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/

1st Place Winner gets One-year subscription to the Boris FX Bundle featuring Sapphire, Continuum & Mocha Pro (value $1195)

Winners, Official Selected submitters get All Films Passes for two, that includes Awards Ceremony invitations for two, all screenings and all Q&As with filmmakers + Live screening guarantee spot + Guarantee Spot at Q&A - Meeting with the audience after screenings.

Golden Trophy will go to:
Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Film Editor
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Make-up Artist
Best Screenplay Writer
Best Composer
Best FX Artist

Honorable Mention Diploma for other categories.

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 and permission to use 30-60 seconds of it for festival trailer.

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  • Great festival. Even though I couldn't attend, a friend went on my behalf and was very impressed by the event and screenings.

    June 2019
  • Great festival, great comunication! Quality and great festival

    July 2018
  • Ethan Estes

    It was a nice gathering with really nice folks. A intimate venue and personable host, allowed for more time to speak and share with other filmmakers. I hope to do this again in the future.

    June 2018
  • AJ Gordon

    Great festival with effective organizers and communication!

    January 2018
  • Thanks for the Official Selection of my screenplay Loonatoona
    http://filmfreeway.com/projects/813691

    June 2017