Film Festivals
By Los Angeles Film Festival
Dec 27, 2004, 15:54

Held annually in the heart of Hollywood, the Los Angeles Film Festival draws a diverse audience of over 45,000 people, uniting emerging and established filmmakers with critics, scholars, film professionals, and the movie-loving public.

The Festival was recently named the #1 film festival in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, and it is recognized as "one of the best film festivals in the United States" (FILMMAKER Magazine) and as "an essential stop on the North American circuit" (Daily Variety).

The Los Angeles Film Festival has earned its reputation among filmmakers for many reasons, including:

It puts on the exclusive, intimate Filmmaker Retreat, a relaxed two-day getaway hosted by the Festival's annual Guest Director.

It presents the largest cash prizes of any festival in North America: the $50,000 Target Filmmaker Award and the $25,000 Target Documentary Award.

It is a festival attended by the film industry. Recent acquisitions from the Festival include Rock School, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, Kissing Jessica Stein, Washington Heights, and OT: our town.

It offers Kodak Speed Dating, a program in which the Festival schedules a series of one-on-one meetings between Festival filmmakers and leading industry professionals.

It gets extensive local, national, and international media coverage, from outlets including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Access Hollywood, Extra, KCRW, indieWIRE, and the BBC.

It is a qualifying festival for the IFP Independent Spirit Awards, and it has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Short Films categories of the Annual Academy Awards®.

We invite all filmmakers to submit their films for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival, which will take place June 16 - 26, 2005. Submission deadlines are:

Feature Films (60 minutes or more)
Regular: January 14, 2005
Final: March 1, 2005

Short Films (under 60 minutes) and Music Videos
Regular: January 14, 2005
Final: February 18, 2005

Discounted entry fees are available for IFP/Los Angeles members. Additional discounts and extended deadlines are available for online submissions through .

To download a submission form or apply online, visit the Los Angeles Film Festival web site at

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