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  • Nov 4-8, 2020


The Los Angeles International Film Festival is launching in 2020 and it will be a hotspot for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in indie filmmaking. This year’s LAIFF looks forward to screening a broad range of genres by international directors, and bringing the best of fresh filmmaking to film-loving LA audiences.

The Los Angeles International Film Festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Recognizing the important role independent films have in the history of filmmaking, storytelling, and culture, LAIFF wants to help empower the next generation of artists. The Los Angeles International Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent films with an edge.

LAIFF will run November 4-8 2020, at the Edgemar Center an arts cinema on the beach in Santa Monica.

Festival Director: Natasha Marburger
Festival Manager: E Schultz
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All screenings will take place at the Edgemar Centers, located at 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, California on Nov 4 to 8, 2020. The Los Angeles International Film Festival welcomes indie film submissions from around the world via FilmFreeway.



The Los Angeles International Film Festival accepts indie films in all forms and genres: drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation, documentary, ... Go to our Filmfreeway listing to enter your film.



The 2020 LAIFF official selection will be announced on October 5, 2020. The official selection films will be screened on Nov 4-8 at the Egdgemar Center in Santa Monica.

Award Categories

Low-budget Feature Film (budget under $1m USD)
Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k USD)
No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k USD)
Best Short Film
Best Short Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Sci-Fi Short Film
Best Horror Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best LGBT Short Film
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Music Video

Screenplay Award categories:
Feature Screenplay
Comedy Screenplay
Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay

Festival 2020

Official Selection announcement on Oct 5


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