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 from November 17th-19th, 2017 at the Downtown Independent. The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival will start accepting submissions on June 1, 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.