The Los Angeles Brazilian International Film Festival - LABRFF is the most important Brazilian film festival in the United States. It was founded in 2007 and has screened over 1500 films including features, documentaries, and shorts. The City of Los Angeles has recognized the festival as the most important international cultural event for the past 16 years.


We accept movies from all countries, including fiction features, documentaries, and shorts. All genres are acceptable.


1) Win prizes
2) Oscar-style award ceremony
3) Screening movies to distributors
4) Get a distribution deal during the Festival
5) Walk the red carpet and do interviews with the media
6) Meet industry / like-minded professionals
7) Learn from the best in the industry
8) Meet some of the best actors
9) Known as the friendliest festival
10) Meet international producers and filmmakers

The following categories are in competition at the festival:

Screenplay Awards
Podcast Script Awards
Life Achievement Award
Best Film
Best Director
Best Photography
Best Soundtrack
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Documentary
Best Short Film

International Competition:
Best International Feature
Best International Documentary
Best International Short
Best Faith-Based Movie
Best Environmental Movie
Best Kids Movie

Read before submitting your movie:
All shorts MUST be only up to 20 minutes long.
All movies MUST be subtitled in English if English is not the original language.

Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into
the festival does not guarantee an award or prize. Submission fees are non-refundable. LABRFF reserves the right to change its programming without notice.
LABRFF is not responsible for your airline tickets and/or hotel to attend the event.
LABRFF is not responsible for your subtitles, however, we do have a vendor to recommend.
We only accept movies with English subtitles, with no exceptions.
We only accept shorts with a maximum of 20 min. No exceptions.
Films must have been produced from 2020 up to now.
We do not return promotional material sent to us to promote your movie.
You must provide us with all the metadata and trailer in ENGLISH.

Overall Rating
  • Elder Fraga

    It was a great experience to participate once again in this festival, and we were very happy with the award we received for the film "THE ARTIST AND THE POWER OF THINKING.
    Long life to LABRFF!

    November 2022
  • Amazing Festival!! Thank you so much for the Best Documentary Award plus all amazing prizes in money and Distribution by O2!! OH MY GOD!!!! Meire Fernandes is a pioneer, with unbelievable network, and press coverture. Netrola is also fantastic and all the team. A high level festival in the world's most symbolical and important cinema capital. Congrats to this huge festival! Hope to come back again with new films! It's an event where you can make not only networking but real friends for the rest of your life! I'm so forever grateful!!!

    November 2022
  • Conrado Krainer

    Great Festival with a lot of festivities, guests, and great movies as well.
    I was really happy to be part of the Festival with my Film. Being able to watch other short films from different Filmmakers all over the world was a great experience.

    May 2021
  • Thais Braga

    Participar do LABRFF foi uma experiência incrível e nos trouxe muito aprendizado e oportunidades. Somos gratas pela seleção e exibição do nosso filme 'Pega-se Facção' na Mostra de Realizadoras.

    February 2021
  • Monica Mac Dowell

    Festival incrível, dinâmico com várias opções de articulações e aprendizados. Um privilégio participar. Acolhida carinhosa e eficiente de todos os envolvidos.

    December 2020