Welcome to Sunset Film Festival, an International annual event held in Los Angeles. With so few spots available at the bigger film festivals, independent filmmakers struggle to get noticed. After all the hard work of making a movie, there's nothing like seeing it on the big screen. Sunset Film Festival seeks hidden gems bigger fests often overlook. Our programmers are looking for visionary filmmakers with fresh voices to share with an audience hungry for independent film. We screen local, national and international films. CBS Television placed us among Best Film Festivals in Los Angeles. https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-upcoming-film-festivals-in-los-angeles/

All selected filmmakers and screenwriters will get All Films Pass for two guests.

Only work created after 2010 is acceptable. We do not accept "work in progress" versions. No porn films. No premiere status necessary. Sunset Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.S. and International locations), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Sunset Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Do not send any discs or files to us. Online materials are good enough for now. No porn content. We select and screen around 20-30 films a year. If you are selected we'll ask you for a copy of the film (MOV or MP4) and permission to use 30-60 seconds of it for festival trailer.

Overall Rating
  • Vaz Andreas

    Thank you Sunset Film Fest for putting up a great festival. We appreciate your attention! Our best!

    June 2022
  • Thank you for selecting my film! I met some LA filmmakers and had a great conversation. The festival experience will be better if you can hold a filmmaker's party so we can have more time talking.

    June 2022
  • Julia Annabel Siedenburg

    Great intimate festival! Great theater location and Mark was a very great festival host :).

    June 2022
  • It was awesome to be able to network with such high quality professionals and have my work reviewed and win best un-produced screenplay.

    June 2022
  • Boris Schaarschmidt

    Great festival that comes from the heart. Mark and his team put together a great selection of films and filmmakers. I loved every second of it and felt really taken care of. I wish them lots of success for the future and hope the festival will continue to flourish!

    June 2022