Film Invasion L.A. ()


29 Aug 2017
Call for entries

01 Dec 2017
Early deadline

07 Jan 2018
Standard deadline

01 Feb 2018
Late deadline

01 Mar 2018
Festival closed

01 May 2018
Notification date

02 Jun 2018
10 Jun 2018


15021 Ventura Blvd #523,  91403, Sherman Oaks, California, United States

Festival description
Short Films 45'<
Feature Films >46' 180'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
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Feature Length Films (narrative & documentary): run time over 45 minutes in length

Short film (narrative & documentary): run time of 45 minutes or less.

Festival start: 02 June 2018      Festival end: 10 June 2018

Film Invasion L.A. is a film festival that brings the work of great filmmakers together and injects them into the heart of Los Angeles.

Founded by industry veterans who have spent more than two decades regularly visiting the great film festivals of the world, Film Invasion L.A. looks to discover new talent and give great filmmakers an opportunity to shine.

These industry professionals have joined the Film Invasion Los Angeles board.

Mike Flanagan : Director (Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, Ouija 2)
Jonathan Stern : Producer (Children's Hospital, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later)
Shannon Makhanian : Casting Director (The Brothers Bloom, Unknown, Mysterious Skin)
Dan Mirvish : Producer/Director (co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival)
Glen Reynolds : Producer/Manager (Conversations with Other Women, Night Train)

Grand Jury Prizes

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Music Video
Best Screenplay


Feature Length Films (narrative & documentary): run time over 45 minutes in length

Short film (narrative & documentary): run time of 45 minutes or less.

Music Video: run time of 45 minutes or less.

Screenplays: no page minimum or maximum, standard format and standard title page recommended.


Film entries must be sent on DVD or via online digital submission of DVD quality or better.

Script entries must be uploaded as PDF or Final Draft files.

The director and/or producer of each project are welcome to be part of a Q&A session immediately following their screening. Cast are also welcome to participate.

Participants agree that their project and material related to their project may be used and/or published in the Film Invasion L.A. program, website and for promotional purposes related to Film Invasion L.A.

Copies of movies, scripts and promotional materials submitted to Film Invasion L.A. are not required to be returned to their owner.

If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. Film Invasion L.A. does not take responsibility for any infringement of copywritten materials.

The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmakers.

Rules are subject to change at any time without prior notice.



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