Showcase your film at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival! This is the home of creativity, story, craft: and all things in-between. LAIFF is focused on bringing as much value as possible to the filmmaking world. We pride ourselves in bringing forth films ranging across genre, budget, length, subject matter, and medium. We've built this festival with the intention of bridging the beauty of high budget and low budget, in order to showcase the incredible work being done in both sectors, and to introduce the film industry personnel making the magic happen in both worlds.

The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival is filled with value for filmmakers, screenwriters, directors, producers, actors and film enthusiasts alike! Across the festival, we have education resources, panels, talks, masterclasses, tools, giveaways, networking opportunities, distribution opportunities and of course: blocks of films made by this years incredible official selections, finalists and award winners.

Submit now to be featured as part of the 2023 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival!

**NOTE: The 2022 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival is coming up in June! So stay tuned for that! For filmmakers that submitted to the 2022 season, check your inboxes for all information and updates!

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The 2022 Los Angeles Independent Film Film Festival is being held through an immersive online festival event venue that will span across 72 hours: Loaded up with resources, panels, interviews, masterclasses, accessible tools, networking, educational opportunities and of course: A whole lot of incredible, privately screened films.
We can't wait to see you there!

Jury Award Prizes spanning the following categories:

-Best Narrative Feature
-Best Documentary Feature
-Best Narrative Short
-Best Documentary Short
-Best Experimental
-Best New Media
-Best Music Video
-Best Short Screenplay
-Best Feature Screenplay

& The big winner:
-The Annual Best of Festival Award

Plus, all winners will be invited to submit their work to our partnered film distribution company based out of New York City, to take your work to the next level!

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2018.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

Overall Rating
  • Chris Oledude

    On behalf of CESO ENTERPRISES, INC., Alyssa Dann, Chris Oledude, and all of our production participants, I would like to compliment the organizers and operators of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. When we created our first music video (which was long enough to be a short film), we knew nothing about film festivals. With the help of FilmFreeway, we started researching. The categories were good. Everyone who contacted us on behalf of this festival was helpful. The submissions looked excellent.

    It was indeed exciting to discover this new world and to be so warmly welcomed by the inhabitants! To have GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES selected for inclusion was an honor in and of itself.

    We were happy to “get the word out” and continue motivating people worldwide to consider the injustices embedded within our nation’s criminal justice system. After all, situations where a powerful segment of the population uses its law enforcement apparatus to abuse and oppress other segments of the population are recognizable in and common too many societies.
    We recommend submitting your work and we certainly intend to participate again in the future.

    Peace and stay safe!

    July 2022
  • The resources you provided to winners are incredibly valuable in helping me continue as a filmmaker the right way. Thank you so much for having Glory & Injustice. It's been an honor.

    June 2022
  • Brandon Bruce Carmona

    So honored to have been a part of this years event. Would have never believed that our small short film would be screened with other amazing films.

    February 2021
  • It was an honor to participate in the virtual edition of this year's Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Thank you for including Born Just Now in this year's program. I highly recommend this Festival to all filmmakers.

    January 2021
  • Dashia Imperiale

    It was an honor to be in your festival!!!!

    January 2021