LA Shorts Fest
 
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FILM SUBMISSIONS

Please read the following submission requirements before you complete our online entry form.
 
2016 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Films must NOT have screened in Los Angeles prior to our festival.
  • Films must be submitted through a online screener.
  • Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2015.
  • All non-English films must have English subtitles.
  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.
  • Do NOT send stills or press kits.  If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still in jpeg format.
  • You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film. 

 

DEADLINES
  • Early Deadline: April 29, 2016
  • Regular Deadline: June 10, 2016
  • Extended Deadline: July 8, 2016
  • Late Deadline: July 29, 2016

FEES

Shorts under 25 minutes, for each entry:
  • Early Deadline: $49
  • Regular Deadline: $55
  • Extended Deadline: $65 
  • Late Deadline: $75
Long shorts 25 to 45 minutes, for each entry:
  • Early Deadline: $53
  • Regular Deadline: $59
  • Extended Deadline: $69
  • Late Deadline: $79
  • Entry fees must be paid online with any major credit card.
  • We do NOT accept checks.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Entries will not be viewed without payment.

SELECTION

  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee.
  • All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.
  • Our selection committee will factor in previous screenings in the Los Angeles area when determining a film's selection.

AWARDS

*Academy Award® qualifying
  •  Best of Fest*
  •  Best Foreign Film*
  •  Best Drama
  •  Best Comedy
  •  Best Animation*
  •  Best Experimental
  •  Best Documentary*

ONLINE SCREENER 

Save money on postage fees and avoid the hassle of producing, packaging, and mailing DVDs.  Filmmakers can now submit their films online by providing us a Vimeo link and password. Pay entry fee online using your credit card, you do NOT need to mail us any physical materials.
 START HERE
 

or submit through WAB

 
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