Film Crash is an annual film festival showcasing independent short films. The programmers select a group of films, screening in one evening in Los Angeles. Awards are presented. Film Crash was born out of the creative tempest of Manhattan’s East Village and Lower East Side during the Roaring 80’s. Known for creating a vibrant film community encouraging people and ideas to “crash” together, Film Crash has multiplied and traveled the globe. We look forward to your films.

Awards & Prizes

First Prize Short Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
First Prize Student Film
First Prize Animated Film
First Prize Documentary
First Prize Experimental Film
First Prize Comedy

Rules & Terms

Rules and Regulations for Film Crash

The mission of Film Crash (Festival) is to build community and create a platform for filmmakers to reach an audience for their work. Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review this document carefully.

Submissions are accepted only through FilmFreeway. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

Work-in-progress version
Work-in-progress will not be accepted. All works must be in completed form.

Entry fees are in U.S. Dollars, are per film and are non-refundable. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met including if eligibility status changes post-submission.

Awards & Prizes
Film Crash reserves the right to alter the titles and descriptions of all awards and prizes.


To be eligible for consideration:
(1) Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.
(2) Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

If your work is selected
(1) You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at Film Crash; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at Film Crash; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Film Crash its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at Film Crash
(2) Upon notification of Acceptance filmmakers must provide access to a digital file of their film as per instructions.

2 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Sedrick Amar

    It was nice small festival to show your work in. Matt is a cool dude.

    We won Best Actor Award!!!!!

    October 2016
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    Felix Tobin

    I had a great time. Excellent films. This is a festival where the filmmakers' work is truly appreciated.

    October 2016