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The 8th annual DTLA Film Fest is coming Sept. 21-28, 2016 at L.A. LIVE! Soon, we’ll announce the official programming line-up. But in the meantime, you’re invited to participate in our exclusive DTLA Film Fest Trailer Contest.

DTLA Film Fest has teamed up with for this contest open only to those filmmakers, like you, who have submitted a film to our 2016 festival via Withoutabox or FilmFreeway.

Both winners and the three runners-up in each category will be featured on our website for 9 months!

It’s easy to enter. Just submit the trailer that you’ve already created for your film (or, a new one if you prefer). Winners will be selected in two categories: Audience Favorite Prize and Special Jury Prize.

How to come in first for the Audience Favorite Prize? It’s all about creating a great trailer and then generating buzz! Click on FAQs/What is Buzz to see how to get your video the most Buzz. Engage your personal network to view, share, like and follow each day. tracks activity on its own website as well as activity on other social networks once the video is directly shared.

Our Special Jury Prize will be decided by a distinguished panel of filmmakers:

• Charles Burnett (“Killer of Sheep,” “To Sleep With Anger”)

• Steve Oedekerk (“Ace Ventura,” "The Nutty Professor”)

• Louie Psihoyus (“The Cove,” “Racing Extinction”)

• Stephen Cambell (“The Walking Dead,” “Last Man Standing”)


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    Special Jury Prize

    Prize: Film Deal + Feature
    A theatrical and video-on-demand distribution deal for your film with and feature on the Downtown LA Film Festival website f ... [more]
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    Audience Favorite Prize

    Prize: Feature
    The winner will receive a free DCP conversion for their next short or feature film and get featured on the Downtown LA Film Festival website ... [more]


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