Fantastic Festival of Los Angeles is a bi-monthly competitive Film Festival dedicated to genre films. We do accept all genre films including Horror, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, War and Western from all around the world. The festival has a seasonal structure, first our programmes select the official selection of the festival, then the judges will privately review the selected films and subsequently they will announce the winners. The winner's projects will be then have the option to be streamed online.

What are we looking for?
Any genre films from all around the world.
We are opened, to shorts films and screenplays.

Who's gonna win the prize?
-A selected jury will assign the prizes
-We will have several digital awards available. If you like to have a trophy, you can order your customized one.

Best Horror Short
Best Action Short
Best Crime Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Romance Short
Best Science Fiction Short
Best Sport Short
Best Thriller Short
Best War Short
Best Western Short
Best Covid Short
Best Horror Comedy Short
Best Zombie Short
Best Animated Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Short Director
Best Short Producer
Best Short Actor
Best Short Actress
Best Short Script
Best Short Cinematography
Best Short Score
Best Short Editing
Best Short Practical Effects
Best Short Visual Effects
Scariest Short Film
Best Short Monster/Villain
Best Trailer
Best Poster

- Any work with a length shorter than 45 minutes
- Short Screenplay no more than 15 pages
- Covid Short, any work with a length shorter than 20 minutes, shot during the quarantine.
- The Work must be produced after January 2015
- If not in English, all the submission MUST BE subtitled in English
- You can submit any number of works as long as all the rules are respected
- We only accept submission via FilmFreeway

Other important things to know:
- Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email
- Selections will be notified by email
- Entry fees are non-refundable
- Participants agree that clips and images from their film may be used for any promotional purposes on Fantastic Independent Film Festival social media
-By submitting the film, participants confirm that they hold the rights, or permission to use, all aspects of the submitted film.

Overall Rating
  • Delighted to have my film "Charlie and Yip" win an award. Thanks for a great experience!

    April 2021
  • Lee Squire

    I'm over the moon about being accepted by The Fantastic Indie Festival of Los Angeles. This was my very first award season. The website and set up rules for submissions made the whole process an enjoyable experience. Best of Luck to all of you!!!

    Lee Squire

    February 2021
  • Thanks so much for honoring my short film - "The ORDER."

    February 2021
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    February 2021
  • Great Fest! Thanks for all the work you do, and selecting Taboo Candy to be included in the festival. Appreciate the recognition... thx again, JG

    February 2021