🎬✨ Welcome to LA Under the Stars, the premier international film festival nestled in the heart of Los Angeles. As proud members of the TOP 100 BEST-REVIEWED FESTIVALS, we invite you to a night filled with red carpet moments, engaging filmmaker Q&A's, and the exhilarating Award Ceremony.

Step into the historic El Cid Theater on West Sunset Boulevard, an iconic venue where Hollywood's legacy meets the contemporary vibe of the Silver Lake neighborhood. LAUTS has been a stage for past films featuring acclaimed stars like Woody Harrelson, Juno Temple, Danny Trejo, and more!

With an IMDB-accredited status and a panel of 12 international judges, LAUTS offers a competitive platform to showcase your work. Be part of a festival that transcends borders, connecting your stories with a diverse and vibrant LA audience.

Screenwriters, filmmakers, and creators, this is your moment to shine! Submit your work to LA Under the Stars 2024 and let your cinematic journey begin. Join us under the stars for an unforgettable celebration of storytelling excellence!

"SUPERSTAR" goes to the best rated film
"WONDER WOMAN" goes to the outstanding female filmmaker
"M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN" goes to the best twist
"AUDIENCE CHOICE" goes to the audience-voted best film of the night

Awards are also presented to:
Best Feature (film & screenplay)
Best Narrative (film & screenplay)
Best Comedy (film & screenplay)
Best Dark Comedy (film & screenplay)
Best Horror (film & screenplay)
Best Experimental
Best Sci-Fi
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Smartphone Short
Best Student Short

Cast & Crew Awards
Best Director
Best Writer
Best Cinematographer
Best Actor
Best Actress
Rising Star (Child Actor)
Best Ensemble

By submitting your film to LA Under the Stars (LAUTS), you agree to the following terms and conditions:

1. Language Requirement: All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time of submission.

2. Original Works: Films must be original creations, and you affirm that you have all the necessary rights and permissions for the submitted material.

3. Indemnification: You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend LAUTS and its employees from any liability, claims, damages, fees, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from the submission or any related activities.

4. Adherence to Rules: Failure to comply with the competition rules and regulations may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the entry fee.

5. Defense of Claims: You agree to hold LA Under the Stars harmless and defend against any claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses, including attorney's fees, arising from any third-party claims related to the submitted film, whether valid or groundless.

We appreciate your understanding and compliance with these terms as we strive to maintain a fair and successful film festival experience.

Overall Rating
  • Kyle Lau

    Ali and the entire festival team at LAUST are ALL-STARS. Truly one of the most efficient communicators, with such a fun brand and social presence, not to mention a single night of energy, excitement, and buzz for all the projects involved, it's hard NOT to love LA Under the Stars. DEFINITELY SUBMIT!

    February 2023
  • Bryan Huynh

    Thank you, Ali and the festival. A privilege to be part of a great festival, the communication, value, quality, hospitality (not in any particular order) - the festival deserves a great recognition on its own.

    February 2023
  • James Furlong

    LA Under the Stars has been an absolutely wonderful experience, beginning to end! Great communicators, great venue, and just all around great people. I had a terrific time at the event and couldn't be happier with how well all the participants, myself included, were treated. I'll 100% submit to them again in the future, no doubt about it.

    February 2023
  • Excellent festival! Appreciate very much they nominated my music video “Bring it Back”! Great communication! Highly recommend.

    February 2023
  • Stuart Long

    A true film festival that works hard to get your work noticed. The festival personnel were wonderful & energetic. They conducted Zoom interviews with the Screenplay writers. I live in Kuwait so would not have had an opportunity to discuss my project if it were not for LAUTS. Thank you.

    February 2023