Dances With Films Open for Submissions

The Dances With Films Film Festival opens its gates for submissions! An exciting Year 10 builds its momentum as the truest discovery festival in Los Angeles. Named by the Hollywood Reporter as “the defiant fest of raw talent,” DWF has showcased more than 800 up and coming filmmakers, their casts and crews. Alumni include great talents such as Will Schaeffer andMark Olsen (2004), creators of HBO’s Big Love series, Dan Harris (1999), writer of X2, Superman Returns; Kathryn Morris (1999), lead actor of CBS’s Cold Case to give a few examples. 

The fest is dedicated to finding films the Hollywood industry has not seen and giving them much needed exposure, publicity and opportunity. All films submitted cannot have any known directors, actors, producers, writers, or monies from known sources (i.e. “Imagine”). However we do allow working actors, so if you are not sure just give us a call or email to find out.

For submission information, downloadable application forms and all the rest, visit

If you want to be a part of the film festival known as the “Best Discovery Festival” – Chris Gore, Ultimate Film Festival Guide and known for its “bullish integrity has made DWF a valuable presence of the festival scene six years running” – LA WEEKLY, you need to submit.

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