A cornerstone of LA fashion events, LA Fashion Festival (LAFF) celebrates the medium of fashion film while promoting an inclusive, open society by using moving picture and style influences to inspire essential interactions on cultural expression, social awareness, and creative identity. Founded on the basis of inclusion, sustainability, and community, LAFF is a nonprofit platform produced by kulturspace for forward-thinking creatives & brands to showcase collaborations and incite meaningful exchanges.

As we find ourselves living in these complex times of divide and discord, we are reminded yet again of the importance of interconnectedness, collaborations, respect, and empathy, despite our differences. Instead of fear and negativity, let’s be advocates of healthy individualism through creative expressions and dynamic interpretations of fashion and moving images.

How LAFF Benefits Filmmakers

+Listing on ‘The Studio’—a dedicated video archive on the LAFF website showcasing all film submissions, nominations, shortlisted and winning films. There’s a spot with your name on it.

+Google’s Cultural Institute is a non-profit platform and is intended to showcase partner's cultural content on a non-commercial basis. LAFF is the first fashion film archive on the platform which will serve to showcase your work, educate, entertain and serve as a first of it's kind archive. LAFF Filmmakers will automatically be apart of the archive unless you opt-out.

+Special screenings by industry insiders such as LAFF’s influential jury members, creative partners, and sponsors.

+Active social media shout-outs for all submissions. We’ll get the word out on your film and shine the social media spotlight on it.

+Inclusion in the festival program for all submissions. Get added visibility for your film and creative efforts.

LAFF is here to fuse brands with their audience: the connected consumer.

SUMMARY FOR PARTICIPATING IN LA FASHION FESTIVAL (Film)

In these terms and conditions you won't find complicated legal terms or large passages of unreadable text. We have no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. We do want what's best for the safety of both parties, now and in the future.

kulturspace nonprofit limited a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization DBA:LA Fashion Festival® (LAFF®) - All Rights Reserved

LAFF® is produced by kulturspace.  

ELIGIBILITY

LAFF® is an international fashion festival with a pillar focused on film and all citizens of the world are welcome to participate.  

Applicants should be of legal of the jurisdiction of their residence at the time of entry. Minors should have permission from legal guardians and include their information on the registration form.All music and other copyrighted material used in films must be properly licensed.All films not in English should be subtitled in English.

The following persons & entities are not eligible to enter LAFF®: employees of LAFF®, kulturspace limited, kulturspace nonprofit limited, parent or sister companies, and companies under common control with listed above companies; LAFF® judges; and members of the households of the aforementioned persons.

By entering, you agree to these rules and warrant that you are eligible to enter LAFF®.

LAFF® IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS

(1) The following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern the submission of a film (the “Film”) to LA Fashion Film Festival (“LAFF®”) for consideration for the 2021 LA Fashion Film Festival (“LAFF® ”). To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any other document prepared by LAFF® or anyone else, this document will take precedence. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to hello@lafashionfilmfest.com

SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

(1) By submitting a Film to LAFF® for LAFF® consideration, the submitter (the “Applicant”) represents that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to LAFF® (the “Film Owners”) and screen the Film at the LAFF® and has read, understood and agreed to the Terms.

(2) LAFF® may disqualify or reject, but is not required to do so, any submission that it determines in its sole discretion, is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with these Terms, and may do so without refunding any or all submission fees paid by the Applicant or returning the Applicant’s DVD submission. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND FEES

Submission deadlines for can be found on FilmFreeway submission page.
Fees for submitting to LAFF® can be found on FilmFreeway submission page.

(All submission fees are non-refundable)

PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION

Submission Procedure

All Films submitted under these Terms must be submitted in accordance with the procedure outlined herein. LAFF® may, but is not required to, disqualify or reject any Film that is not submitted in this way.

To submit a film for LAFF® consideration, an Applicant must submit via FilmFreeway. Any incomplete submission or uploads will not be accepted.

LAFF® will not review multiple versions of a submitted Film. Only one version of the Film may be submitted. If multiple versions are submitted, LAFF® will view only the version that was received first.

LAFF® is under no obligation to contact the submitting party should the applicant not have adhered to rules.

SELECTION

LAFF® will consider for inclusion in the LAFF® all eligible films that have been submitted by the above deadline.

All selection decisions are at the sole and absolute discretion of LAFF®, and are final and unreviewable. LAFF® is not required to provide any feedback, comments or reasons, or any other information, regarding the selection or non-selection of any submitted Film or the process by which Films are or have been selected. LAFF® is not responsible or liable for its selection decisions; for the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding the Film that are or may be obtained from the Applicant or anyone else; for any communications by any representative of LAFF® relating to the Film or the LAFF® selection process; for the manner in which the Film shall be, is or was considered and reviewed; or for any failure on the part of LAFF® to provide the Applicant or anyone else with information concerning LAFF®'s consideration and/or review of the Film.

LAFF® will notify all applicants of an official decision regarding their submission by email on or around October 15, 2021. LAFF® will contact Applicants using the contact information of the submitting party only provided in the registration form. Applicants are responsible for providing correct and functional contact information. LAFF® is not responsible for any failed attempts to contact Applicants using the contact information provided. When submitting, please provide an email address that is checked frequently.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LEGAL CLAIMS AND INDEMNITIES

By submitting the film to LAFF®, the Applicant and Film Owners (the “Submitting Parties”) hereby warrant and represent that:

(i) the Film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or the Submitting Parties have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition or other work in the film;

(ii) the Film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person;

(iii) the Film is not the subject of litigation;

(iv) there are no agreements, nor will there be any agreements made subsequent to the date of this Film submission that would or could have the effect of impairing the Submitting Parties’ ability to provide the Film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Terms; and

(v) the Submitting Parties have the full right, power and authority to submit the Film to LAFF® for LAFF® consideration, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in the registration form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict or impede the Submitting Parties from fully performing all obligations pursuant to the submission and these Terms.

(2) The Submitting Parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless LAFF®, its licensees, successors and assigns, and its and their members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, associates and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal fees and costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the Film submitted by the Applicant or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or other agreement made by the Applicant in these Terms, or in the Applicant’s registration form.

(3) LAFF® takes all reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While in LAFF®'s possession, all Films are securely stored and regularly inventoried. Access to Films is limited to LAFF® staff who require access in order to screen and consider submissions. No duplication and loaning of Films is permitted. By submitting a Film to LAFF®, the Submitting Parties hereby release the Releasees from any and all liability in the event of theft, unauthorized access or copying, or any breach of copyright of the submitted Film while it is in LAFF®'s possession.

GRANT OF LICENSE

You will own all intellectual property related to your Submission and shall retain ownership of such intellectual property. By submitting your Submission, you grant LAFF® a non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, edit, publicly perform, display, reproduce, transmit, sublicense, and distribute in all media formats that exist now or in the future.  You agree to approve all download requests from LAFF® via FilmFreeway to be eligible for shortlist, nominations and selected winners.  Any requests not approved will cause submission to be disqualified.

(2) the promotion of future iterations of the LAFF®; and

(3) the promotion of LAFF® Parties’ Websites (collectively, the "License").

The License shall commence on the date you submit your Submission to LAFF®, shall not expire and need not be renewed. You may revoke the License at any time by providing LAFF® with written notice to hello@lafashionfilmfest.com, provided, however, that if your Submission is selected as an “Official Selection”, “Shortlist” or “Winner” before you provide such notice, the license shall become non-revocable. The Contest Parties will not use your Submission for commercial purposes without your permission except as expressly set forth above. All rights not expressly granted by you with respect to your Submission are reserved. By entering your Submission, you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant the licenses set forth in this Section Grant of License..

PRIZES

Winners and Honorees will be presented with a trophy or other recognition that has nominal monetary value.

Additional Prizes might be announced during Submission or Judgement Period.

RELEASEEach Participant, Applicant, Winner and Honoree agrees to grant LAFF® and its partners, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, his or her submitted film, his or her name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information and for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without additional consideration, and without notification, review, or approval.

Further, by accepting any prize or award, the Participant, Applicant, Winner and Honoree releases and agrees to hold LAFF® harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in any LAFF® related activity, or participation in the LAFF®.

DisputesAny dispute arising under this Agreement will be submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. The party that loses the arbitration will pay to the prevailing party any fees and costs incurred by the prevailing party, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees.

DISCLAIMERLAFF® EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITYUNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE OR BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR SOFTWARE; AND THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR EITHER PARTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT (EXCLUDING INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS) WILL NOT EXCEED $100.

But where is all the horrible small print?

Just like a parking ticket, you cannot transfer this agreement to anyone else without our permission. This agreement stays in place and need not be renewed. If for some reason one part of this agreement becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place.

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  • Alexis Karl

    Los Angeles Fashion Festival has this fantastic website that hosts all of the films.. and they are of such high quality, unique and overall really quite fantastic. I only wish we could have had a film screening, yet the usual event was thwarted due to Covid.
    Great fest if you want to be in the company of some brilliant filmmakers!

    January 2021
  • Loved it and the response from them was exccellent

    January 2021
  • Niccolò Montanari

    Great event and platform for directors looking to showcase their fashion film productions.

    September 2019
  • Super nice festival, very high quality

    October 2018