Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) is a monthly film and screenplay competition for filmmakers worldwide.
LAFA is one of the highest rated festivals on FilmFreeway, with over 300 five-star reviews.

Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.

Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings, and make a special interview with the winner of the Best Picture award.

* All winners receive a free certificate (PDF/JPG file, ready for print). 

Best Picture
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy Film
Best Crime Film
Best Mystery Film
Best Parody
Best Western
Best Film Noir
Best Virtual Reality
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Microfilm
Best Indie Film
Best Web Series
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Sitcom
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Actor in an Indie Film
Best Actress in an Indie Film
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Duo
Best Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Song
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Trailer
Best Original Story
Best Television Script
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature
Best First Time Screenwriter
Best Drama Screenplay
Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Thriller Screenplay
Best Horror Screenplay
Best Fantasy Screenplay
Best Action Screenplay
Best Sci-Fi Screenplay

* What we’re looking for? Story-based films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), or animation.

* By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
- The films will not be available online.
- We promote some of the films by uploading the trailers/teasers/posters/production stills.

* We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)
5. Films which were made before 2012

Overall Rating
  • Chris Stuckmann

    Thank you very much for the awards and nominations. We are thrilled. Thank you for supporting indie film.

    January 2019
  • Eduardo Ramirez

    I really enjoyed participating in this festival! They promoted our films in social media and they provided beautiful laurel graphics to the winners of all level of awards. On top of that, they have a beautiful statuette winners can order if they choose to. Overall an amazing experience.

    January 2019
  • Kaleb Laidman

    Los Angeles Film Awards is a wonderful festival!
    The organizers do a fantastic job!
    It was an honour to have our film selected for the Best Young Filmmaker Award! Thank you very much!
    Highly recommend submitting your films!

    January 2019
  • Febin Ninan Mathew

    A great platform for budding as well as professional filmmakers. Glad to have chosen my movie 'Third Day' as one of the semi-finalist. Thank you.

    January 2019
  • Dave Tabar

    On behalf of Director Dean Love, we are honored to have been named "Winner" for our short film, "Angel in a Foxhole!" We enjoyed producing this WWII story about "Smoky" the 4lb. Yorkshire Terrier considered the first therapy dog of record. Cheers and Thank You, Los Angeles Film Awards!

    January 2019