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Join us for a groundbreaking festival

Come play at the first live Audience Awards Film Festival

It’s not the norm to play up a film festival as your first, but Audience Awards isn’t the norm and this isn’t your normal film festival. With an online community of over 150,000 filmmakers and film lovers, AudFest is our filmmaker family reunion! We’ve known many of you for years online and now we get to meet face-to-face. We’ve planned some amazing things for you in preparation.

With a focus on innovation and diversity in short-form filmmaking, this four-day fest hosts panels and workshops with the top tier in this industry on branded content, Super 8 film, festival strategy, social impact of filmmaking and more. Jacques Thelemaque, president of Filmmakers Alliance; filmmaker and musician Paz Lenchantin of Pixes; Effie T. Brown of Dear White People; and award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner will all be honored for their pioneering work in film. Attendees will have access to representatives from Women In Film, SAG-AFTRA, SAGIndie, Paramount, Filmmakers Alliance and VICE, to name a very few.

Your days at AudFest will be filled with invaluable industry panels and workshops, your nights filled with screenings, networking parties and awards ceremonies. AudFest is the capstone of 365 days full of stellar filmmaking and an opportunity for us to provide opportunity and exposure to our filmmaker family. We can’t WAIT to see you there!

AudFest’s award-winning films

Over 100 shorts will screen at our first film festival.

Online Festivals Screening at AudFest
  • 2017 Women's Film Challenge
  • 2016 Dramatic Shorts
  • 2016 Love Shorts
  • 2016 Live Action Shorts
  • 2016 Wild & Green Shorts
  • 2016 Music Shorts
  • 2016 Animation Shorts
  • 2016 Adventure Shorts
  • 2016 Project Earth Doc Challenge
  • 2016 Fusion Doc Challenge
  • 2016 Comedy Shorts
  • 2016 Horror Shorts
  • 2016 Social/Political Shorts

Get There and Do Stuff

We'll help you get started.

How to Get In

All-Access passes to Audfest cost $59. Not interested in having ALL the fun? Day-of tickets will be sold at screening venues for $8.00 general and $5.00 student. You can buy tickets to Laemmle screenings now.

You must be a member of Audience Awards to purchase advance passes online, so please login or register.

Purchase AudFest Passes

Where to Stay

We’re not saying the North Hollywood Holiday Inn Express is the only game in town, but we are saying if you’re there, you’ll be within walking distance from every other AudFest event venue.

Reserve a Hotel Room

What to Do

The many ways Audience Awards is bringing Indie to the Industry: tours, panels, workshops, parties. Four days of opportunity and fun.

See the Schedule

For more information

Lynn-Wood Fields
Audience Awards Producer

Where it’s all happening

Join us in North Hollywood

El Portal Theatre
El Portal Theatre

5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Laemmle's NoHo 7
Laemmle's NoHo 7

5240 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

The Federal Bar
The Federal Bar

5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

The Art Institute of California - Hollywood
The Art Institute of California - Hollywood

5250 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood
Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood

11350 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

AudFest is brought to you by

Montana Film Office