Lumiére Standalone Film Festival & Awards (3)


01 Jun 2024
Call for entries

30 Jun 2024
Early deadline

31 Jul 2024
Standard deadline

20 Aug 2024
Late deadline

03 Sep 2024
Extended deadline


15 Sep 2024
Notification date

30 Oct 2024
03 Nov 2024


710 E Commercial Street,  90012, Los Angeles, California, United States

Festival description
Short film festival >14' 59'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >14' 59'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
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Festival start: 30 October 2024      Festival end: 03 November 2024

Ashok Khullar and Kumaar Aadarsh, founder and President, welcome you to the UVT Standalone Film Festival & Awards (UVTsffa). This is a unique kind of film festival for independent filmmakers/content creators where there are no barriers to borders, languages, genres, etc. Based in California, USA, this festival is having an online Award Nomination Festival, live screenings, and Standalone Award Show in Los Angeles.

SFFA is consolidating filmmakers around the world for a wonderful presentation of cinematography and the unveiling of new talents. A committee comprising members from the film industry preview submitted films and select good works of motion pictures for the Award Nomination Festival.

The selected films participate in The Awards nomination Festival which is held for 4 months between Dec-March.

Films screen through this secure server screener where visitors and guests from around the world can witness and vote for the film. On the basis of viewers' choice and votes, films nominated for 42 categories of Awards which screen live in Hollywood and to honor filmmakers, actors, technicians at The UVT Standalone Awards Show in Los Angeles on the Last day of live screenings.

Theatre venue is in the heart of Hollywood. We will screen all nominated films here as well as look forward to create year-round screening, filmmaking, and writing opportunities and to that end we are launching new festivals as part of the UVT Standalone Film Festival & Awards.

UVT SFFA Submissions are for feature narratives, Short films, Shows, Series, documentaries, and animation as even experimental films and music videos.

Standalone Best Film (Narrative)
Standalone Best Director (Narrative)
Standalone Best writer (Narrative)
Standalone Best Actor - Male (Narrative)
Standalone Best Actor - Female (Narrative)
Standalone Best Cinematographer (Narrative)

Standalone Best Film (Short)
Standalone Best Director (Short)
Standalone Best Actor - Male (Short)
Standalone Best Actor - Female (Short)
Standalone Best Writer (Short)
Standalone Best Cinematographer (Short)

Standalone Best Cinematography IN A MINI FILM
Standalone Best Writer IN A MINI FILM
Standalone Best Director IN A MINI FILM
Standalone Best Actress IN A MINI FILM
Standalone Best Actor IN A MINI FILM
Standalone Best MINI Film

Standalone Best Film (Documentary)
Standalone Best Director (Documentary)
Standalone Best Cinematographer (Documentary)

Standalone Best Show (Series)
Standalone Best Director (Series)
Standalone Best Actor - Male (Series)
Standalone Best Actor - Female (Series)
Standalone Best Writer (Series)
Standalone Best Cinematographer (Series)

Standalone Best Film (Student)
Standalone Best Director (Student)

Standalone Best Film (Animation)
Standalone Best Song (Music Video)
Standalone Best Mature Film (+18)
Standalone Best Mature Film (+16)


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Films that have been produced not before 2019
The film must be more than 60 minutes long.
Films that have been released or not been released.
Every film submitted in the STANDALONE FILM FEST will be screened through a Virtual online secure screener during the Award Nomination festival. Any beneficiary, producer, or authorized representative submitting the feature film commits to honoring this clause.


Films that have been produced not before 2019
The film must be less than 60 minutes long.
Films that have been released or not been released.
Every film submitted in the STANDALONE FILM FEST will be screened through a Virtual online secure screener during the Award Nomination festival. Any beneficiary, producer, or authorized representative submitting the feature film commits to honoring this clause.


Films that have been directed by a student within his / her school curriculum
The film must be more than 10 minutes long.
Films that have not been presented at major film festivals except festivals of their country of origin.
Every film submitted in the SFFA will be screened through a Virtual online secure screener during the Award Nomination festival. Any beneficiary, producer, or authorized representative submitting the feature film commits to honoring this clause.

Documentaries/Shows that have been made not before 2019
The documentary must be of more than 5 minutes long.
The Shows/Series must be of more than 15 minutes per episode.
Documentary or Shows or series that have been released or not been released.
Every film submitted in the STANDALONE FILM FESTIVAL & AWARDS will be screened through a Virtual online secure screener during the Award Nomination festival. Any beneficiary, producer, or authorized representative submitting the feature film commits to honoring this clause.
Irrespective of the equipment used for shooting the film, the material of the film should be in the following format:
1. Feature Content (Movies/Series) *
Accepted Media Formats: MPEG 4 / QuickTime (ProRes) with embedded audio in .mp3 or .wav format Video: Resolution 1920×1080 and above (use codec H.264 for .MOV / .MP4)

2. Content Subtitles
Preferred: Media Formats: VTT or.SRT with Timecodes
Also, accept English Subtitles burnt on the video

3. Trailer – Same as feature content

4. Poster Image with Title *
Portrait Image in 1080 x 1920 (width x height) pixels

5. Banner Image *
Landscape image in 1920 x 1080 (width x height) pixels

NOTE: A Dropbox Link will be provided after the submission of the online form. Upload all the materials in the checklist above to the Dropbox link. (Max 50 GB can be uploaded at once.)

The Selection Committee will accept films:

Without subtitle, if the original language is English
WITH English subtitle for all other original languages
Terms & Conditions:
Read the terms conditions of the Standalone Stream Digital Agreement for virtual screening and post-award monetization.
All submissions grant SFFA, and its sponsors the full and free right and permission to use the film at any stage ( Submission / Selection / Nomination) for broadcast, duplication, and advertising in association with SFFA, for the purpose of viewing on Standalone Film Festival, television, in theatres, on the internet, on the SFFA website, on sponsors’ websites, podcasting and/or for archival purposes and for any other valid, lawful purpose in any and all media now known or hereafter developed or devised, worldwide and in perpetuity. The submitter may opt-out from any future use after the Award Show, by providing a thirty-day written notice after the final date of the festival, that the ENTRY may no longer be used. A copy of ENTRY may still be kept for archival purposes.

This contract shall be deemed to be entered into in Los Angeles County, California, and shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements entered into and carried out entirely within California. The submitter agrees that any and all disputes or controversies arising under this contract or any of its terms shall be resolved under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, through its Los Angeles, California office; provided, however, that the submitter agrees that his remedies for any breach of this contract by the SFFA, its officers, agencies, employees, and sponsors will be limited to damages to an action at law to recover and in no event will he/she be entitled to rescind or terminate this agreement or to seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
The Submitter grants the exhibition rights of the Entry film to SFFA for the LIVE SFFA Festivals in theatres across the world. In exchange for release theatres, the submitter accepts that there is no promise of payment, in any form of money or for likeness, image, biography, recording, equipment, or for any other contribution by SFFA on this submission.
The submitter is authorized to sign and give consent for everyone (including but not limited to performers, writers, directors, technical crew, distributors) who contributed to all ENTRY(IES) and all materials submitted with this application to the SFFA.

Rules and Regulations
The SFFA is organized by UV TALKIES & United Media Works with the collaboration of STANDALONE AWARDS
Article 1

The aim of the Festival and Award is to reveal and highlight the importance of the film shown at the SFFA, whose qualities emphasize the need to encourage the directors or the makers.

Article 2

By feature film for virtual theatrical screening (whatever the format; fiction, documentary, or animation) of 60 minutes or more in length, and not released theatrically. A director who has previously made a student thesis film or a TV film can compete for the "STANDALONE AWARDS” with his/her first feature film.

Article 3

The films (as defined in Article 2) which can compete for SFFA are those shown in the Official Selection (Competition, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard) or in one of the Parallel Sections, “The Critics’ Week” or “The Directors’ Fortnight”.

Article 4

The winner of the STANDALONE Award will be decided by a Jury of 6 members:
– one president
– one director (from the Society of Hollywood Directors)
– one director of photography (from the US Cinematographers),
– one film critic (from the American Film Critics),
– one industry professional or an International film buff,
– one representative of the Cinema and Audiovisual Industries.
No person implicated in any way with any of the films competing for «STANDALONE FILM FESTIVAL & AWARDS» may be a Jury member.

Article 5

The Jury votes independently and under its own responsibility, without any consent from SFFA or the other organizers.

Article 6

The Jury can only vote for one winner of each section of the STANDALONE AWARDS. The President of the Jury will vote to settle any tie-breaking issues.

Article 8

The producer and director of the winning film, agree to use the logo of SFFA in all advertising.

Article 9

The Chairman of the SFFA has the power to settle all cases not covered by the present rules. His decision is final in any dispute that may arise out of these rules and the organization of the STANDALONE AWARDS.

Article 10

The rules are printed in English.

Article 11

Participation in the STANDALONE AWARDS competition implies full and complete acceptance of all the aforementioned regulations.

Article 12
The Founder Mr. Kumaar Aadarsh who is the Chairman of the festival is the permanent authority of the festival who cannot be removed in the lifetime of the festival, he reserves all the power to remove or add any submission, officials, or partners.



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