January 11, 2022
May 03, 2022
September 15, 2022
December 20, 2022
December 25, 2022
December 30, 2022
January 07, 2023 to January 08, 2023
Awards & Prizes:
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Feature
- Best Documentary Feature
- Discovery Award
- Best Short
- Best Short
- Best Music Video
Rules & Terms:
1. Submission Deadlines
Early entry is encouraged but in no way guarantees acceptance.
2. Submission Format
Films must be submitted via online screener through World Film Presentation.
3. Submission Eligibility
- There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos.
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
4. Premiere Status
- There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
5. Submission Fee
All submissions for Cinema Los Angeles are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.
All shipping and postage costs for the submission package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DVDs and additional materials sent to and returned from Cinema Los Angeles must be borne by the submitting party. Cinema Los Angeles will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. Cinema Los Angeles will not absorb any fees incurred in USA customs. All charges must be pre-paid. Cinema Los Angeles will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party.
7. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values
- Independent nature of the production
Successful submissions will receive an online Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important information on shipping the DCP to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
9. Festival Screenings
Cinema Los Angeles aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection.
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of Cinema Los Angeles. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, USA reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.
No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.
11. Festival Awards
Jury prizes for Feature Films: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Discovery Awards, Best USA Film.
Jury prizes for Short Films: Best Short, Best UK Short.