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How can we make sustainable fashion more accessible and inclusive?




Poised as a cornerstone of LA fashion events, LA Fashion Festival (LAFF) showcases progressive ideas via an immersive cultural experience of film, retail, innovation, and beauty influences. Founded on the basis of inclusion, sustainability, and community, LAFF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit platform produced by The kulturspace Foundation for forward-thinking creatives & brands to showcase collaborations and incite meaningful exchanges.

The fashion industry plays an instrumental role in shaping consumer values and lifestyle choices. While the conversation on sustainable fashion continues to gather momentum, we at LAFF would like to take it further by asking: how can we make sustainable fashion more accessible and inclusive? Sustainability shouldn’t be a luxury; it should be a way of life.

By participating in LAFF, you’re sharing your ideas and stories with an international audience of connected consumers, brands, industry leaders and influencers. It costs a bit more, but for good reason. 

As a nonprofit initiative, LAFF allows all guests to experience the festival at no charge, which is in line with our inclusive directive. Your submission fee enables us to fulfill our mission by keeping our event doors open to the public: a rarity these days, especially in the city of LA.

How LAFF Benefits Filmmakers

  • Listing on ‘The Studio’—a dedicated video archive on the LAFF website showcasing all film submissions, nominations, shortlisted and winning films. There’s a spot with your name on it.  

  • Special screenings by industry insiders such as LAFF’s influential jury members, creative partners, and sponsors.

  • Active social media shout-outs for all submissions. We’ll get the word out on your film and shine the social media spotlight on it.

  • Inclusion in Radical Vertical which is home to the festival program for all submissions. Get added visibility for your film and creative efforts.

For rules and terms, click here.


  • Campaign

    • Films produced as part of a campaign to promote specific causes or for commercial purposes. These productions can involve collaborations between fashion and non-fashion brands, feature social and environmental causes, or be part of strategic marketing campaigns.

  • Cinematography

    • Films that showcase outstanding cinematography—a film’s visual aesthetics, movement and momentum—as a result of expert manipulation of the camera.

  • Direction

    • Films that demonstrate superb directional skills in the way the script has been brought to life via artistic, dramatic and technical aspects.

  • Emerging

    • Films by up-and-coming filmmakers who’ve started making a name for themselves in the industry, by way of winning awards or receiving critical acclaim from industry insiders.

  • Glam

    • Narratives that feature or focus on glamorous styles via fashion, beauty, hair, or make-up elements.

  • Innovation

    • Film productions where innovative technologies such as 3D animation, AR, VR, robotics, AI, etc are the focus of the narrative or used in creating the film.

  • Music

    • This category covers music videos, musical arrangements and editing in a video, and film productions featuring musical themes.

  • Style

    • Films in this category feature a strong emphasis on the styling of the set, actors and/or models through artistic use of props, costumes and accessories.  

  • Documentary

    • Non-fictional narratives produced to document real life issues for education, awareness, or historical record.