LA Film Festival
Mrs. Jennifer Cochis
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
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;
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.