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).


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 Duo
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

* 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)

Overall Rating
  • Entering The Los Angeles Film Awards was a very positive experience for me and our team on 'Indigo Lake'. The feedback we received was very useful, and the awards organizers were not only highly professional but very friendly and helpful. The overall experience could only be described as wonderful.

    February 2018
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    Michael Alexander

    Very nice ,great communication my first award as First Time Director with my feature The Legend of Dog Lady Island can't wait to receive my statuette thanks sincerel. Michael J Alexander

    February 2018
  • I had a great experience working with putting up an interview on LA Film Awards. They are very workable and awesome!

    February 2018
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    Pete Berger

    Great communication, even with alien creatures

    February 2018
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    Sonia Conlin

    Amazing response to every questions. Help with anything you need regarding the festival. Immediate response all the time.

    February 2018