2nd Annual

Dot Independent Film Festival of Los Angeles

June 07, 2014 to June 07, 2014

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1700 Lida Street
Pasadena CA 91103
Phone: 6263544146

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A film festival for students, by students

-Highlight and showcase young filmmaker talent

-Promote collaboration and networking between students from different film schools around the world

-Create a sense of community between film students

-Connect film students with industry professionals


The Dot Independent Film Festival of Los Angeles is a transmedia festival for a new generation of visual storytellers. It is a student led initia­tive to form collaborative relationships between film schools by using technology to develop an international community that embraces the evolving film industry.
The festival is completely comprised of and led by students with an emphasis on innovation.

Founded in 2013, DIFFLA is the first 'for students, by students' film festival on the west coast. As students, all of our decision making comes from what we would want out of a film festival. We understand film students because we are film students. Many festivals charge a lot for submitting your film. DIFF | LA knows students, so we strive to continue free submissions for the students.

The Event takes place at Hillside Campus of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The films will be screened in the Ahmanson Auditorium.

Art Center College of Design
Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103



Che Thornhill (Festival Director); Kim Nuesch (Submissions and Filmmaker Relations); Team Member


To be eligible for submissions one must be an Undergraduate or Graduate student currently enrolled at an institution, or a recent Alumni of an institution (Graduated within the past year).

As proof, a copy of your Student ID is required. If your ID does not have a date or expiration listed, a screenshot of your class schedule or any other means to show that you are currently enrolled as a student will be necessary. If an Alum, proof of graduation along with date is necessary.

Send this proof of enrollment/graduation and your Press Kit (optional) to


When you submit, please make the tracking number given to you by Withoutabox to the subject of your email. If you are submitting for more than one category and/or more than one film, you will receive more than one tracking number. Please send separate emails for each submission and copy your proof of enrollment/graduation into each of them.


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