The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture. The 2018 festival on Saturday, July 21st at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre was presented by Helix Collective in collaboration with the Academy of Scoring Arts. Films for the 2018 festival were curated by the faculty at the New York Film Academy – Los Angeles, the L.A. Film School and Columbia College, Hollywood. The 2018 festival was sponsored by Orange Tree Samples, Sonic Fuel Studios, White Bear PR, ASCAP and the Alliance for Women Film Composers.
Selected film composers are paired with a winning filmmaker to create an original score for the festival. The film is screened with the score performed live by the renowned performance and recording ensemble, Helix Collective. The screening includes 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 are presented at the close of the festival.
Now in it’s fifth season, 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 a budget!