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. The Best Picture winners will be nominated for LAFA Best of Fest award - the best film of the year.

* 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 Sitcom
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 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
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Networking
  • Suzanne DeLaurentiis

    Great film competition. We would definitely enter again!

    July 2019
  • Kanan Capshaw

    What a great festival! These guys take a lot of care in their selections and are super communicative with the filmmakers. Perfect festival for short films!

    July 2019
  • YUCHAO LAI

    Everything is good, the only thing bad is I haven’t get my Statuette after I pay for a two weeks!

    June 2019
  • Jason Lor

    So glad to have participated with LAFA this year. My story got an Honorable Mention. I love that they have many categories for different types of genres and for filmmakers and writers. Will definitely be getting involved again soon.

    July 2019
  • Honored to be a part of this festival.

    July 2019