Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

Original scores performed live to indie films


By on November 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival is presented by Helix Collective in collaboration with 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.net

Academy of Scoring Arts

The mission of the Academy of Scoring Arts is to advance the creative and technical process of scoring visual media by bringing together composers, filmmakers, audio engineers, and musicians to share knowledge through the production of educational programs and community events. The Academy of Scoring Arts was founded in 2009 by legendary composer, orchestrator, and arranger Ron Jones. With over three decades of experience and two Emmy nominations under his belt, Jones has always looked for ways to express himself both musically and creatively. His accomplishments include scoring many of TV’s most popular shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Disney’s Duck Tales and two hit animated series for Fox, Family Guy and American Dad. His theme for Nickelodeon’s Fairly Odd Parents was the most played song on broadcast TV world-wide for three years.

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. www.academyofscoringarts.org

We’d like to thank our 2018 Signature Sponsor – Orange Tree Samples!

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


We’d like to thank our 2017 sponsors!


Over the past 25 years, Megatrax has established itself as the independent leader in the production industry music. Our success has come through this independent spirit…we were founded by composers and are still run by composers. Our independence allows us the flexibility to provide greater attention to music quality and unparalleled customer service. With 15 catalogs and over 100,000 tracks in all genres and styles, Megatrax has been featured in thousands of TV promos, trailers, movies and commercials all around the world. We are truly the Sound of Entertainment ®.  www.megatrax.com


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of composers, songwriters and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 600,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter/Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook /ascap.

UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension has a 100-year history of engaging the power of education to transform lives, businesses, and communities worldwide. With over 5,000 open enrollment courses and more than 180 certificate programs, we provide exceptional learning experiences to help you advance your career or explore a passion. Weekend, evening, and online courses are convenient for working adults.

Our location in the creative capital of the world and the heart of entertainment industry means that we are uniquely positioned to help students go from big idea to big screen and from passion to pro. We offer top-caliber programs in film scoring, music production, producing, directing, and more that help you gain dynamic professional training in the art and business of entertainment. Learn from instructors who are leaders in film, television, and music; understand the business with the perspective of an insider; and gain valuable industry connections. Learn more at uclaextension.edu.

Women in Film International Committee

Women In Film International (WIFI) Committee is a programming committee which fosters interactive cultural bonds with other countries creating opportunities for professionals – especially women – throughout the world to share their voices. We explore the expression of multicultural viewpoints that serve to broaden and deepen the art of telling stories through diverse programming and outreach. Membership in the WIFI Committee helps develop personal and professional relationships to support and provide access to the global entertainment and media marketplace. Networking doesn’t stop at our borders.

Women In Film is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, encouraging creative projects by women, and expanding and enhancing portrayals of women in all forms of global media. Given that women comprise fifty percent of the population, WIF’s ultimate goal is to see the same gender parity reflected on and off screen. Founded in 1973, WIF focuses on advocacy and education, provides scholarships, grants and film finishing funds and works to preserve the legacies of all women working in the entertainment community. For more information visit www.wif.org.

India Sweets & Spices will be catering the festival reception!

For nearly thirty years, India Sweets & Spices has been serving the community all over Southern California. The founder, Mr. Kumar Jawa, began the legacy of India Sweets & Spices which currently has eight independently owned and operated locations around California, a location in Beaverton, Oregon, and with more springing up soon. Our primary branch, located in Los Angeles, is the biggest Indian grocery retail store in Southern California; we feature all the top brands of spices, Indian breads, sauces, pickles & pastes, and so much more. In our restaurant, we offer a wide variety of authentic, home-style vegetarian and vegan cuisines from Northern and Southern India. From mouth watering samosas and dosas to the sweetest of desserts, India Sweets & Spices has it! Enjoy our lunch specials in-house or take it to-go and ask us about catering your next event. www.indiasweetsandspices.us