Festival Descriptions and Goal;

The 2019 Love International Film Festival (LIFF) will focus on bringing films and filmmakers from the international community whose work we feel brings the world closer together and promotes love and healing through cinema. All proceeds for the 2019 LIFF will be given to the Lotus Light Children’s Charity.

LIFF’s 2019 festival will be held September 16th, 2020 through the September 18th, 2020. The festival will be held in Los Angeles, California.

The festival will include opening night party, screenings, red carpet events, Q and A after screening, panels with industry executives, Awards Ceremony and a private after party following the awards ceremony.

LIFF is seeking films that:

Inspire feelings of peace, love, acceptance, and tolerance towards children and families.

We like to see any kind of film which deals with family matters, Children, Animal, Cultural or natures that true love bring awareness and souls together. Film that inspires feelings of peace, love, acceptance, and tolerance towards Children, Families, Friends, Nations, Cultures, Nature and Animals.

Dare to expose or share injustices of any kind found throughout the world towards fellow Human beings, Children, Animal, or Nature that can enlighten audiences and enable a more globalized effort towards eradicating the problem.

Documentaries that educate and display the sharing of culture and its impact, through local and historic customs, rituals, dance, and art form.

We encourage all films and/or documentaries that show your country’s traditions, customs, culture, and how that has affected you and made you proud of whom you are, and a proud advocate of change and betterment for equality.

Award;

LIFF will give awards in two categories:

A- General category;

Despite LIFF focused is on children and love of children, however LIFF does not want to limited films just related to children. We wish to reflect love, Peace and Tolerance and Acceptance through the word. Therefore will consider all film as long as they are reflecting Family value, love, Peace, acceptance, Tolerance, Friendship and introducing intercultural value.

A- General Category Award

Best International Picture

Best Picture

Best International Short Film

Best Short Film

Best Documentary Feature

Best Documentary Short

Best Animated Short

Best Music Video

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Director

Best Screenplay written

Best Director of Photography

Best Score:

LIFF Wishes to expose children and the issues they deal with day to day and help to love and give love to them. We wish to bring the children together and encourage them to make a movie. So we have created a Youth Award only which will go to the youth film maker and artist.

Additionally, special awards will be handed out during the Awards Show to individuals and artists for their tireless work with charities. These awards include:

The Female Humanitarian Artist of the Year Award

The Male Humanitarian Artist of the Year Award

The Spirit Love Ambassador Award

The Peace Ambassador Award

The Courage Award

All screeners must be online and submitted through FilmFreeway or provided through an online link such as Vimeo or YouTube to info@liff.info.

Features must be at least 60 minutes but not be longer than 160 minutes.

Short films must be under 50 minutes.

All communications between LIFF and film contestants must be VIA email. So if you change your email address please provide LICFF with your new email address.

Film must be in English or with English subtitles.

You may submit more than one film. There must be a separate entry for each submission. Second and subsequent submissions by the same director or producer will be half the required fees. Please provide your submission number with your second or subsequent submission.

Immediately after your submission, you will get an email confirming for your submission with a submission number.

If your film is accepted to screen at the festival, you will be asked to provide:
-Two (2) DVD or Blu-Ray copies of the Film
-Full production credits and director’s biography requires.
-A brief synopsis of the film.
-A trailer for your film that is less than 2 minutes in length in digital file format (.mov) in H.264 or Apple Pro Res file format.
-A poster for the film.

Submission fees are non-refundable.

Only film with paid entry fees will be permitted and consider for completions -- NO EXCEPTIONS.

DVDs are not returned.

Love International Film Festival reserves the right to decline any film/material. We also reserve the right to select a winner in all categories at any stage after the deadline based on the number of the entries in each category.

Accepted films by LIFF only means the film is selected to go to the judges for review. The film which will be selected to be screen or nominated for final companions will be select among the accepted film and will announce in June 2019.

To learn more go to: http://www.loveinternationalfilmfestival.com

Overall Rating
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  • Thank you! Love is all we need!

    February 2020
  • Linda Palmer

    This was one of our favorite film festivals to attend and winning the Audience Award, Best Film (tie) and Supporting Actress was the icing on the cake! We loved the venues especially their very impressive awards ceremony at the Getty! Thank you from the TURNOVER team for such wonderful memories at LIFF!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Lind you and your team were wonderful. Please join us next year as well.

  • Danny Ben-Moshe

    I submitted a film but this was the most confusing festival I have ever liaised with. I was emailed that my film was selected as a semi-finalist and I was sent a laurel but when I sought clarification I was told it was a semi-finalist for selection. Who needs a laurel for that? Who gets semi-finalist notice of selection? Either you are in or not. Communication for the festivals was quite incoherent and in the end I got another email to say my film as selected for the completion but it was too late for it to be screened. Most bizarre.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Danny we are sorry that you did miss understood the different between Simi-Finalist and Finalist. Your film was selected as one of the Simi-Finalist and not as finalist. Therefore as it was described at the same email you received only the Finalist would enter the final competition and LIFF only screen the finalist.

  • Mat Hayes

    I didn't know what to expect from this festival because, let's be honest, a lot of festivals end up being quite small and unorganized. But this one.. WOW! It was everything a Los Angeles festival should be. It celebrated cinema BEAUTIFULLY. And with such a humble and economical benefit: the Lotus Light Children's Charity. I'm beyond honored to have received the award for Best Short for my film Cognitive because creating change is exactly why I made this film. And that's what the LIFF team is doing: creating the change they wish to see in the world. Thank you LIFF folks for hosting one of the greatest festivals I've attended! Can't wait for next year! :)

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks mat... make more good film.

  • Andrew de Burgh

    I have attended my fair share of film festivals with my films but I have to say this one is my favorite! Ata Servati and all the other people involved at the festival are wonderful people that truly care about cinema and the messages of love films have the ability to convey. The fact that all proceeds go to the Lotus Light Children Charity really says a lot about the festival and the people behind it.

    My debut feature, the sci-fi drama 'The Bestowal', screened here and also won the Best Screenplay Award. It was a wonderful experience! Thank you and cannot recommend this festival enough!

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You Andrew... it is not about us it is about the message of LOVE and PEACE.