LA Film Festival

About

attends the premiere of "Dear White People" during the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival at Premiere House on June 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

The LA Film Festival is a premier platform for new works from emerging and established independent storytellers with unique voices and innovative visions.

Taking place June 14-22, 2017, the LA Film Festival showcases compelling independent films, TV and episodic work from emerging storytellers, alongside filmmaker-driven studio titles.

The Festival fosters valuable alliances and working relationships between independent artists and the film industry. Signature programs include the Filmmaker Retreat, Coffee Talks, Master Classes, the Spirit of Independence Award, Fast Track (a film financing market) and Diversity Speaks (a day-long forum for content creators of color).

A Major Awards Qualifier

onstage during the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on February 23, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.

Selection to the LA Film Festival qualifies films for prestigious awards, including:

  • Film Independent Spirit Awards (feature films)
  • Cinema Eye Honors for Non-Fiction Filmmaking (documentary features)
  • Academy Awards® in the Narrative, Animated and Documentary Short Film categories (short films)

Select films are eligible for a variety of Jury Awards and Audience Awards. Check back for more details on these awards in April 2017.