Lookhu Online Film Festival aims to empower bold and daring independent filmmakers by providing a cutting-edge virtual festival platform, exposing both up-and-coming talent and experienced auteurs in one spot.
All films submissions are viewed and judged by industry professionals with years of experience in film. Each entry will receive ample time and attention, so the selection process is fair to everyone.
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Lookhu Online Film Festival aims to empower bold and daring independent filmmakers by providing a cutting-edge virtual festival platform, exposing both up-and-coming talent and experienced auteurs in one spot. Furthermore, Lookhu offers the chance to have emerging artists’ work distributed on its one-of-a-kind streaming platform to ensure their voices are heard.
Eligible for our Narrative Features competition are features over 40 minutes in length with a budget under one million dollars and no distribution. All films are selected 100% from blind submissions. We consider and program from all genres and from all around the world. We are looking for innovative filmmakers with original ideas and points of view.
Fictional short films up to 40 minutes are welcome from a wide variety of styles and genres: comedy, drama, horror, underground, mockumentaries, music videos, and films that fit into multiple categories or no category at all.
Fictional and Non-Fictional Pilot episodes and Web Series are eligible up to 30 minutes in length and must not have distribution on a major network or streaming service. In this category, we accept all genres and subject matter.
Eligible for our Documentary Features competition are features over 40 minutes in length, made by first-time documentary feature directors, with a budget under one million dollars and no distribution. All films are selected 100% from blind submissions. We consider and program from all subject matter.
For our Music Video competition, all genres and music types are welcome. Independent artists as well as signed musicians are encouraged to enter.
Executive Producer and CEO of LOOKHU, Byron Booker is always on the cutting-edge of innovative entertainment and tech. With LOOKHU, Byron has created a distribution platform which streams not only premium movie titles, but television, live broadcasts and music. With LOOKHU Online Film Festival, Byron seeks to empower independent artists by providing a platform through which they can be seen and heard.
Cindy Cowan is the former president and co-founder of Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), a leading film production and foreign sales company. Currently presiding over her own production company, Cindy’s films have gone on to win Oscars, Golden Globes, and many other prestigious awards.
Entertainment Attorney and Executive Producer, Roy Liebrecht is an industry professional with over 17 years of experience in intellectual property and entertainment.
Jejuan R. Guillory is a writer and Emmy Award winning Producer currently serving as Supervising Producer for The Gamer Agency for Microsoft eSports & Gaming. Prior to that Jejuan served as Supervising Producer at DEFY Media overseeing production for their subscription based service Screen Junkies Plus. Earlier this year, Jejuan and his script Crazy Charlie were chosen for the 2016 Producer’s Guild Diversity Program.
Los Angeles born executive producer, director and founder of SYFT - creative agency which specializes in influencers marketing, branding and artist management. Youssef worked with today’s hottest artists including Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, RiceGum, Sammy Wilk and Lil Wayne.
Jared Safier is a three-time Emmy Award Winning Producer who has produced a variety of films and series with numerous Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winning actors and actresses. Jared is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
All material submitted between June 20, 2018 and July 30, 2018 are put into the first round of judging. The top three submissions will move onto the Final Round where one winner in each category will be selected.
All material submitted between July 31, 2018 and September 9, 2018 are put into the second round of judging. The top three submissions will move onto the Final Round where one winner in each category will be selected.
All material submitted between September 10, 2018 and September 14, 2018 are put into the third round of judging. The top three submissions will move onto the Final Round where one winner in each category will be selected.
All material submitted between September 15, 2018 and And October 1, 2018 are put into the fourth round of judging. The top three submissions will move onto the Final Round where one winner in each category will be selected.
All material entered in the Final Round will be reviewed by our jury panel and a winner in each category will be selected.
All Official Selections and Finalists will be screened right here on LOOKHU.COM on the Channels page from October 18-27, 2018.
Everybody with a LOOKHU account can watch and participate in voting for the winner of the Audience Awards, which will be announced at the award ceremony in Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre!
To increase the chances of your film winning the audience award, invite friends and family to watch and rate your film. To vote, simply click on the rating stars on the film's page!
If you have any questions regarding the festival, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.