In Memoriam

All of us at Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards are sad to announce the passing of our leader, Sonny Everett Day. Sonny died last week of a sudden heart attack following the passing of his mother. 

We will always cherish him in our hearts, and remember the many lives he touched through his existence and through our festival. 

Ms. Nixon and Ms. Kall will be sharing in his duties while we find a suitable replacement.

Thank you, and God Bless.


The Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards mission is to celebrate independent filmmakers with an eye on having a Los Angeles Theatrical Release in a paid movie theater. Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to be awarded across all categories. Most great filmmakers think their films should get a theatrical release, but it's too expensive - until now.

For films entering also in sub-categories, the final decision will be made by professionals in that field.

Best Picture (any genre), Best Short (Overall) and Best Movie Trailer (any genre) will be given a 7-day theatrical release in a motion picture theater in Los Angeles County. 


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