Mindfield showcases features, shorts and music videos by filmmakers from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers not just during our annual Film Festival but throughout the year with our monthly competitions.

A number of selected award winners of our bi-monthly online competition will automatically be considered to be in the official selection of our annual festival.

Mindfield aims to show the very best in new independent cinema and to give filmmakers a place to show their work to people who appreciate it.

Every two months we give filmmakers the opportunity to submit their latest work and compete with others.

Each bi-monthly award winner will automatically be considered to be screened at our annual Film Festival. Every winner will get a digital laurel and has the option to purchase a trophy.

Our annual Festival will screen a number of selected winning movies of our bi-monthly competitions.

All the movies screened will compete with each other, the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Every submission before December 31st is being considered for the Live Festival in January.

Next Annual Live Festival:
February 16th 2019

Raleigh Studios, Hollywood
5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

- Best Feature Film
- Best Documentary Feature
- Best Short Film
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Music Video
- Best Trailer
- Best Score
- Best Cinematography
- Best Sound Design

· Entries must be in English or - Subtitled, dubbed in English.

· Every submission has to pick one main category.
· Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
· All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.
· Works in progress are accepted.
· Entries will not be returned.
· Entry fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Mindfield Film Festival Los Angeles is an amazing festival ran by true film professionals. They have earned top 5 star ratings in every category from the entire team of "Quintessential The Movie" and I...they have excellent communications and they actually view all submissions and show love to films from all across the globe...from Dallas, Texas to Los Angeles, California we send our best regards to this top tier organization and festival.

    February 2019
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    Thanks Mindfield Film Festival • Los Angeles for supporting our films “Where Is My Home” and “I Am A Good Person!”. We truly appreciate this place doing it’s best to show the films. It is supportive. We will bring more of our beautiful films in the future. Thanks!

    February 2019
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my music video "A House by the sea" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    January 2019
  • We are very grateful for the opportunity to enter and win in the "BEST TRAILER" category for our project "MMA - Never Surrender". Thank you for including us into this festival, it was a pleasure to be a part of this film community.

    January 2019
  • Richard Kjeldgaard

    I won the Gold Award for my spec feature. No other communication. Tried to email the contest several times with no response. All I received was an offer to have a trophy made for me for $250.00 (really?)
    As much as I felt complimented by winning, I feel misled by the lack of communication.

    January 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hey Richard, I am really sorry for your experience with us, I just sent you an email hoping we can clear this up.