The Moving Parts Film Festival is a branch of Chrysalis Pictures a 501c3 Nonprofit Production Company that focuses on creating ground breaking original works for the purpose of having a deeper understanding of all cultures and people. Within the safe haven of Chrysalis Pictures; a collective of diverse artists explore personal truths to elevate the beauty of perseverance, and use their creativity to propel change. We are committed to outreach and teaching creativity in our community helping others to find their own artistic voices.

The Moving Parts Film Festival is in its 3rd year, and it features the best in Independent Filmmaking. Featuring Short Films, Feature Films, Documentaries, and Web Series from all over the world. The festival also encourages budding filmmakers through classes, and workshops; giving them the tools to create their own content and place their careers into their own hand.

Rules about Screenplays (recently changed)!

*You must apply via www.ChrysalisPicturesProductions.com under the tab “Writer’s Lab”

Chrysalis Pictures Productions is presenting a Live Screenplay Reading Series. This series is geared toward writers and filmmakers who want to get feedback from a live audience on their film. Five short films will be selected for each reading, and one feature film will be selected bi-annually to be read in this reading series.

Each reading will include Professional Actors reading your Short Film to an invited audience. As a writer invited to participate you are able to invite Producers, Directors, and Investors to hear your film and get your project made. You must be local to Los Angeles

We represent short films presented together in a staged reading
One feature film will be selected once per quarter for a bigger presentation
One Screenplay will be selected once per year for a staged version at The Moving Parts Film Festival. This is by invitation only as we work intimately with the writer.
You must live in Los Angeles to be considered for Moving Parts Film Festival.
Short films selected for our monthly reading will be filmed and sent to writers. You can apply from anywhere in the world, but understand programming may change at anytime based on participation and audience size. If your reading is cancelled we will give you a full refund.

Distribution opportunities available for selected films

All Films must be original works.
All Films and Pilot Presentations must be completed.
If you want to submit a pilot presentation that is currently in post production; please send the script first, and then the finished pilot before July 1, 2019.
Screenplays must be original works.
Both Pilots, and screenplays may be invited to be performed live at The Moving Parts Festival by selected actors in Los Angeles.
If your screenplay is accepted into the festival you forego the right to cast your own screenplay.
Chrysalis Pictures and The Moving Parts Festival will select a cast for your screenplay.
Acceptance into the festival will arrive to selected writers and filmmakers no later than August 15, 2019
Selectees will be asked to sign an agreement with the festival. If the agreements are not returned by August 22, 2019
You forego your acceptance into the festival.
Programming may change last minute due to logistics within the festival. The Festival Directors hold the right to change and or remove any programming leading up to and throughout the festival.
We do not give refunds for technical difficulties during the festival.
The filmmaker should bring with them to the festival an additional hard drive or USB with a backed up, most recent version of their film in the case of a technical error.
Moving Parts Film Festival does not pay screening fees for any film participating in the festival.
Filmmakers may be asked to participate in a Q&A for their film. Invitation only.
Filmmakers will be asked to promote their films festival screening leading up to the festival. Official Selection may depend on how many people the filmmaker can promise to attend their screening.
Filmmakers receive 1 comp to their screening only. Filmmakers receive a VIP badge including 2 drink tickets for each day of the festival.

All submissions will be reviewed and curated by the Moving Parts Film Festival Selection Panel. If accepted, you must supply a presentation copy of your film, and have a back up for its presentation day.

Rules about Screenplays. (You must submit through Chrysalis Pictures) www.ChrysalisPicturesProductiins.com under (Writer’s Lab)

Chrysalis Pictures Productions is presenting a Live Screenplay Reading Series. This series is geared toward writers and filmmakers who want to get feedback from a live audience on their film. Five short films will be selected for each reading, and one feature film will be selected bi-annually to be read in this reading series.

Each reading will include Professional Actors reading your Short Film to an invited audience. As a writer invited to participate you are able to invite Producers, Directors, and Investors to hear your film and get your project made. You must be local to Los Angeles

We represent short films presented together in a staged reading
One feature film will be selected once per quarter for a bigger presentation
One Screenplay will be selected once per year for a staged version at The Moving Parts Film Festival. This is by invitation only as we work intimately with the writer.
You must live in Los Angeles to be considered for Moving Parts Film Festival.
Short films selected for our monthly reading will be filmed and sent to writers. You can apply from anywhere in the world, but understand programming may change at anytime based on participation and audience size. If your reading is cancelled we will give you a full refund.

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  • Monica & Adam run a fantastic film festival! They are super good at comm7nication with the filmmakers and at promoting no5 just the festival but the films & filmmakers too. The Q&A was fun and moderated b6 a Women in Media rep which was great. Thank you Monica & Adam for running an awesome Festival, you rock!

    October 2018
  • Aimiende Negbenebor Sela

    Loved being a part of this festival. The organizers were so warm, and their interest in changing the face of cinema is truly genuine. I met some amazing indie filmmakers and really enjoyed being a part of the Q & A. Thumbs up to Moving Parts!!

    October 2018
  • Thanks a lot for the selection of 'preferentes', great and nice festival!, would love to participate again!.

    September 2018
  • Il Varco

    Nice small festival with prompt communication and good promotion. Definitely recommend the submission.

    September 2018
  • Elisa Manzini

    This young festival was such a great surprise! Monica and Adam were fantastic in communicating and taking care of the filmmakers. The quality of the movies was excellent (you can always tell when festivals take enough time to choose their movies wisely!). I met lovely people I'm hoping to stay in touch with. The volunteers were super helpful and happy to be part of the events. I can't wait to see what the future holds for the festival, I wish them the best... today more than ever we need festivals focused on social justice!

    September 2018