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Film submissions for the 2023 festival are now closed.


  • Films must NOT screen in Los Angeles County prior to our festival.

  • We factor in previous screenings in Los Angeles County when determining a films selection.

  • We prefer films NOT screen in Los Angeles County prior to our festival.

  • We prefer films not be available online prior to the festival.

  • Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2022.

  • Non-English films must have English subtitles.

  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.

  • You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film. 



  • Early Deadline: March 3, 2023

  • Regular Deadline: April 7, 2023

  • Extended Deadline: May 5, 2023

  • Late Deadline: June 2, 2023


Shorts 45 minutes and under, for each entry:

  • Early Deadline: $49

  • Regular Deadline: $55

  • Extended Deadline: $65 

  • Late Deadline: $70

  • Entry fees are non-refundable.

  • Films are NOT viewed without completed entry form and payment.


  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee.

  • Filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.

  • We factor in previous screenings in the Los Angeles area when determining a film selection.


BAFTA Qualifying
Canadian Screen Awards Qualifying
Goya Awards Qualifying

$5,000 Cash Prizes

  •  Best of Fest

  •  Best International Film

  •  Best Drama

  •  Best Comedy

  •  Best Animation

  •  Best Experimental

  •  Best Documentary

  •  Best Sci-Fi

  •  Best Horror

  •  Best Music Video 

  •  Best Web Series

  •  Best High School Film

  •  Best Actor

  •  Best Actress 

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