Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) is an IMDb qualifying monthly film festival for filmmakers worldwide. 

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 Best Picture award winner.

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


Awards & Prizes

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 Documentary
Best Animation
Best Microfilm
Best Indie Film
Best Web Series
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 Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film
Best Song
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Trailer
Best Original Story
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature

Rules & Terms

* 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)

141 Reviews

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    Katherine Hill

    Great feedback and communication. They really take an interest in and support the filmmaker.

    December 2017
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    Jonathan Nix

    Awesome festival, great feedback, thanks all.

    December 2017
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    Ali Zare Ghanatnowi

    Great festival. Very proud to have had my short screened here. It was an honor to be a winer in this festival

    December 2017
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    Armen Dilanchian

    Thank you LAFA for honoring Pride Jewel as the winner of the best screenplay . We also want to thank the entire team at LAFA for your prompt communication-we certainly found it refreshing!

    December 2017
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    Sadie Duarte

    Thanks to LAFA for the honorable mention for Best Ensemble!! I'm very happy for the cast of my film DMUS. Great festival! I'll certainly submit my new films.

    December 2017