Film Submissions

NewFilmmakers LA (NFMLA) screens monthly at South Park Center. Each month, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) presents red carpet screenings of documentary, short and feature films that have been selected from submissions from all over the world, followed by a Q&A with each films director. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.

We program a few months in advance in order to give filmmakers a chance to promote their work and plan travel. Before submitting your film, please be sure to read our Terms and Conditions.

Notification: Review times will vary, and final decision notices are typically sent within four months of submission. We send decline notifications on a rolling basis, and will contact you directly by phone or email if your film is shortlisted to go into the next round of consideration (please note: a phone call is just a next step in shortlisting and does not mean your film has been accepted. Films have only been accepted once they have been sent an Official Acceptance Notice.)

If it has been over six months since your film has been submitted and you have not received a notification, please feel free to check in with us for an update on its status. We unfortunately do not have the staff bandwidth to reply to status updates for more recently submitted films.

Status Updates: IF IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN SIX MONTHS SINCE YOUR FILM’S SUBMISSION: please email with the subject line: “Status Update Request [TITLE OF YOUR FILM] – Submitted [DATE YOU SUBMITTED] on [NAME OF PLATFORM YOU SUBMITTED THROUGH (ex. FilmFreeway/Withoutabox/Direct Form)]

Submission Form

Submit Form by Email

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).

Submission Fee Options

Paying by Check

If paying by check, please make checks payable to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

Paying by Credit Card/Paypal

If paying by credit card or paypal, please use the payment buttons below. PayPal accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card even without a PayPal account.

Submit Online

You can submit your form online instead using FilmFreeway, Festhome, or FilmFestivalLife.