Showcase your film at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival! This is the home of creativity, story, craft: and all things in-between. LAIFF is focused on bringing as much value as possible to the filmmaking world. We pride ourselves in bringing forth films ranging across genre, budget, length, subject matter, and medium. We've built this festival with the intention of bridging the beauty of high budget and low budget, in order to showcase the incredible work being done in both sectors, and to introduce the film industry personnel making the magic happen in both worlds.

The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival is filled with value for filmmakers, screenwriters, directors, producers, actors and film enthusiasts alike! Across the festival, we have education resources, panels, talks, masterclasses, tools, giveaways, networking opportunities, distribution opportunities and of course: blocks of films made by this years incredible official selections, finalists and award winners.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (LAIFF) has rapidly evolved into an indispensable platform for the global independent film industry. Positioned in the heart of the world's entertainment capital, LAIFF showcases a diverse, compelling selection of independent films from all over the globe, championing original voices and undiscovered narratives. The festival has come to be recognized as a vibrant hub of creative talent, offering immense value by providing filmmakers with essential exposure, networking opportunities, and the chance to share their artistry with a dedicated, passionate audience. The LAIFF's commitment to fostering innovation and creativity in the realm of independent cinema sets it apart, marking its annual gathering as a cornerstone event for independent film aficionados and filmmakers alike.

Submit now to be featured as part of the 2024 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival!

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The 2024 Edition of the festival will be a hybrid event, offering attendance for both the in-person, live version of the festival as well as the online, immersive festival experience.

Jury Award Prizes spanning the following categories:

-Best Narrative Feature
-Best Documentary Feature
-Best Narrative Short
-Best Documentary Short
-Best Experimental
-Best New Media
-Best Music Video
-Best Short Screenplay
-Best Feature Screenplay

& The big winner:
-The Annual Best of Festival Award

Plus, all winners will be invited to submit their work to our partnered film distribution company based out of New York City, to take your work to the next level!

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2018.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

-Submission Fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Antonio Bellido Marin

    <agradezco a la organización del Festival la Nominación de mi film "Trip to the Tax Paradise - Rumbo al Paraíso Fiscal" al Mejor Cine Experimental y su aportación a la divulcación del Cine Independiente.

    September 2023
  • Ana A P. Braunstein

    It was an honor to be a part of Los Angeles Film Festival! What a great opportunity to share our film with this fantastic audience!
    Ana Braunstein

    September 2023
  • Evie Shih

    We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to show our film at this festival! Even though the date was moved, we were constantly well-communicated with.

    July 2023
  • Farnaz Ohadi

    Thank you sincerely for including our music video "Yar" in your stellar festival. What a great line up of quality films. All communications were timely and friendly. A pleasure <3

    July 2023
  • Darr Reitknecht

    First off, I want to thank the festival for selecting my script 'Your Move.' Secondly, the communications were great and though I could not attend the atmosphere I felt from the staff via their emails was fantastic. If I would have had the cash I would have attended in a heart beat. Maybe next year, win or lose.

    July 2023