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.

Awards & Prizes

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

Rules & Terms

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.

9 Reviews

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    Russell Emanuel

    Loved this festival, it was very intimate and the screenings were great! Thank you for having us and for our "Occupants" wins!

    October 2017
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    Alainna MacPherson

    My TV script, Summons, earned an Award of Merit from this festival. The turn around time and communication was very quick for this. I can't comment too much about the Networking aspect as I wasn't present at the festival itself, I am out of state. Will be entering again next year.

    July 2017
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    J. Michael Aiken

    My screenplay "Dollar Down" was fortunate enough to be an award winner (Certificate of Merit) in the Spring 2017 film festival. The staff at Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood was extremely courteous and communication throughout the process was terrific. I am very proud and honored. Thank you!
    J. Michael Aiken, CPA, CGMA, MBA, M.Acc.
    Screenwriter -- "Dollar Down"

    April 2017
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    Michael Boston

    LA Cinema Fest of L.A. rocks!!! Very open-minded people willing to take the time to carefully review all submissions and to let the filmmaker know what is on the up and up! Our film Dress Rehearsal is very polarizing... many are afraid of its content... but this wonderful fest stood up for us and awarded us with the Best Short Film. They have a lot of courage and this speaks volumes! Cast loved the screening at the awesome WhiteFire Theatre... a perfect venue for a short film. Thank you, LA Cinema Fest of Hollywood!

    April 2017
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    Shell Walker-Cook

    First submission and LACFH(S) loved us. We are proud, humbled and appreciative of the judges and this fine festival. We will be back.

    January 2017