Submit Your Film

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is excited to announce that submissions for the 2017 festival, which will be held April 5 – 9, 2017, are officially open.

To submit your film, please visit our page on either Submit with Withoutabox or Submit with FilmFreeWay

Be sure to read the submission rules prior to submitting your film.

Early Bird Deadline – November 25, 2016
Shorts and Documentaries below 40 minutes: $35
Features and Documentaries above 40 minutes: $50

Final Deadline – January 9, 2017
Shorts and Documentaries below 40 minutes: $50
Features and Documentaries above 40 minutes: $65

Submission fees are discounted by $5 if paying through a filmmaker package with Withoutabox. See their website for more details. Additional discount for student films available on both Withoutabox and FilmFreeway. Please read rules carefully for requirements to qualify for the student discount.

Films received after the final deadline will not be accepted.

All films must be officially submitted through Withoutabox or FilmFreeway via the links provided below. Our preference is for online screeners, though if physical DVDs are sent, we require two (2) copies sent to:
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Attn: Submissions
5225 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 417
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

Submission DVDs must be labeled with the Withoutabox or FilmFreeway tracking number, film title, running time, format (PAL or NTSC), and contact information on the DVD label. Submission DVDs will not be returned.

All filmmakers will be notified via email by February 24, 2017.

For any programming questions, please contact IFFLA Programming Coordinator, Brenna Galvin.

We look forward to receiving your entry!