Los Angeles International Short Film Festival - Late Deadline
July 31, 2013
July 31, 2013
12:00 am
12:00 am


  • Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2012.
  • All non-English films must have English subtitles.
  • Films must be submitted on DVD NTSC or DVD PAL in Region 0 or 1.
  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.
  • Preview DVD should be labeled with the title, running time, contact email, and phone number.
  • Please do NOT send stills or press kits.  If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still.
  • All films selected for the festival grant LA Shorts Fest the rights to use press materials from the film for promotional purposes.
  • LA Shorts Fest is permitted to retain DVD copies of each film selected as part of our festival library and for media educational use.
  • All films selected for the Festival grant LA Shorts Fest the rights to upload a clip/trailer up to 2 minutes in length online for promotional purposes.
  • Though not a requirement, we prefer films NOT screened in Los Angeles County. Our selection committee will factor in previous screenings in the Los Angeles area when determining a film's selection.
  • Films must NOT have screened in a SHORTS-ONLY film festival in Hollywood.
  • You may submit more than one film, but each submission must be on a separate DVD and must be accompanied by its own completed submission form and entry fee.
  • If you would like to make sure that we received your submission, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard which we will send back to you as your confirmation. The festival will not confirm receipt of film by telephone.


Films must be postmarked by the following deadline:
  • Deadline: July 3, 2013
  • Late Deadline: July 31, 2013


Shorts under 30 minutes, for each entry: 
  • Deadline: $64
  • Late Deadline: $74
Long shorts 30 to 60 minutes, for each entry:
  • Deadline: $74
  • Late Deadline: $84
  • Checks or money orders made payable to: LA Shorts Fest.
  • Foreign entries paying with checks must be drawn in U.S. dollars through a U.S.-affiliated bank.
  • We do NOT accept international money orders.
  • Write the title of the film on the check or money order.
  • You have the option of paying with credit card online after you fill out and submit entry form.
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Entries will not be viewed without entry fee payment.


  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the Festival Committee.
  • The entrant will be responsible for all shipping fees.
  • All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.
  • The LA Shorts Fest cannot be held liable for DVDs which may be lost or damaged.


Winners considered for Academy Award® nominations

  •  Best of Fest (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Foreign Film (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Drama (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Comedy (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Animation (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Experimental (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Documentary (Academy Award® qualifying)
  • Preview DVDs will NOT be returned.


  • Entry fee (write title of film on check).
  • DVD labeled with contact information (phone number and email).
  • Include a print out of the confirmation email you receive (after you submit the online entry form) with your DVD entry.
  • If you would like to make sure that we received your submission, please enclose a self-address, stamped postcard which we will send back to you.
LA Shorts Fest
10523 Burbank Blvd. #205
N. Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: 818.508.0800


Visit www.lashortsfest.com  to apply online.

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