THE TIME HAS COME

VIEW THIS YEAR'S WINNERS & FINALISTS

All of the LAIFF winners and finalists are published below! Go take a look at the incredible films we had the honor of featuring in the 2021 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. With that, the film directors are listed as well. Keep an eye out for these immensely talented creators in the movie-making world.

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EXPLORE THE FILM FESTIVAL NETWORK

The Film Festival Network is actively creating more and more opportunity for filmmakers to grow, learn, develop and succeed. Beyond LAIFF, explore Film Festival Network's amazing opportunities. From professional filmmaker interviews, reviews, and other tools, to varying genre-based festival and competition opportunities.

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NETWORK WITH OTHERS

Visit the official Film Festival Network Filmmakers' forum and introduce yourself / network with other industry folks. Tell them what you're all about, share some contact info and connect! The networking element of our community continues to be one of the most crucial and valuable. There's a lot of talent scrolling through this site overtime, so don't miss out!

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THE TIME HAS COME

THE LAIFF 2021 CATALOG HAS ARRIVED

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THE FILM INDUSTRY


The film industry is absolutely crazy right now! 2020 was certainly a strange time to be a filmmaker. Though for some, it spiraled into an absolute astonishment of creativity. A portion of LAIFF’s 2021 films were made amidst the pandemic and that’s amazing. Of course, this whole situation has been devastating for many. But when we’re able to see creativity thrive among folks in our world, it makes us incredibly inspired. We’ve been working each and every day to make sure this festival  and this overall film network is everything it can be and more. Hopefully you all get a ton of value and entertainment out of this catalog, as that is our goal overall.

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Be sure to utilize our resources and get the most out of this! We want our catalog to bring light to these incredible films, as well as bring value to all the filmmakers involved and beyond. We’re continuing to add resources across The Film Festival Network, in hope of making it the best resource it can possibly be for our filmmakers and other filmmakers out in the world. We hope you enjoy!

THIS YEAR'S OFFICIAL WINNERS


FILM OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

JUNGLE IS MY GARDEN | DIRECTED BY ENRICO ALEXANDER GIORDANO

BEST NEW MEDIA

NOC - NON-OFFICIAL COVER | DIRECTED BY IAN VOGLESONG

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

MY DAD MARIE | DIRECTED BY MAJ JUKIC

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM

JUNGLE IS MY GARDEN | DIRECTED BY ENRICO ALEXANDER GIORDANO

BEST MICRO SHORT FILM

IT FELT GOOD | DIRECTED BY WILLIAM NICOL

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

TOUCH | DIRECTED BY KURISU LEE

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

SAIGON SENTINAL | DIRECTED BY CHRIS NOLTEKUHLMANN

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR - THE STORY OF CHRISTIAN RILER GARCIA | DIRECTED BY BRANDON SMITH

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Get yourself the official physical catalog for this year’s Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. The booklet is a high quality zine, filled with articles, information, our filmmakers, this year’s official selections, finalists and category winners. It’ll also feature collections of our favorite stills from this years festival. Order yours today!

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THIS YEAR'S OFFICIAL FINALISTS


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FILMMAKER RESOURCE

TAKE A LOOK AT CINEMONIC'S 2021 GEAR GRAB

Go visit Cinemonic's resource on 2021 filmmaking tools & accessories to step up your work this year!


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NETWORKING


Connect with other filmmakers, directors, writers, producers, etc. Head over and introduce yourself and what you're all about. The industry connections you make are crucial in growing your film career.

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HOW WELL DO YOU UNDERSTAND WEALTH DEVELOPMENT AS A FILMMAKER?

OUR PARTNERS AT CINEMONIC HAVE AN INCREDIBLY INFORMATIVE BREAKDOWN FOR FILMMAKERS TO START UNDERSTANDING FILM-BASED WEALTH DEVELOPMENT, CASHFLOW AND ASSETS. START TAKING YOUR CAREER MORE SERIOSULY AND GO GIVE THIS INFORMATION A READING.

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LAIFF FILM REVIEWS


The Film Festival Network has published reviews for some LAIFF official selections this year in their outlet. Take a look at these outstanding pieces!

GET YOUR FILM REVIEWED!

ARE YOU EDITING AT HOME THIS YEAR? PRE-PRODUCTION? DISTRIBUTION? THEN YOU BETTER BE WORKING AS PRODUCTIVELY AS POSSIBLE

GO LEARN ABOUT THE “GET SH*T DONE SYSTEM” AND HOW YOU CAN IMPLEMENT IT INTO YOUR LIFE TO MASTER YOUR AT-HOME PRODUCTIVITY WORKFLOW.

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