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.

Annual Festival Dates:
September 29th & 30th 2018

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
  • It was a pleasure to be a part of this festival with "Native Spirit" music video. Thank you!

    February 2018
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    Paul Kelly

    This is a phenomenal film festival with wonderful people behind the scenes and some really talented filmmakers presenting their work. I am honored to have my film, Final Polish, win the Gold Award for Best Short Film in the February 2018 monthly competition.

    March 2018
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    Ryan Glauser

    Highly recommend to other budding film makers. The fact that you can win an award for their bi-monthly competition and then have it eligible for their live screening festival is awesome. Thank you for the recognition of our film 'Pause' and we are looking forward to the next leg of the journey to hopefully be 'Officially Selected' for your live screening.

    February 2018
  • It was a pleasure to win the platinum in the best short film category at this prestigious and well-organized festival. We are very happy and we are looking forward to return to compete with the next work. Thank you to all the jury!

    February 2018
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    Matt Evans

    Greatly appreciate the fact that this festival gave us an additional category and award which we did not submit for.

    February 2018