The Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival (LACFF) aims to uncover and promote excellent Chinese language and Chinese culture-focused films, and to foster cultural exchange through screenings and other activities.
With this mission in mind, the programming committee is dedicated to finding high-quality original films from all over the world, with an emphasis on work produced by the Chinese language-speaking/heritage community. Films with cast or crew from these groups, or featuring the culture of these groups in a meaningful way, are eligible for festival submissions. LACFF extends a special welcome to newcomers and independent filmmakers, and serves as a platform for independent Chinese cinema.
The inaugural Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival took place in Los Angeles in 2017 at the Downtown Independent. The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival has stopped accepting submissions and will be announcing the finalists in October 2018.
The LACFF is organized by Chinese in Entertainment (CIE), a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that supports Chinese talent and culture in entertainment and the arts.