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
  • Loved this festival. Thank you!!

    January 2020
  • This festival is simply amazing. I was very proud to be part of it. Thank you so much!

    January 2020
  • Peter Sacco

    Fantastic festival, honored to be selected!

    January 2020
  • Charles Petrilla

    Please accept my wholehearted “thank you” for awarding my screenplay
    “SQUADRE” the finalist category, your team has shown the utmost courtesy and excellent contact with me during the entire awards process! I’m looking forward to submitting again. Charles Petrilla

    January 2020
  • I can’t thank you enough for selecting my romantic comedy screenplay The Real Thing for Best Script honors. Every aspect of the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood has been superb – from the acuity of the judges to the timely and excellent communication. What more can an aspiring screenwriter want?

    January 2020