The Los angeles International Underground Film Festival celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of true underground artists from around the world. Filmmakers, writers, etc... who capitalize on their creative intuition to create memorable and inspiring pieces of work when major budgets do not exist.

The LAIUFF is a true independent festival in every sense. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award the true innovative and artistic geniuses of our time. Every independent artist hopes to one day emerge from the underground scene and share their talents with the masses. Hopefully the showcase platform we provide will help facilitate that dream. We’re excited to display a wide range of works from all genres that will have industry pros, filmmakers and filmgoers buzzing. Over 15 awards will be granted this season within our 10 exciting categories of competition. We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Winter Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Foreign Film
Best Narrative Short
Best Music Video
Best Documentary Feature
Best Script
Best Documentary Short
Best Student Film
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Honorable Mentions

*Best Film Audience Award
*Best Actor Audience Award
*Best Actress Audience Award

LA Underground General Rules
-The entry fee is per category.
-Entry fee is non-refundable.
-Works in progress should be clearly marked on the screening copy.
-All genres are accepted.
-Entries must have been produced within the past ten years.
-DVDs MUST BE CLEARLY labeled with FilmFreeway tracking ID, title and contact
-"Best Of" each category will be guaranteed to screen
-Screening schedule will be rounded off with a select number of official
-selections and honorable mention winners.
-Our Festival will consist of Award presentations, red carpet photos,
-screenings and Q&A sessions.
-Please visit our site for info on past selections, past winners and
-For more information please contact us at info@laufilmfest.com
-Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled or
-Please do not send press kits with your screener unless requested.
-DVDs will not be returned.
-Fee waivers are not available.

I agree to the terms outlined in the General Festival Rules for the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. The Los Angeles International Underground 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 Los Angeles International Undergroundl Film 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.

Overall Rating
  • The selection of films at this festival was incredible! Very high quality and engaging films. Thoroughly enjoyed watching all the projects at the screening and getting to mingle with the talented filmmakers after. Thrilled to have been a part of this fest! You can tell the team running it puts a lot of heart into it. Definitely recommend!

    March 2020
  • Charles Petrilla

    You guys are the best! A thoroughly pleasant experience and I want to thank you publicly for selecting my screenplay “A REGULAR GUY” into competition (Honorable Mention). See you next round! Cp

    December 2019
  • Thank you for the Honorable Mention. I wasn’t able to make the event, unfortunately.

    June 2019
  • Katie Larsen

    This was a fun event to be a part of. My only complaint is the sound in the theater at the complex was just okay. Don't think it distracted from the overall event but could absolutely improve that aspect.

    December 2017
  • Danny Weiss

    Thank you Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival for your winning support and honoring our hard work. We appreciate your attention and friendly team of professionals who encourage our projects and above all the motivation that inspires success! We look forward submitting our next screenplay. Thanks again, for your time and thoughtfulness.

    December 2017