Promoting Italian Excellence
The 19th Annual Event featuring Italian Motion Pictures, Music, Fashion, Tourism and Food will take place in Los Angeles from March 3th to 9th on the eve of the 96nd Academy Awards®. The event will highlight Italy’s longstanding cinematic, lifestyle and artistic legacy and will introduce current Italian productions and excellences to the United States.
It is held under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of Italian Ministry of Culture (MiC), the ITA - Italian Trade Agency and Intesa Sanpaolo.
Los Angeles, Italia 2024 will honor the “ambassadors” of Italian Culture and Lifestyle.

Along and after the Festival, the Academy Scientific Board will bestow the following awards:
Best Feature of the Year
Best Documentary of the Year
Best Short Cut of the Year

1) The 2024 Los Angeles Italia - Contest will take place over the seven-day period from March 3th to 9th.
2) It is possible to submit the following works:
· Feature (over :60 minutes)
· Medium (between :20 and :59 minutes)
· Short (less than :20 minutes)
3) The work movie has to be "Original" and hasn't competed in any other Local Festival. In addition to the Original movies accepted by the Selection Board, a few Non-Original will be directly chosen as a Special Guest-Competitors of the Festival. In any case, the Organizing Committee will not pay any fees to the rights owners of any movie selected for the competition.
4) All movies selected will be authorized to use, for promotional purposes, the official "Los Angeles, Italia Laurel".
5) At the conclusion of the Festival, the director of the winning film in each Category (Feature, Medium and Short) will be honored by a prize.
6) In order to be admitted to Los Angeles Italia - Contest, all movie rights-owners must agree to and accept the following conditions:
- The movie will be available to the global public via streaming on Los Angeles, Italia 2024 media-partner website (one of the most qualified and popular global movie sites
- The screening of the movies will be totally free of charge to all the viewers.
- Streamings will be available worldwide and protected with Hollywood Grade DRM. The files (movies and .srt) will be deleted from the servers 15 days after the end of the Los Angeles Italia Festival.
- All the movies in International languages or the Italian language must include English subtitles.
- Every production company should provide us with:
a. Pressbook with the technical and artistic details (running time, synopsis, cast/credits etc.),
b. 2 stills from the movie (1280x720 and 1280x1080),
c. A trailer of the movie.
7) The works are exclusively and unquestionably selected by the Scientific Board of the Festival including legendary producer Marin Cicogna; Oscar winning, costume and set designer Gianni Quaranta; Oscar winning make-up artist Alessandro Bertolazzi and Giorgio Gregorini; the iconic Italian screenwriter and director Enrico Vanzina; Rai Com President Teresa De Santis; Oscar winning screenwriter and producer Nick Vallelonga; Oscar winning screenwriters and directors Bobby Moresco and Barry Morrow; Italian-American actor Robert Davi; Italian legend Franco Nero with additional members to be announced. The works will be chosen based on artistic quality and social depth.
8) The works will be selected and assessed according to the unquestionable judgement of the Academy Scientific Board.
9) The Scientific Board has the competence and right to assess the works and award them.
10) Applications filed to the aim of taking part in the Special Contest imply full acceptance of the present regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Max Puglisi

    It was a privilege to have my short CHROMA KEY selected for this very prestigious Festival. I think it is the most important Italian festival abroad. A beautiful experience to put in the CV for all the film makers included in the review. Thanks to the organizers. Max

    March 2023
  • Matteo Occhipinti

    Pleased to be part of such a good and important Film Festival! Thanks for the nominee and for helping our short movie to reach a great number of people around the world.

    March 2023
  • Valentina De Amicis

    AMAZING! Mother at Chinese theatre in Los Angeles. The staff is gentle and kind. Thank YOU!

    April 2022
  • Grazie allo staff del Los Angeles Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Festival per aver selezionato il nostro cortometraggio "FISHMAN"!

    April 2022
  • Mario D'Anna

    Molto gratificante avere il nostro MANUEL nella selezione ufficiale. Ottimo festival e gentile quanto puntuale comunicazione.

    April 2022