Early Bird Deadline

January 29, 2023 - $25

Regular Deadline

February 26, 2023 - $30

Late Deadline

March 26, 2023 - $35

Extended Deadline

April 23, 2023 - $40

Notification Date

June 25, 2023

Event Date

August 18 - 20, 2023

SUBMISSIONS OPEN DECEMBER 1, 2022!

ABOUT

The Playhouse West Film Festival screens films which involve their current or former members. All films must either have a Playhouse West member in a leading or primary supporting acting role, or as the director, writer or producer.

 

The annual Playhouse West film festival is a three day event at the historic El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, CA, showcasing the filmmaking and acting talents of the Playhouse West students, both former and current. As a Meisner-based acting school (Sanford Meisner taught there late in his teacher career), Playhouse West is the only acting school which not only inspires its acting students to take control of their careers by making their own projects, it hosts a top notch festival where they can show off their work.

The Playhouse West Film Festival is sponsored by the Playhouse West Arts Foundation, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, education and development of motion picture and theater artists of independent vision, and to the exhibition of their work. By sponsoring programs such as the Playhouse West Film Festival, we can also educate the public about the art of filmmaking, and introduce them to the work of aspiring new film artists of the future.

The Playhouse West Film Festival is well-known as one of the most positive, filmmaker-friendly festivals in the country. Each year we hear more and more from filmmakers that our festival has been their favorite. From our well organized, run-on-time format, to our unique Q&A’s after each screening block, giving filmmakers a platform to discuss their films at length with our audience, we take great pride in making our festival a fantastic experience for filmmakers.

As an institution, Playhouse West leads the way in encouraging young filmmakers.  Playhouse West members from Los Angeles, Philadelphia produce over 250 films per year, many which go one to be accepted and win awards at film festivals around the country and world.

LOCATION

EL PORTAL THEATER
5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

PARKING

Parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Please be mindful of street signs dictating time restrictions.

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