected competent jury of the Los Angeles International Film Festival awarded our script "Zugzwang of Ober Lieutenant Bruno Thevs" the highest award in the nomination. We really appreciate your high assessment and it places a lot of responsibility on us. We are well aware that we must continue to meet this standard.
    We will use all our will and efforts to turn this winning script into a wonderful feature film and take part in the same festival, but in the nomination "Best Feature Film".

    Iliyas Daudi, screenwriter, director
    Moscow, Russia

    April 2024
  • Space Boy MX

    It was an honor for us to have been included in the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood with our short film "10:35". The opportunity to share our story and message through film is invaluable and we are grateful for this platform to spread it. We thank the organizers and everyone involved in the festival for their dedication and effort to make it happen. Thank you so much! Spaceboy.

    May 2023
  • Robert Cole

    Great feedback and suggestions for my script I'll Be Doggone.

    April 2023
  • Huge respect for Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood. It takes independent-mindedness and vision to award Best Script to a rule breaker screenplay like SACRED SUN. I am grateful and very admiring.

    April 2023