Welcome to LAIFF!
The Los Angeles International Film Festival returns in 2021 and it will be a hotspot for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in indie filmmaking. This year’s LAIFF looks forward to screening a broad range of genres by international directors, and bringing the best of fresh filmmaking to film-loving LA audiences.
The Los Angeles International Film Festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Recognizing the important role independent films have in the history of filmmaking, storytelling, and culture, LAIFF wants to help empower the next generation of artists. The Los Angeles International Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent films with an edge.
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Selection / Programme
The selection for 2021 will be announced shortly.
SUBMIT A FILM TO LAIFF
April 15, 2021
May 26, 2021
August 5, 2021
August 31, 2021
September 20, 2021
November 2 – 7, 2021
November 17, 2020
Music videos & short shorts
Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions must be received electronically, we do not accept DVD’s in the post.
The Los Angeles International Film Festival is open to USA and International films in each of the following categories:
Feature Film (budget under $1m USD)
Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k USD)
No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k USD)
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Short Short (under 5 minutes)
Screenplay Award categories:
Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
No-Budget Feature — Hometown Proud by Naida Osline & Tyler Stallings
Micro-budget Feature — Marcus by J.R. Poli
Low-budget Feature — The Reunited States by Ben Rekhi
Documentary Feature — The Green Wave by Guido Verweyen
Best Feature (Audience Award) — The Crickets Dance by Veronica Robledo
Short Film (jury award) — The Boy’s Gone by Sarah Polhaus
Short Film (audience award) — Bad Suns by Kevin Ryan
Short Documentary — Legacy by Margo Weathers
Music Video — I Rise by Marla Antinoro
Horror Short — Eleanor by Chris Dawson
Sci-Fi Short — Proxy by Sophia Banks
Experimental Short — Fina’s Children by Valerie Dalena
Animated Short — Rude Sleeping Beauty by Paul Baker
Comedy Screenplay — Meeting Duran Duran by Bridgette Yaxley
Horror/Sci-Fi Screenplay — Dream No More by Ery De Jong
Feature Screenplay — The Weird Sisters by Brent Bishop