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

Original scores performed live to indie films

2023 Festival

By on November 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival is July 8th at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre! 


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.

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 a panel with the filmmakers and composers with hosts Kimberley Browning and Brian Lauritzen. The audience votes for Best Picture and Best Musical Score and the awards are presented at the close of the festival.

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 SamplesBMI, and ASCAP. Our concert sponsors are the Los Angeles Film SchoolSonic Fuel StudiosIndia Sweets & Spices, and the Academy of Scoring Arts.

Parking Map for the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (4814 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027)


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About Helix Collective

Helix Collective founded and produces the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival.

Helix Collective are classical musicians busting out of the traditional mold. From crossover dance music, to storytelling, to film, television, and video game music, the Los Angeles-based ensemble takes the best of classical chamber music and makes it the life of the party.

Variety Magazine praised Helix Collective’s musical range moving from “moody urgency and edgy chamber-music sound” to the “sweetly romantic evoking wide-open spaces.”

Helix “has a little something for everyone: those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with populist appeal.” Called “dizzyingly virtuosic with exquisite musicianship and world-class range” by The Free Times and praised for “beyond-the-ordinary programming.”

Like the double helix, the ensemble is rearrangeable, flexible, and fuses the DNA of classical music into worlds where it’s never gone before.