HELIX COLLECTIVE'S L.A. Live Score Film Festival

Original scores performed live to indie films


By on November 29, 2016


The L.A. Live Score Film Festival is presented by Helix Collective and SAGindie featuring short films from their Film Music Connect program and from the Los Angeles Film School.

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture. Helix Collective’s 2023 season sponsors are Orange Tree Samples, BMI and ASCAP. Our concert sponsors are the Los Angeles Film School,  Sonic Fuel Studios, India Sweets & Spices, and the Academy of Scoring Arts.

Helix Collective

Los Angeles-based Helix Collective performs a high-energy, out-of-the-box mix of world, classical and rock n’ roll. The ensemble is at home in nightclubs and on the concert stage from a residency at Los Angeles’s venerable Silverlake Lounge to performances for the West Michigan and Pacific Symphonies. Helix “has a little something for everyone: those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with populist appeal” (Audiophile Audition Magazine). Called “dizzyingly virtuosic with exquisite musicianship and world-class range” by The Free Times and praised for their “beyond-the-ordinary programming,” the flexible instrumentation ensemble includes flutes, oboe/English horn, cello, piano and percussion. The group has released two critically acclaimed albums, All In and World Dance Club and has recorded scores for over 20 films. www.helixcollective.org


SAGindie promotes the working relationship between professional actors and passionate independent filmmakers. Since its formation in 1997, SAGindie has been traveling to film festivals, trade shows, and conventions spreading the word: Just because your film isn’t produced by a studio doesn’t mean you can’t use professional talent. As a free resource, SAGindie offers filmmakers clarity and kinship by guiding them through the SAG-AFTRA signatory process, making it even easier to hire professional actors, regardless of budget. SAGindie is made possible by a grant from the SAG-AFTRA Producers Industry Advancement & Cooperative Fund and is managed by the nonprofit organization Film-Raderie. Get more info at filmraderie.org. www.sagindie.org

Meet our Festival Sponsors!

Orange Tree Samples

Orange Tree Samples produces innovative sample libraries that enable musicians to achieve incredible realism with ease. Each product is designed for real-time performance and sequencing, without the tedious programming commonly required using conventional sample libraries. Orange Tree Samples attains this by combining state-of-the-art sampling techniques, proprietary physical modeling concepts, and innovative programming. orangetreesamples.com


BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly. As a global leader in music rights management, BMI serves as an advocate for the value of music, representing over 20.6 million musical works created and owned by more than 1.3 million songwriters, composers and music publishers. www.bmi.com


ASCAP is a membership association of more than 920,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day. ASCAP is home to more than 920,000 music creator members across all genres – the greatest names in music, and thousands more in the early stages of their careers. We are the only PRO in the US founded and governed by our members. www.ascap.com

The Los Angeles Film School

The Los Angeles Film School, located in the heart of Hollywood, has been serving the community and its students since 1999.  This accredited, VA-approved institution offers career-focused Bachelor of Science degrees in Digital Filmmaking, Film Production, Audio Production, Graphic Design, Entertainment Business and Animation, and Associate of Science degrees in Music Production, Audio Production and Film.  Its facilities include the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, where students have access to exceptional industry-standard equipment, labs and studios.

The school’s faculty of industry professionals have earned credits on a number of major motion pictures, video games and music recordings. Numerous alumni have received awards at film festivals worldwide, engineered multi-platinum albums, and some credits include GRAMMY® and Oscar® nominations and awards.  www.lafilm.edu

Sonic Fuel Studios

Sonic Fuel Studios is a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly tracking and mixing facility specializing in Film, Television, and Interactive Media music. The studio delivers the highest level of technology and professionalism available in a boutique environment that caters to client comfort and creativity.  Our engineers and staff all have experience in music making ranging from rock, to jazz, to musical theatre, and we love recording with passionate indie artists in addition to our expansive work in film, television, and interactive media. www.sonicfuelstudios.com

The Academy of Scoring Arts

The Academy of Scoring Arts was founded in 2009 by legendary composer, orchestrator, and arranger Ron Jones.What began in 2009 as an informal study of classic scores among Ron’s friends and peers turned into the Ravel Orchestration Study, and then the non-profit Academy of Scoring Arts. The ASA has since grown to encompass multiple studies, professional studies, and meet-ups to help professionals network with each other. scoringarts.com

India Sweets & Spices

India Sweets & Spices began in Culver City, CA in 1984 with a pioneering concept to provide food and grocery in a single brick-and-mortar location. Founded by Kumar Jawa, the name would grow in recognition for its innovative concept, expansion of locations, and community focus including an annual free food event where anyone and everyone can enjoy a vegetarian and vegan meal at no cost. Jawa is also a founding member of the India Association of Los Angeles which hosts the India Independence Day celebration every year in the San Fernando Valley.

Today, India Sweets & Spices and the Jawa family continues to proudly serve the public from the India Sweets & Spices locations in the Atwater Village neighborhood near Griffith Park and in the Park La Brea neighborhood near LACMA. indiasweetsandspices.us