I have had great success by running my Art is Alive Film Festival these last two years, and now wish to spread my artistic accolades to other locations. I was fortunate enough to find a location that wishes to host another film festival in 2018, hence, the creation of Art is Alive - Los Angeles was formulated. I am currently accepting submissions from now until October 6, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out October 10, 2018, and the festival itself will be conducted from November 9-11, 2018.

As to material we shall accept: films of various genres that do not exceed 90 minutes, as well as TV pilots up to 60 minutes, and music video content up to ten minutes. Link to submit is below.

This year's event shall include film screenings, live music, one celebrity event, and one industry panel relative to film distribution. 

Finally, I wish to bring the benefits of my original NYC Art is Alive Film Festival to LA. So...all winners will receive trophies and monetary compensation. Each winner will get a film review done and published before the end of 2018. Further, all will be offered the opportunity to get media exposure through my radio show for their project, and of course, lots of chances to meet with fellow filmmakers by which to create new projects!

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Film submissions must not have any distribution deals, be available online, or be available for purchase at the time of festival screening. 

Films of a taboo nature (incest, porn, highly sexual or abuse of animals or children) are not accepted. 

We do not accept rough cuts or work in progress. 

All international films submitted must have English subtitles. 

You may submit to AIA FF while having submitted to other festivals. 

We accept films in the following categories: Romance, Sci Fi, Horror, Animated, Comedy, Documentary, International, and LGBT. Films 5-30 minutes in length are considered shorts;  35 to 90 minutes are features. We do not accept any film that is more than 90 minutes long.

This year, I am also allowing the screening of TV pilots that are no more than 60 minutes long, as well as music video content that lasts no longer than 10 minutes in length.

All filmmakers must secure any and all necessary licenses or permits associated with showing said film. 

All submissions are to be done directly to the festival via this website. If your film is selected, we will contact you about press kits and screeners through email.

No refunds are to be given on entry fees.

This year's venue details are listed below:

Vinz on Fairfax

950 S. Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90036




























Film Festival Submission Fee - AIA Los Angeles

$ 20.00 USD

Submission Fee for all shorts/feature films, web series material and TV pilots.