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
  • I am very honored and thankful that my faith-base/horror screenplay At The Mercy Of Faith was granted The Award Of Merit in the Los Angeles Cinema Festival. The festival was very prompt with their communication and mailing me my award. Truly a very professionally ran festival with a caring members.

    October 2022
  • Keith Harris

    Review for ‘She’s An Instagram Model’ by Keith Orlando Harris. Thank you so much for granting my music video an award at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood. Its a work I’ve taken much pride in producing and to see the outcome of my work has been incredible but to have my work acknowledged and Awarded by your festival is absolutely beyond my expectations. Being able to attend the screening of the music video and see her an award in my hand as well as pictures with the host, I’m so grateful. As of now The music video has received 19 awards, played on the radio, I’ve been interviewed on KISS FM and other great things are coming as the album release date nears. I’m truly grateful that the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood could be a part of it. Thank you so much. I’m truly grateful to be part of your film festival.

    May 2022
  • Shawyon Fazel

    Thanks so much for a great festival!

    April 2022
  • An interesting experience, a lot of pleasant impressions from participation.

    April 2022
  • Joseph Polito

    I am very thankful to the Judges who chose my screenplay, 'The Persistence Of Amazing Grace' with the Winner of the 2022 Award of Merit! This award has helped me move forward, another step closer for having my story produced into a film!

    April 2022