Submit to LACFF




The 2018 Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival

Is now open for submissions!


To submit your film, please sign up with the application form below and review the competition Rules and Regulations before submitting.  If you have any questions, please contact the programming committee. By completing the application, the applicant agrees to the terms and conditions of the festival.  The 2nd edition of the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival will take place in Los Angeles from November 1st-4th,  2018.

submission Deadlines and fees 

The call for entries begins on June 1st, 2018.

  • Early Bird Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2018 (Short: $15 or 100 CNY, Feature: $25 or 160 CNY)
  • Regular Submission Deadline: July 31, 2018 (Short: $25 or 160 CNY, Feature: $35 or 225 CNY)
  • FilmFreeway Deadline: July 20th, 2018 (Short: $25 or 160 CNY, Feature: $35 or 225 CNY)
  • Finalists Announced:  September 1st, 2018
  • Winners Announced: November 5th, 2018

Note: All materials must be received by the regular submission deadline above. All dates are based on the Pacific Time Zone on the West Coast of the United States.

HOw to submit

There are two ways you can submit your film to the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival.

Option 1: Applicants can fill out the registration form directly on the official website of the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival, pay the registration fee, and then send the video, additional documents, and the registration fee receipt  by mail or e-mail.

Option 2: Applicants can fill in the registration form through FilmFreeway or Click for Festivals, two third-party online platforms, pay the registration fees, and directly upload videos and additional materials.



This process is for Option 1 only - if you chose Option 2, and decide to apply using FilmFreeway or Click for Festivals, you do not need to resubmit your work again through the official festival website.

Step 1:  Carefully read the Rules and Regulations of the festival. If you have any questions, please contact the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival's programming committee at By completing the registration process and sending the application, applicants implicitly agree with the Terms and Conditions of the festival.

Step 2:  Fill in and submit the registration form online, and attach the encrypted link of the complete video in the registration form (such as Vimeo, YouTube,, etc.). If for some reason you are unable to submit the registration form or video link online due to technical reasons, please inform the programming committee by emailing

Step 3:  Pay the registration fee online in order to successfully submit your application. Please note that once the registration fee is submitted, it cannot be refunded.

Step 4:  Send the following information to the festival's Organizing Committee by emailing

  • Confirmation of your registration fee payment  (screenshots are accepted)
  • HD movie stills of the submitted film (no more than three)
  • Movie Poster (optional)

*Your email's subject line should read "[Name of film] by [Name of Director] LACFF Submission Materials.

By clicking submit you agree to LACFF's Terms and Conditions.

Please specify the international country code
Please enter your most commonly used social media accounts, such as Weibo, Wechat, or Facebook.
If in Chinese, please enter the name of the film in both English and Chinese
Please enter the name in both English and Chinese if possible.
If the film is in Chinese, please enter the synopsis of the film in both English and Chinese.
Eligibility Requirements *
To qualify, your film must meet one or more of the following conditions. Please select all that apply to your film:
Film Language *
Please select the languages that apply to your film
English Subtitles *
Does your film already have English subtitles?
How many minutes does the film last?
Premiere *
Please enter the password necessary to access the link; if a password is not needed, please enter N/A
Optional, but encouraged.
Do you authorize the committee to use clips from your submitted film (no more than 2 minutes) and related information (including screenshots, posters, stills, abstract, trailers, etc.) on the festival's official website, radio, television, print media, social media, and other forms of media used to promote the festival, in addition to authorizing the programming committee to screen the film at least one time in the Los Angeles, CA metro area?
If our partners, other film festivals, production companies, or distribution companies are interested in your work, do you authorize LACFF to share your work with related companies and institutions? Your answers will not affect the results of the competition.