The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture. The 2017 festival on Friday, May 12th at 6:30pm at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre is presented in collaboration with Helix Collective, the Academy of Scoring Arts, and the New York Film Academy. Our 2017 festival sponsors are Megatrax, the Women in Film International Committee, and India Sweets & Spices.
Participating short films are selected by nomination of our festival partners and our independent judging panel. Selected film composers are paired with a winning filmmaker to create an original score for the festival. The film will be screened with the score performed live by the renowned performance and recording ensemble, Helix Collective. The screening will include an interview with the filmmakers and composers with host Brian Ralston, co-host of the SCOREcast podcast. Awards for Best Picture and Best Musical Score will be presented at the close of the festival.
Now in it’s fourth year, LALSFF’s goal is to highlight the role of collaboration between composers and filmmakers. Acting like a talent agent, the festival brings experts in the two disciplines together. At the screenings, filmmakers and composers hear and see the work of new colleagues, meet new collaborators, and establish working relationships with each other. Additionally, Helix Collective proves that it is possible to get talented experienced film musicians to play and record for independent films on an accommodating budget!