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 will receive $500 in GIFTS from festivals sponsors + GOLDEN TROPHY for the BEST OF THE FESTIVAL + Festival Certificate.
2nd Place Winner will get gifts from sponsors + Festival Certificate.
3rd Place Winner will get gifts from sponsors + Festival Certificate.
Audience Best Winner will get gifts from sponsors + Festival Certificate.
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
  • Bongo Bill

    Thank you for selecting our documentary to be in your film festival

    September 2021
  • Simply fantastic! Loved the festival!

    September 2021
  • Amazing festival, good organization! :)

    May 2021
  • My experience with this festival was nothing but positive. 5* communication and all correspondence was replied to swiftly. Very satisfied with Sunset

    May 2021
  • Sunnie McFadden-Curtis

    The Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles was a really good festival to be part of very professional great communication overall a great experience.

    May 2021