MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The primary objective of the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival is to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers and writers from around the world who are trying to increase their distribution and production opportunities. The LAFSF’s numerous award possibilities gives independents the chance to receive the accolades they deserve.

Best Narrative Short, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Experimental, Best Music Video
Best Script (Drama), Best Script (Comedy), Best Script (Action/Adventure), Best Script (Animation), Best Script (Horror), Best Script (Suspense/Thriller), Best Script (Science Fiction), Best Script (Student), Honorable Mentions

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Welcome to the Spring LAFSF. The Los Angeles Film and Script Festival was founded on the principles of independent artistic expression. Therefore, we pride ourselves on providing a showcase stage for independent producers, directors and writers from around the globe trying to increase their distribution and production possibilities. We are looking for bodies of work that exemplify originality, creativity and expressiveness between our 16 categories. The LAFSF offers 8 film categories which include: Narrative Shorts, Narrative Features, Documentary Shorts, Documentary Features, Animation, Student, Experimental and Music Videos. We also offer 8 Script categories of competition which include: Drama, Comedy, Action/Adventure, Animation, Horror, Suspense/Thriller, Sci-Fi, and Student.

Best Narrative Short
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Student Film
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Music Video
Best Script (Drama)
Best Script (Comedy)
Best Script (Action/Adventure)
Best Script (Animation)
Best Script (Horror)
Best Script (Suspense/Thriller)
Best Script (Science Fiction)
Best Script (Student)
Honorable Mentions

GENERAL RULES
General Submissions Rules for the Los Angeles Film & Script Festival.

Entries must have been produced within the past ten years.

DVD entries: please label your disc with: Title, Director, Submission Categories, Runtime and email address. Also include a check or money order made payable to: Los Angeles Film & Script Festival

Works in progress are accepted

Label DVD with the FilmFreeway Tracking ID, Film Title and Email Address.

Submissions in other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.
The entry fee is per category.

Each entry and submission category must have its on submission fee.

If shipping preview copy by a method that includes a signature upon delivery, please waive the signature requirement.

Entries will not be returned.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Los Angeles Film & Script 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 Competition reserves the right to refuse entries. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Los Angeles Film & Script 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.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Franchella Simmons

    It was such an honor to get an honorable mention from the 2020 Los Angeles Film and Script Festival for my first screen play “Twisted Seasons”. With the uncertainty of year 2020, this was a much needed surprise. I appreciate the time and effort that the judges took to read my script and the special recognition. This is just the beginning.

    May 2020
  • Steve Crawshaw

    Very pleased to have won best script (action and adventure) but I hoped it would lead to production companies wanting to take the film on. I can`t really comment on the hospitality as I live in England and couldn`t get to the awards ceremony if there was one.

    May 2020
  • Thomas DiMassimo

    Very good over all experience!

    May 2020
  • nina Kojima

    Thank you for my award for the best drama for the feature film Brexit Means Brexit. I am very sorry to hear that this year the festival can't take the ceremony place because of COVID 19. I think if was very well communicated and reviewed.

    April 2020
  • Denise Karey

    This festival was not one I’d submit to again. The number one thing that didn’t work for me was the actual screening. My entire film was shown in such poor quality. Everything looked green. It really looked terrible. It was submitted in the format that requested. Thankfully it was in a festival the next week where it looked great. There was also almost no one at the screening. No one even greeted the film makers. Another area great option would be the Sherman oaks film festival. They were lovely.

    January 2020