NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) California Shorts Program Submissions 2019

August 24th, 2019
South Park Center | Downtown Los Angeles
In Partnership with The California Film Commission and Film Liaisons in California Statewide




Have an Indie Film Starring A California Location to Show to Audiences in LA?
Submit to NewFilmmakers LA!
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) has established itself as a strong gathering place for independent cinema, screening 2500+ films from over 75 countries.

The monthly festival provides a forum where independent and emerging filmmakers can be recognized for their accomplishments, gain exposure to new audiences, and connect with industry professionals for insight. NFMLA boasts over 120,000 indie film supporters in the Los Angeles community!

NFMLA has built relationships and alliances with CAA, WME, ICM, Variety Magazine, DreamWorks, HFPA, ShortsHD, FOX Studios, Disney, AMPAS, Sony Pictures, Netflix, SAG-AFTRA, KTLA and more to benefit the filmmakers who are selected as part of the festival.

In August 2019, NFMLA will be partnering with California Film Commission (CFC) and Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) to spotlight California on the big screen.

Please fill out the submission form here. Be prepared to provide a private, password protected online screener link that will not expire (via Vimeo, etc) as well as proof of submission fee payment (via PayPal transaction code). You can make the submission payment ($40USD) here.



1. Films must be filmed primarily in California and feature a California location recognizably.
2. Films must have completed post-production on or after 1/1/18.
3. Films must be a Los Angeles premiere.
4. Films may have run-times up to 40 minutes max.
5. Films must not be available for public viewing online.

Submissions deadline for consideration in the NFMLA California Shorts Program is May 24th, 2019. Submissions made after that time will be considered for future NFMLA Monthly Film Festival programs.