GUIDELINES

The concept

Welcome to the first Los Angeles Timelapse Film Festival. This festival was created by the Timelapse Company and will take place in Los Angeles, California.

The LATFF is open to people from all around the world! Participants can submit a creation of their own related to the art of timelapse and hyperlapse photography. Their creation has to be between 2 and 5 min long and must contain at least 50% of timelapse/hyperlapse videos. Participants can enter their project in one of the following categories

  • Cityscapes
  • Nature and Landscapes
  • Hyperlapses/Drone hyperlapses

Cityscapes

Everything related to the city such as architecture, people, traffic, skyline…

Nature and Landscape

Everything related to nature such as forests, deserts, clouds, national parks and astro-timelapses.

Hyperlapses/Drone Hyperlapses

A video that includes more than 50% Hyperlapse. A hyperlapse is a timelapse where the tripod moves on a long distance. In frame, sliding/panning and tilting timelapse videos are not hyperlapse videos. Drone hyperlapse are accepted.

Telling a Story

We highly recommend telling a story that will engage the viewers. Do not just edit some clips next to each other, share a story. The LATFF jury will take the storyline into consideration. A good storyline will make the difference when it comes to selecting winners and finalists. Wow us!

Video Quality Requirements

To enter the festival, contestants have to submit the video(s) using the following specifications:

  • Resolution: 4K 3840×2160 (16:9), 4K+ (4096×2304), 4K (3840×1634) or 4096×1679 (2.35:1 widescreen)  
  • Size: Maximum 6GB
  • Video length: 2 to 5 min
  • Codec: ProRes 4444, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ preferred, H264 accepted, H.265
  • High Bitrate
  • Format: .mov or .mp4
  • Upload the video through FilmFreeway.com
  • Finalists will be asked to upload the video(s) on Google Drive for the ceremony 

The Awards and Prizes

More prizes are coming soon, this page will be updated as it comes!

LATFF Winner All Categories

1st Place – Best in Show (Prize: 1 Year Epidemic Sound Subscription)

2nd Place (Prize: 1 Year Epidemic Sound Subscription)

3rd Place (Prize: 1 Year Epidemic Sound Subscription)

LATFF Winner Cityscapes

1st Place (Prize: LRTimelapse Pro Timer 3)

2nd Place (Prize: Foolography Unleashed 22)

3rd Place (Prize: Foolography Unleashed 22)

LATFF Winner Nature and Landscapes

1st Place (Prize: LRTimelapse Pro Timer 3)

2nd Place (Prize: Foolography Unleashed 22)

3rd Place (Prize: Foolography Unleashed 22)

LATFF Winner Hyperlapses

1st Place (Prize: LRTimelapse Pro Timer 3)

2nd Place (Prize: Foolography Unleashed 22)

3rd Place (Prize: Foolography Unleashed 22)

Other Awards

LATFF Jury Award (Prize: 1 Year Epidemic Sound Subscription)

LATFF Audience Award (Prize: 1 Year Epidemic Sound Subscription)

LATFF Best Storyline Award (Prize: 1 Year Epidemic Sound Subscription)

Criterias, Rules, and Selection

The creation must contain at least 50% of timelapse videos of the total length (not including credits). Participants can include regular videos, drone and aerial or slow-motion videos in their creation if it does not go over 50% of the total length of the submitted film.

To pick the winners, the jury will not only look at the quality of the timelapse videos, but will also take the storyline into consideration. Do not just edit everything together with nice music, but try to create a story and share a message along the way. With years of experience in timelapse photography, the jury will choose the winners based on the following themes:

  • overall quality
  • color correction
  • interval selection & smoothness
  • subject & composition
  • storyline and editing
  • deflickering
  • originality
  • soundtrack (music and/or sound effects).

Participants can submit more than one film, but have to pay the fees for every single submission.

Copyright

The contestant has to be the full owner or have full rights to use any material included in the final project. This obviously includes the visual but also any music, graphics, images or sound effects.

Fees & Schedule

The LATFF submission will be open on July 1st 2022 and will close on December 5th 2022.

Early Submission ($35): July 1st to July 15th 2022.

Regular Submission ($45): July 16th to November 15th 2022

Late Submission ($55): November 16th to December 5th 2022

Extended Deadline ($70): December 6th to December 31st 2022

Ceremony: Saturday January 28th 2023 in Los Angeles, CA (venue is yet to be found), as well as on Youtube with a live stream.

Fees are here to help with making sure the festival runs smoothly. It’s also here to make sure the official event takes place in a venue with good quality screening and audio. Fees will also cover shipping for winners who couldn’t attend the event and other expenses like website hosting, awards, Youtube live stream…

Sponsors

The LATFF is sponsored by LRTimelapse, Foolography, The Timelapse Company.

Ceremony

The Award Ceremony of the LATFF will be held LIVE in Los Angeles, California on Saturday January 28th 2023 (venue is yet to be found), as well as on Youtube with a live stream.

Prizes and awards will be shipped to winners by mail afterwards if they cannot attend the event.