Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival 2022

The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival will celebrate this weekend its 7th edition, with a concert to be held on Saturday, September 10th, at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles (California, USA).

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival 2022


Helix Collective‘s Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture. Winning festival film composers and filmmakers are paired to create an original score for performance at the festival. The film is screened with the score performed live by the renowned performance and recording ensemble, Helix Collective led by Phil Popham.

Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival 2022 - Helix Collective


Before the screening, the panel includes an interview with each filmmaker and composer pair about their collaborative process with Brian Lauritzen, a DJ for Classical KUSC whose work has been broadcast internationally by NPR and American Public Media.


Audience votes for Best Picture and Best Musical Score and awards are presented at the close of the festival.


The scheduled planning for the event is as follows:

  • 6:00 pm – Composer and Filmmaker Panel with Host Brian Lauritzen
  • 7:00 pm – Screening with a live performance of the scores by Helix Collective
  • 9:00 pm – Meet-and-Greet


Program/Festival Line-Up:

  • The Bunny Museum – Aseil Bafarat, Director, Min He, Composer – The Bunny Museum is a short documentary that explores how a love notion turned into the world’s largest display of bunny items.
  • DUD – Tedjo Imardjoko, Writer/Director, Riley Hughes, Composer – To cope with the tragic loss of his brother, a compulsive writer attempts to create the perfect hero for his book only to learn perfection is simply unattainable.
  • I Can’t Save You – David Legel, Writer/Director/Producer, Zong Chiang, Composer – A woman attempting to escape her traumatic past is confronted by a series of memories that unfold, forcing her to confront her deepest regrets.
  • Madeleine – Franco Lima, Writer/Director, Brianna Rhodes, Composer – When Madeleine, a young woman with a troubled past, goes back to her old family’s house to find an object dear to her, she finds herself being haunted by dark forces, hellbent on destroying her sanity.
  • Sandman Bring Me A Dream – Holly Johnson, Director, Cora Chung, Composer – Tom gets much more than he bargained for when he takes an interest in the girl next door, Susie.
  • The Rifter – Wyatt Daane, Writer/Director, Nicholas Bryant, Producer, Adam Dib, Composer – A dark, yet extraordinary past pursues a seclusive ex-cop as he struggles to protect his young neighbor.


Tickets, priced at $ 25 (25 €), can be found at the following link:


NOTE: Masks required. Proof of Vaccination OR a negative COVID test administered within 48 hours of entering Barnsdall Gallery Theatre are required for this event by the City of Los Angeles.


The 2022 festival’s signature sponsors are the L.A. Film School, Orange Tree Samples, and Sonic Fuel Studios. Additional festival supporters include the Alliance for Women Film Composers and the Academy of Scoring Arts.


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