Top 5 Reasons To Submit Your Film to the 9th DTLA Film Festival:

  1. DTLA Film Festival is the largest film event in downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), the new creative nexus of the Entertainment Capital of the World.
  2. Our screening venue — Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE — offers state-of-the-art audio-video equipment, ensuring a Hollywood studio -quality presentation of your film.
  3. All filmmakers submitting movies are provided coverage upon request.
  4. Filmmakers chosen for a festival screening are offered VIP All-Access Passes to all festival programming — screenings, seminar and parties.
  5. Hotel accommodations are provided for participating filmmakers from out of town.

The 2017 DTLA Film Festival is now accepting submissions in all categories!

  • Narrative Features
  • Documentary Features
  • Shorts (Fiction and Nonfiction)
  • Music Documentaries
  • Web Series
  • VR Productions
  • Episodic TV Series

You have two ways to submit:

Film Freeway


Please keep these deadlines in mind:

Early Bird    February 28, 2017
Regular        April 30, 2017
Late              May 31, 2017
Extended     June 15, 2017

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Film Submissions Now Open!