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, 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 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.

A Major Awards Qualifier

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. View the 2017 LA Film Festival Award Winners.