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Los Angeles Film Festival

THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
June 18-28, 2009

 

  • Call for Entries

No longer accepting submissions for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival

Contact Info

Los Angeles Film Festival
Film Independent
9911 West Pico Blvd, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA
310.432.1209
310.432.1203 FAX 9911 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
LAFilmFest@FilmIndependent.org

STAFF

Rebecca Yeldham
Director

Gloria G. Campbell,
Managing Director

Programming:
Rachel Rosen,
Director of Programming

Doug Jones,
Senior Programmer

Tracie Lewis,
Programmer

Hebe Tabachnik,
Shorts Programmer/Latin American Programming Consultant

Jenn Wilson,
Program Coordinator

Christine Davila,
Guest Services Manager

Charles Reff
Programming Assistant/Guest Services Coordinator

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Daniele Neuharth,
Development Executive

Kate Walker,
Development Manager

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Tim Pruitt,
Director of Marketing

Folayo Lasaki
Associate Director of Marketing

Elise Freimuth,
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  • The Los Angeles Film Festival

June 18-28, 2009

Now in its 15th year, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing an enthusiastic audience of more than 85,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry.
More than 100 feature films - narrative and documentary are featured, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical performances and unique signature events such as the Filmmaker Retreat and the Spirit of Independence ceremony.

In addition, the Festival screens films by high school students.

Awards are given out in the following categories at the conclusion of the Festival: Best Narrative Feature; Best Documentary Feature; Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition; Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature; Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature; Audience Award for Best International Feature; Best Narrative Short Film; Best Documentary Short Film; Best Animated/Experimental Short Film; Audience Award for Best Music Video; and the Audience Award for Best Short Film.

  • CALL FOR ENTRY

Final Deadline
Short films and music videos: February 6, 2009
Feature-length narrative and documentary films: March 2, 2009

  • SUBMIT

Eligibility Requirements
Feature films, short films, and music videos must have been completed after January 1, 2008.
Feature films must not have had any public or festival screenings in the greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.
Feature films and short films must not have had any commercial theatrical or television play in the US. Features films must not have been broadcast on the internet.
For feature films, especially American films without US distribution, world and US premieres are not required but are strongly preferred, and premiere status will be one of the factors considered when determining a film's inclusion in the Festival. For short films and music videos, premiere status is not a factor in the selection process.
Feature films and short films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.
Music videos must have a running time of less than 10 minutes.
For submission purposes, DVD screeners may be of works-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks, or digital outputs.
Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for Festival screenings. No exceptions will be permitted.
High school films must be works shot, directed, and produced by high school or secondary school (pre-college) students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity.

READ THE FULL GUIDELINES for submissions

Entry fees:
Feature Films (50 mins. +) $70.00
Short Films (Under 50 mins.) $50.00
Feature Films (50 mins. +) $20.00
High School Shorts no charge

Submission materials
Completed submission form, submitted electronically on CD or DVD as well as a printed hard copy
Preview DVDs (Region 0 or 1 and NTSC preferred) For feature-length films (50 min. or more), submit two DVDs. For short films (under 50 min.) or music videos, submit one DVD.
Entry fee payment
One press kit, which must be submitted electronically on CD or DVD Recommended for feature films Optional for short films and music videos
Optional - For confirmation of receipt, a self-addressed postcard with return postage affixed
(press click here to begin your entry)

Screening Requirements
If your film or music video is selected for exhibition, please be advised that the Festival will require:
35mm, 16mm, HDCam, or DigiBeta (NTSC) prints/tapes for features and shorts; DigiBeta (NTSC) or Beta SP tapes for music videos; DigiBeta (NTSC), Beta SP, MiniDV, or DV Cam for High School Shorts.
Press kits with photo stills (color and black & white)
Headshots of Director(s) and Writer(s)
Biographies of Director(s) and Writer(s)
Film trailers, clip reels, posters, postcards, and EPKs, if available.

If not submitting through WithoutaBox, please type information into this form (requires Adobe Reader software), then print out and send with submission.

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