Helix Collective are classical musicians busting out of the traditional mold. From crossover dance music, to storytelling, to film, television, and video game music, the Los Angeles-based ensemble takes the best of classical chamber music and makes it the life of the party.
Helix Collective‘s Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture by Helix Collective.
Winning festival film composers and filmmakers are paired by Helix Collective 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. Before the screening, the panel includes an interview with each filmmaker and composer pair about their collaborative process. Awards for Best Picture and Best Musical Score are presented at the close of the festival.
The 2022 festival signature sponsors are the L.A. Film School, Orange Tree Samples, and Sonic Fuel Studios. Additional festival supporters including the Alliance for Women Film Composers and the Academy of Scoring Arts.
Now in it’s seventh season, LALSFF’s goal is to highlight the role of collaboration between composers and filmmakers. Acting like a talent agent, the festival brings experts in the two disciplines together. At the screenings, filmmakers and composers hear and see the work of new colleagues, meet new collaborators, and establish working relationships with each other. Helix Collective proves it is possible to have talented, experienced film musicians play and record for independent films!
Helix Collective is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture.
Our programming for 2021 - 2022 season is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Helix Collective is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.
Our 2022 - 23 season is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood.