Now accepting film submissions for the 2015 Festival.
Click below to submit via Withoutabox.

Submission Information

  • LAJFF is open to all U.S. and international entries.
  • English language or English subtitles only.
  • All submissions must have a completed entry form, non-refundable entry fee and 2 DVD screeners, or you can email us an online link to watch the film at info@lajfilmfest.org, with the name of the film in English and submission # clearly marked in the subject line.
  • Submission does not guarantee exhibition in the Festival.
  • Entrants will be notified approximately four-six weeks prior to the Festival.
  • DO NOT submit DVDs with stickers or labels attached.

Deadlines and Fees

Deadline Standard Fee Discounted  Fee
November 28, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
45.00 40.00
December 18, 2014
Regular Deadline
50.00 45.00
January 2, 2015
Late Deadline
60.00 55.00
January 10, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
75.00 60.00
HS Students (same deadlines)
fees waived (ages 13-19 only)

Please note: These fees apply to most submissions – student films and shorts have different fees. Please click the submission button above for all of the information, and to submit your film.

Notification Date
Approximately April 3, 2015


Submission Guidelines

We only accept Jewish-themed films.
Films should be LA premieres.

To be considered for exhibition, submissions must have relevance to Jewish themes, issues, history, heritage, culture, perspectives of Israel, have Jewish character(s) or to the mission of LAJFF.

The purpose of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) is to highlight the diversity of the Jewish experience through film. With a focus on Jewish identity, this festival will inform and inspire its audience. By featuring films that deal with Jewish issues, traditions, challenges and characters the Festival will deepen Jewish values and encourage new dialogue within the greater Los Angeles community. The Festival will showcase an international selection of contemporary features, documentaries, shorts and animated films.

Just because you are a Jewish filmmaker or actor, does not necessarily mean that your film is “Jewish.”

We only accept films for the following categories:

Narrative Feature
Narrative films with Jewish themes or characters including identity, memoir, spirituality, culture, history, humor and more. We are seeking films that are appropriate for kids/families as well as content for mature audiences.
Films should be made after 2012.

Narrative Short
Short films on Jewish themes and characters including, identity, memoir, spirituality, culture, history, Israel, humor and more. We are seeking films that are appropriate for kids/families as well as content for mature audiences. Films after year 2012 please.

Documentary Feature
Feature-length documentary films on Jewish themes or characters including identity, memoir, Holocaust or history, spirituality, culture, Israel, etc. Seeking films appropriate for kids/families as well as content for mature audiences. Films after year 2012 please.

Documentary Short
Short form documentary films on Jewish themes or characters including identity, memoir, Holocaust or history, spirituality, culture, Israel, etc. Seeking films appropriate for kids/families as well as content for mature audiences. Films after year 2012 please.

Animated
Short animated films on Jewish themes including, identity, memoir, religion, spirituality, culture, history, Israel, humor, and more. We are interested in the animated short film as a medium of personal expression, social commentary, and cultural evolution as well as a medium for narrative storytelling. Films for kids/families as well as content for more mature audiences.

Filmmakers may submit all of their Jewish films with one entry fee – just be sure to put a note in the envelope indicating that there is more than one film to review.

Please, NO REPEAT SUBMISSIONS of the same film from a prior year.

NOTE: WE DO NOT PAY EXHIBITION FEES.