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24th Los Angeles Film Festival

Los Angeles, United States, September 20 to 28, 2018

Call for entries

(Films of all length and web series – all genres)

The Los Angeles Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2018 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Submission Format: A digital online submission via, otherwise, a DVD
  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry Fees: Yes



  • Feature films must have been completed after September 1st, 2017.
  • World premiere status of feature-length narratives and documentaries is required;
  • An L.A. Premiere status is a consideration for short films;
  • Feature films must not have had any commercial theatrical, television, or internet play in the U.S.
  • Features films must be over 51 minutes, mid-length films — between 26 and 45 minutes, and shorts should be under 26 minutes.


The Festival’s feature-films competitive sections are World Fiction, Documentary and Nightfall and one for the shorts.

The Los Angeles Film Festival is a qualifying festival in the Academy Awards® in the Narrative, Animated, and Documentary Short Film categories.

New as of 2016 is a special section for short-length web storytelling “Episodic content — less than 12 minutes”.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection in the Los Angeles Film Festival and provides assistance through the International Festival Participation Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
(514) 283-6363