Big Apple Film Festival (LOS ANGELES EDITION), takes place at the world famous Landmark Cinemas in the heart of LA.

BAFF, named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top “25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee,” top “25 Coolest Film Festivals,”, CBS New York’s “Best Film Festivals in New York…,” and FilmFreeway’s “Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals”, is dedicated to showcasing, highlighting and promoting the highest quality films from the Los Angeles independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world.

The festival offers a variety of film screenings and special LA film premieres, as well as a screenplay competition.

ALUMNI FILMS include filmmakers and cast that are Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees, SAG Award winners and nominees, as well as films released by HBO, Showtime, IFC, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and more.


  • Indiewire
  • The New York Times
  • MovieMaker Magazine (Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals and Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee)
  • CBS New York (Best Film Festivals in New York…)
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • BuzzFeed
  • PIX News
  • New York 1
  • AM New York and more.


Winners in each of the Screenplay Competition categories will:
Be announced and promoted through VARIETY, one of the industry’s leading trade publications, subscribed to leading producers, production companies and studios, including Universal, Fox, Warner Brothers and more.

Screenplay competition winners will receive the opportunity to pitch their script to production companies, agents and other industry representatives through Virtual PitchFest, including NBC Universal, Warner Bros., UTA, The Gersh Agency, and many more.

Feature length screenplay winners will also receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, and many more.

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