Festival Calendar

LA Film Festival

LA Film Festival
Film Independent
5670 Wilshire Blvd.
9th Floor
90036 Los Angeles
United States
phone +1-310-432 1240
fax +1-310-432 1203
email: LAFilmFest@FilmIndependent.org

Festival Director
Mrs. Jennifer Cochis

Senior Programmer
Ms. Jennifer Wilson

Year of Foundation 1994

Event Date from 20 September 2018 till 28 September 2018

in Los Angeles, United States

Sections Music videos, episodic content, competition (documentary, narrative, shorts)

Terms of Entry runnning times: feature films (more than 51 min.), short films (less than 26 min.). Feature films must have been completed after August 2017, L.A. premiere required for feature films.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline early deadline: 12 February 2018 (feature films 50 USD, shorts 30 USD)
regular deadline: 9 April 2018 (feature films 75 USD, shorts 45 USD)
late deadline: 21 May 2018 (feature films 100 USD, shorts 60 USD)

Attendance Figures 90,000

Participants of the Film Industry Due to the location, the festival is able to draw on Los Angeles' large pool of industry professionals.

Prizes/Awards Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary ($ 15.000 each);
Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short ($ 5.000 each);
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, for Best Documentary Feature, for Best International Feature, for Best Short Film, for Best Music Video;

German Films


Documentary Competition:

THE LAST GOLD by Brian T. Brown (US/DE)

Number of Films Shown 263

Media Coverage The Los Angeles Film Festival gets extensive local, national and international media coverage, with over 400 accredited press form outlets including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Access Hollywood, Extra, KCRW-FM, KABC TV, indieWire and the BBC.

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation A typical audience festival with a respectable number of European arthouse films. The new festival dates in September (shift from June) reflect the new focus on independent films that are important for the Academy Awards (R) campaigns; new festival player in awards season.

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