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Next festival dates: January 16th - 19th, 2020

The LA Sci-Fi Film Festival brings audiences the best of independent Sci-Fi filmmaking and celebrates what makes this genre unique and exciting.

We will be accepting SCI-FI submissions in the following categories:

  • Feature (up to 120 min)

  • Short (10-30 min)

  • Short Short (under 10 min)

  • Animated Short (under 30 mins)

  • TV Pilot (industry standard 22 mins)

  • Web Series (up to three episodes with combined TRT of no more than 30 mins)

  • Sketch Comedy (under 10 min)

  • Music Video (under 10 min)

LA Film Festivals began with the LA Comedy Festival in 2001, adding the LA Indie Film Fest in 2007. The LA Film Festival family has since expanded to 12 independent film festivals, including LA Horror Film Fest, LA Action Film Fest, LA Sci-Fi Film Fest, LA Animation Film Fest, LA Black Film Fest, LA Asian Film Fest, LA Latinx Film Fest, LA Queer Film Fest, LA Women in Film Fest and LA Student Film Fest.

Over the years, LA Film Festivals have attracted thousands of filmmakers from around the world. Each festival features live screenings in our own Let Live Theater in the heart of Los Angeles. Our 80-seat theater is outfitted with a Christie DLP projector and seven JBL speakers throughout the venue, delivering top notch quality in an intimate screening environment. Filmmakers whose work is accepted into our festival will receive free passes to screenings, invitations to networking events and are eligible for awards consideration.