The Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF) is dedicated to showing the finest films in the world about art, photography, collectors and artists of all mediums in and out of their studios, galleries, museums, public art, and alternative art spaces. This includes video art, curated as a Film or a Virtual Reality medium.

The 5th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival will be held on May 10-12, 2018. We're opening up with the VR Section of the Festival at Creative Technology Center on May 10, then moving to the historic Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Theatre on May 11-12, which is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary in 2018.

The 4th Annual 2017 Fine Arts Film festival was held on May 12-13th with celebrities and luminaries from both the art and entertainment worlds hosted by the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art at the Creative Technology Center at The Brewery Art Lofts, Art Share LA, and at the historic Beyond Baroque Theatre in Venice, California.

We screened 48 films from around the world, with over 170 submissions.

The 5th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival is the premiere showcase for independent films and VR experiences about artists and the art world held annually in Venice and Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Featuring exceptionally creative and important films about art, artists, and the art world - many premiering for the first time in the United States - from countries such as the Netherlands, Iran, France, Estonia, Japan, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Portugal, Russia, the United Kingdom, India, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Armenia, Greece, Antarctica, Luxembourg...

Information about the Festival, including previous Official Selections and Award Winners:
www.thefineartsfilmfestival.com

Tickets:
Will be available on Eventbrite and at the Box Office starting February, 2018.

Awards & Prizes

Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Animated Film
Best Director
Best Student Film
Dan Wood Audience Award
Best Experimental Film
Best Score or Original Music
Best Cinematography
Best Virtual Reality Cinematic Narrative 360Film/Experience
Best Virtual Reality Documentary 360Film/Experience
Best Virtual Reality Woman-Centric 360Film/Experience

Rules & Terms

Subject matter must be related to the art world in some way, whether it be art and artists in or outside their studios, collectors, galleries, museums, public art, and alternative art spaces or other art related subject. It can also be a video art piece itself, which may be accept to be curated with others for a debut.

Films must have been completed after January 2, 2016.
Virtual Reality Experiences no completion deadline.

We must be informed if the film or the Virtual Reality experience has premiered, been shown on the internet publicly, or broadcast previously. That will not disqualify a film, but we must be informed.

Films must be submitted via private link. We may ask for a DVD to be submitted as well. Virtual Reality experiences must be submitted as 360 film via private link or as executable.

Films and Virtual Reality projects must be submitted with proper documentation, including director/producer bios, contact information with email addresses and social media accounts, distributor information (if applicable) publicity materials such as poster/one sheet, 1-3 images from each film (please at least 150dpi for our catalog).

To upload a 360 video file
If you’re uploading a 360 video type of experience, upload a YouTube link to it.
Create a 360-enabled file with an app:
1. Download 360 Video Metadata for Mac or Windows
2. Install the app
3. Select the video file
4. Select the tick box for "Spherical" and click "Save as".
5. Name the video
6. Save the file (a new file will be created automatically in the same location as the original)
7. Upload the video to Youtube
8. Wait for the 360-degree effect to process (this may take up to an hour)
For the best results, encode your video at a high resolution and according to YouTube's advanced specifications (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171) Recommending to upload 16:9 aspect ratio stitched videos in 4K (3840x2160) resolution.

To Upload a Virtual Reality Experience (exe files)
Please provide a Dropbox or Google Drive link to your file or any other storage link solution. Don't forget to provide the access code.

Short films are considered all films under 55 minutes.
Feature films are considered films 55 minutes and above.
Virtual Reality 360 films are considered under 25 minutes.
Virtual Reality experiences have no time constraints.

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    Productions Lamberg

    One of the finest of festivals in the crowded LA film scene. Super hospitable and filmmaker friendly. The festival director Juri Koll knows film inside and out and his passion for the craft shines through in the execution of the festival. Unique, intimate and just a little bit eccentric- like a beautiful piece of art ought to be.

    July 2017
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    Sophie Pegrum

    Was honored for my short film to be included in this festival. Sadly, I could not attend, but I hope to in the future.

    July 2017
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    Gudbjorg Hlin Gudmundsdottir

    The Fine Arts Film Festival was a really enjoyable festival. Everyone was super nice, supportive and helpful. The curators clearly cared a great deal.

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Gudbjorg! Your film and dedication to your art/craft is amazing? We were privileged to premiere your film in the U.S.! The audience loved it!

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    Lorenzo Guarnieri

    Wonderfull kind organization and communication

    March 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Lorenzo! Your film is marvelous. We are looking forward to your next one!

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    Marketa Tomanova

    Even though I wasn't able to attend personally, The Fine Arts Film Festival is your place to showcase your films about Art.

    July 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Marketa!