Recognize talented independent filmmakers and screenwriters with awards and Screenings.

The Los Angeles Reel Film Festival’s aim is to seek out, acknowledge and award the many talented independent filmmakers and writers who may not get the recognition they deserve through many of the more political and commercial film festivals. The LARFF recognizes filmmakers and screenwriters who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. All genres of film, music videos and scripts are accepted by the LARFF and up to 15 awards will be distributed, giving filmmakers and writers the opportunity to be noticed. 1st place and honorable mention films of each category will receive award certificates and will be guaranteed a screening slot in our schedule.

Awards & Prizes

1ST PLACE NARRATIVE FEATURE
1ST PLACE NARRATIVE SHORT
1ST PLACE DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
1ST PLACE DOCUMENTARY SHORT
1ST PLACE EXPERIMENTAL
1ST PLACE ANIMATION
1ST PLACE STUDENT FILM
1ST PLACE FOREIGN FILM
1ST PLACE MUSIC VIDEO
1ST PLACE SCRIPT
HONORABLE MENTIONS
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Rules & Terms

General Submissions Rules for The Los Angeles Reel Film Festival.
Entries must have been produced within the past ten years.
Submissions in other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.
The entry fee is per category.
Entries will not be returned.
The Los Angeles Reel Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Los Angeles Reel Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Entries will not be returned.

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    James Carroll

    Great people. Great festival. It was an honor to be part of it.

    May 2017
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    Massimiliano Mauceri

    Great Festival! I really recommend it!

    June 2016
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    Charles Laulette

    I am very happy to have been selected as one of the four screenplays acknowledged by your festival this year. i.e. "False Start" (a three act play that I submitted to your festival along with two other actual screenplay submissions. I attempted (And purchased) a ticket to attend your award winning feature for this year also, but the seating appeared to be the equivalent of a full house. (Which is most obviously completely great for you and your entire festival! (Including that particular film's movie makers, too!) Thank you again for acknowledging my work... It is greatly appreciated! Hope all is well! All the best, Charles Laulette.

    May 2016