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

Since 2017, it has been one of the 30 hottest film festivals on FilmFreeway.

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 Virtual Reality
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 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

* 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
  • I am honored to have Los Angeles Film Awards be the film festival that gave me the first win of my career. Their communication and hospitality were excellent; I couldn't be happier. I will be submitting future projects to them as well as recommending them to my fellow filmmakers. 5/5.

    September 2018
  • Overall I was very delighted with how well they communicated with me before, during and even after the festival. I participated in the screenplay competition and look forward to entering into the feature film competition once I produce the film.

    September 2018
  • This festival was super organized and a joy to interact with through email. Thank you for running such an upstanding event!

    September 2018
  • Lee Admassie

    Such an Honor to be invited to this amazing festival, Great team with a wonderful hospitality and swfit respons defiantly will submit my next project here again.

    September 2018
  • Amazing Festival. Great to be part of.

    September 2018