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
  • Kieran Angelini

    Thank you for selecting our short film Olly to screen at this great festival. The organizers are really supportive. And the atmosphere is so intimate.

    July 2019
  • James Alario

    I was honored that my film was chosen to be screened at this festival. And I really loved everything about it. It's an intimate setting that was well organized and focused on the filmmakers. I highly recommend submitting to this festival.

    July 2019
  • Christina Hsu

    Thank you Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood for a wonderful festival experience! With so many different festivals around Los Angeles to submit to I'm very happy I submitted to this one. They are a longstanding festival that genuinely cares about recognizing and providing independent, up and coming filmmakers an opportunity to be seen for their work. Thank you for the selection, award and screening of our film "Mind Games 108." Organizers and host were courteous and terrific in communication. Would not hesitate to submit to this festival again!

    July 2019
  • Medea Kurtanidze

    Thank you for selecting my Romantic Fantasy screenplay “Through Hypnosis” for the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood as an award winner.
    I am very proud and honoured to have my script win at the LACFH. Thank you!

    July 2019
  • 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