10th Annual

Zero Film Festival- Los Angeles

April 15, 2019 to April 18, 2019

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PO Box 2038
New York NY 10113
Phone: 206-697-4821

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Feature - Narrative + Doc
Any film, narrative or documentary, with a runtime over 45 minutes.
Any film, narrative or documentary, with a runtime from 15-45 minutes
Any film, narrative or documentary, with a runtime under 15 minutes.
Any film 15 minutes or less that does NOT tell a story.
Animated works
Music Video
Music Video
Web Series


Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival EXCLUSIVE to self financed filmmakers and the authentically independent films they create.

ZFF, originally founded in downtown Los Angeles, is a not-for-profit organization firmly committed to supporting under-represented filmmakers and screening the world's best self-financed films for cinema lovers everywhere. ZFF focuses on community, inclusivity and good times on planet Earth.


Zero Film Festival - Focusing on a niche in the independent film community which has been under appreciated and ignored, Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival exclusively screening self financed films from filmmakers all over the world.

In the age where the majority of festivals are Hollywood marketing campaigns, and even "indie" and "underground" festivals screen financed films, we are here to offer a unique opportunity. We recognize authentically independent films and filmmakers who take risks and fight odds to see their cinematic visions through.

Founded in Los Angeles, this festival utilizes hometown connections and partnerships to create Zero's most innovative and largest festival.


Zero Film Festival has established itself as a festival representing authenticity, integrity and innovation. Since 2007, ZFF has screened over 500 films from filmmakers in five continents.

Zero Film Festival alumni have gone on to receive distribution and financing for their next film projects.

Join the filmmaker community of one of the fastest growing film festivals!


Richard H (Managing Director); Richard Hooban (Managing Director); Sisi Cronin


Zero Film Festival is the the first festival exclusive to independent filmmakers. Your film MUST be self-financed.

You SHOULD include a cover letter with your entry, detailing premiere status, why you made this film and any noteworthy details we should know before previewing it.


Zero Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.S. and International locations), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Zero Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.