5th Annual

The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival

October 23, 2015 to October 25, 2015

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Script Competition
Stage, film, or teleplay of any length or genre.
Short Film
Narrative short films under 35 minutes of any genre.
Feature Film
Narrative films of any genre and over 35 minutes in length.
Experimental Film
Experimental film of any length or genre that does not follow a mainstream format of storytelling and/or filmmaking.
Animated Film
Animated films of any length or genre.
Short Documentary
Non Fiction films under 35 minutes
Feature Documentary
Non Fiction/Documentary films over 35 minutes in length.
Music Videos
Music videos of all musical genres under 12 minutes in length
Student Film
Any films of any length or genre made by a student.


At the LA International New Wave Film Fest, our goal is to provide a young, fresh and innovative perspective to today’s world of cinema. We seek and honor exciting new voices in the American and international film communities.


Welcome to the Los Angeles International New Wave Film Festival! The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival was founded by and for independent filmmakers who seek to recognize the craft of this century’s filmmakers and storytellers from around the globe. As the world gets smaller, and our ability to connect with global cultures becomes easier, we are bringing the world together through the art of film. Providing a young, fresh and exciting perspective to today’s world of cinema, we seek to showcase and honor innovative and exciting voices in the American and international film communities. With nine categories, our goal is to recognize a large and diverse selection of films from all genres and from all over the world. After exploding onto the festival scene in 2010, New Wave International is quickly becoming an important platform for the next wave of provocative and innovative films. Films and scripts are evaluated by a panel of industry professionals, and independent filmmakers.

Below is a list of awards given out at the end of the festival:

First Place
Honorable Mention (Up To 5 Scripts May Be Included)

Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Acting


Jazz Smollett; Jazz Smollett (Festival Director)


Festival submission materials will not be returned to sender.

All submission fees are for one submission.
Multiple submissions require separate submission fees and application.

Please label all materials with your Wab tracking number for each submission.


In submitting to LA New Wave Intl' Film Festival, submitter agrees to the following: Los Angeles New Wave Intl' 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, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Los Angeles New Wave Intl' 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. Entries will not be returned.