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21-Apr-2015 6:12am PDT  

 

Los Angeles Film Festival

21 Annual June 10, 2015 to June 18, 2015

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9911 West Pico Blvd
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Phone: 310-432-1200
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http://www.lafilmfest.com

SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

U.S. Fiction Feature Films
Feature-length, fiction films from the U.S. (51 minutes or more) -

We define the "U.S." broadly to include films that (1) have been financed mostly by U.S. funds; (2) are produced in the U.S.; and/or (3) are directed by filmmakers who currently live, have grown up, or received their training in the U.S.
U.S. Documentary Feature Films
Feature-length, documentary and non-fiction films from the U.S. (51 minutes or more)

We define the "U.S." broadly to include films that (1) have been financed mostly by U.S. funds; (2) are produced in the U.S.; and/or (3) are directed by filmmakers who currently live, have grown up, or received their training in the U.S.
World Fiction Feature Films
Feature-length fiction films from around the world. (51 minutes or more)
World Documentary Feature Films
Feature-length, non-fiction and documentary films from around the world. (51 minutes or more)
Short Films
Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental short films from the U.S. and around the world (25 minutes or less)
Mid-length Short Films
Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental short films from the U.S. and around the world (26 to 50 minutes)
Music Videos
Visually inventive music videos from the U.S. and around the world (10 minutes or less)
High School Short Films
Short films that have been shot, directed and produced by high school or secondary school (pre-college/university) students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only. (20 minutes or less)
Web Series
Fiction or non-fiction digital web series that demonstrates online storytelling. Multiple episodes can be submitted, as long as it does not exceed 12 minutes in total, or a single episode may be submitted up to 12 minutes.
Alternative Digital Content
Short form digital content with non-narrative structure made for online distribution. Including gaming videos, camera hijinks, editing trickery, abstract cinematic expressions and conceptual video creations.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Los Angeles is where creativity lives. The L.A. Film Fest offers unparalleled access to creative voices through energetic film programming, master classes, live performances and conversations with the most compelling artists working today. Discover new voices. Experience buzzed about films. Explore emerging TV and online content. Rekindle the excitement and glamour of storytelling at the Los Angeles Film Festival - only in L.A.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Taking place at L.A. LIVE between June 10-18, 2015, the Los Angeles Film Festival is a premiere event designed to rekindle the excitement and glamour of storytelling in LA by showcasing compelling new independent films, TV, emerging online content, and the most anticipated studio titles of the summer to more than 90,000 attendees each year. The Festival converges independent artists and fosters valuable alliances and working relationships with executives in the film industry, studio system, and each other.

The Festival’s signature programs include the Filmmaker Retreat, Music in Film Nights at the GRAMMY Museum, Coffee Talks, Master Classes, the Spirit of Independence Award, and Fast Track, a film financing market.

Selection to the LA Film Festival qualifies films for prestigious award nominations, including:
• Film Independent Spirit Awards (for feature-length films)
• Cinema Eye Honors for Non-Fiction Filmmaking
• Academy Awards® in the Narrative Short, Animated Short or Documentary Short Film categories

Select films are eligible for multiple Jury and Audience Awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Recent gala premieres include: Justin Simien’s Dear White People, Ira Sach’s Love is Strange, Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right, Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love, Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys, James Franco’s The Broken Tower, Richard Linklater’s Bernie, James Wan's The Conjuring, Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, Hayao Miyasaki’s Ponyo. Recent premiere acquisitions include: Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett's A Band Called Death, Todd Berger’s It’s a Disaster, Deon Taylor’s Supremacy, Gren Wells’s The Road Within, Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath’s Entrance, and Stephen Walker's Young@Heart.

The Los Angeles Film Festival is produced by Film Independent, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting and supporting independent films and filmmakers that embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent’s marquee events include the popular Film Independent at LACMA screening series, and the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, Film Independent Forum, and Directors Close-Up.

ORGANIZERS
Elvis Mitchell (Film Independent Curator) ; Ralph Rivera (Director of Event Operations) ; Roya Rastegar (Associate Director of Programming) ; Stephanie Allain (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES
If selected for exhibition, the Festival requires:

--For feature and short films: 35mm, DCP (must be DCI compliant) or HDCam (not HDCam SR).

--For music videos, online content, and high school shorts: QuickTime Files (Native Resolution, using Pro-Res 422 Codec) on DVD Data Disc or Hard Drive

- Digital press kits with photo stills (color and black/white), including a 150-word synopsis and 1 sentence synopsis

- Headshots of Director(s) and Writer(s)

- Biographies of Director(s) and Writer(s)

- Trailers, clip reels, posters, postcards, and EPKs, if available, to maximize exposure for your film

FILM INDEPENDENT MEMBER SUBMISSION FEE DISCOUNT and EXCLUSIVE DEADLINE
To be eligible for the discounted Film Independent member submission rate, and also for the exclusive deadline, you must include your Film Independent member number on the DVD or a copy of your current Film Independent membership card with your submission. If you submit at the Film Independent Membership rate and do not include your Film Independent member number, your film submission will not be considered. Please visit www.filmindependent.org/membership/ to become a member today and for more information on how to submit to the exclusive FIND member deadline.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

RELEASE I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows: • I have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements. • All the statements in this document are true. • In consideration for the opportunity to be selected into the LA Film Festival, I release and discharge Film Independent, Inc., the Los Angeles Film Festival, its employees, agents, contractors, volunteers, licensees, successors and assigns (collectively “FIND”) from any and all claims, demands or causes of actions related to misappropriation or infringement of copyright or violation of any other right arising out of or relating to my submission hereunder. • I agree to indemnify and hold harmless FIND from any claims that arise as a result of this submission or screening of my film (should it be selected) as well as from damage to or loss of any submitted materials en route to the festival. • I have all rights necessary and am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival. • This film is not subject to any claims or litigation and is not threatened by any claims or litigation. • I understand, as the authorized representative, any prizes will be awarded to the director(s) of the winning films.