The Valley Film Festival only accepts online submissions through various portals: FilmFreeway, FestHome & ClickForFestivals.
WHAT ARE THE SUBMISSION DATES & FEES FOR THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL?
January 20 - February 28, 2017 -- $8.18 USD Entry Fee (shorts & features)
March 1 - April 30, 2017 -- $25USD (shorts & features)
May 1 - May 31, 2017 -- $50USD (shorts & features)
June 1 - June 30, 2017 -- $75USD (shorts & features)
July 1 - July 10, 2017 -- $100USD (shorts & features)
WHEN IS THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL?
The 16th Annual Valley Film Festival is tentatively scheduled for October 18-22, 2017.
WHERE IS THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL?
The 2017 Valley Film Festival will be held at the all digital Laemmle NoHo7, in the heart of NoHo, on Lankershim Blvd.
DOES THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL HAVE AN AWARDS COMPETITION?
Yes, the "Ten Degrees Hotter" award is bestowed on one short and one feature from our competitive section, as chosen by our panel of judges.
Additionally, an award is given to short films, in the non-competitive section, as chosen by the audience.
HOW MANY FILMS WILL THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM?
The Valley Film Festival's typically programs between 40-60 short and feature films each year.
WHAT TYPES/GENRES OF FILMS DOES THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL SCREEN?
The Valley Film Festival screens everything from music videos to feature length narratives, and everything in between. If you're unsure whether or not your film fits our programming, please look through our archives to see the types of films we've screened in the past.
WHAT FORMATS WILL THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL SCREEN DURING THE FESTIVAL?
Laemmle NoHo 7 has a 4K Christie projector and VFF screens films on DCP only.
IF MY FILM IS ACCEPTED INTO THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL, WILL (818)/THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL PAY FOR MY PLANE TICKET/TRAVEL/LODGING?
No. The Valley Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization struggling to stake its claim in the world of cultural grants. We rely on individual donations and the thinning bank account of our founder. Perhaps one day we will be able to compensate the travel expenses of filmmakers, but for now we can only make suggestions on where to fly into and cool, inexpensive places to stay.
IF MY FILM IS ACCEPTED INTO THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL, WILL (818)/THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL PAY FOR SHIPPING AND INSURANCE?
No. The entrant will be responsible for ALL SHIPPING FEES. The Valley Film Festival cannot be held liable for print/video materials which may be lost or damaged in the shipping to/from and during festival.
HOW WILL THE VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL KEEP ME UPDATED IN ANY CHANGES ON SUBMISSION, FESTIVAL & SCREENING DATES AS WELL AS FESTIVAL PROCEDURES?
The Valley Film Festival will communicate any changes to festival programming policy primarily through your e-mail address.
If you do not have an e-mail address, we will contact you via the telephone number provided.
If you should move, change e-mail addresses or telephone numbers, please inform us of your new information.
Additionally you can learn about new policies and general festival updates from our website.