Submission Information

Thank you to the thousands of filmmakers who submitted their work during the 18 years of the Los Angeles Film Festival.

“We are very proud of what we accomplished with the LA Film Festival over the past eighteen years…and the time has come for us to try something new.”
– Josh Welsh (President, Film Independent)

As we announced in October 2018, the LA Film Festival has been discontinued, though a number of Festival elements and programs will be restructured into standalone events taking place throughout the calendar year. Because the Festival will not take place in its previous format in 2019, we will not be soliciting or accepting submissions, or taking part in a traditional programming process.

We greatly appreciate your interest in Film Independent and the LA Film Fest and invite you to become a Member and remain involved with our many other programs and events. More information about refreshed Festival elements and/or new initiatives designed to showcase the work of independent filmmakers will be provided here at