LA Film Festival
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 September 20-28, 2018, the LA Film Festival showcases compelling independent films, series 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 Coffee Talks, the Spirit of Independence Award, Fast Track - a film financing market - and We the People; a two-day summit committed to advancing inclusion within the entertainment industry by serving as a solution-oriented call to action.
Awards & Qualification
Selection for 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)
LA Film Festival Jury Awards are given in the following competition categories: US Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall, LA Muse (fiction and documentary) and Shorts (fiction and documentary). Balloted Audience Awards are given for Fiction Film, Documentary, Short Film and Web Series.
Take a peek at the 2017 LA Film Festival Award Winners.