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 500 five-star reviews.

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

Every 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). 

Partner festivals:
Top Shorts www.filmfreeway.com/ts
Festigious www.filmfreeway.com/festigious
Actors Awards www.filmfreeway.com/actorsawards
NY Film Awards www.filmfreeway.com/ny
FilmCon Awards www.filmfreeway.com/fc

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 (Feature)
Best First Time Director (Short)
Best Student Film
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Song in a Film
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 2010

LAFA is a FilmFreeway Gold festival, and a Magic Productions Int Ltd brand. LAFA is a partner festival of Top Shorts, Festigious, Actors Awards, NY Film Awards and FilmCon Awards.

Overall Rating
  • Carole Starcevic

    The Rapsodies team is very proud and excited to have won 2 awards at the Los Angeles Film Awards screenplay competition with our script Rails Run Parallel! Best Dramatic Screenplay and... Best Screenplay of the Month!
    The feedback is great, and the LAFA team is available, responsive, friendly and very professional.

    July 2021
  • Nicola Morris

    In the past, all the festivals I've got into I actually attended, so an online festival was a new experience for me. But Nami, Roy and the LAFA Team made me and my writing partner feel very much welcomed and a part of the festival. Thank you for all your support and encouragement.

    July 2021
  • Jean-Baptiste Canac

    Thank you for Awarding me as the Best First Time Screenwriter for my dark comedy short screenplay! I am very grateful :)
    Take care all!

    July 2021
  • Matthew Walsh

    I'm so grateful to have been a part of the Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) and honored to have my Historical Drama, "Taking Mona," about the theft of the Mona Lisa selected as a Winner (Honorable Mention). Friends and Family are ecstatic for me and I truly believe this momentum will help carry me to further accolades.

    July 2021
  • Gary Chan

    What can I say. LAFA and the team are awesome people who takes pride in their passion. Quick to response (despite being half way around the world and 1 day difference), they will answer your enquiries and is very thorough with their communications.

    Looking forward to many more with LAFA!

    July 2021