The Los Angeles International Film Festival s is a film festival for truly independent shorts and features, and aims to become a headline event for micro-budget and no-budget films in North America. LAIFF offers a fantastic opportunity for undiscovered filmmakers to showcase their achievements in the center of the movie making industry.

We’ll screen over 60 features and shorts over 5 days at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, one of greater LA'’s favorite indie film festival venues.

LAIFF leverages the strength of LA’s independent filmmaking community to put on a fantastic festival complete with networking events and educational sessions. It’s an indie film festival by and for indie filmmakers.

Film Awards:
Feature Film (budget under $1m USD)
Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k USD)
No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k USD)
Documentary Feature
Short Film
Short Documentary
Animated Short
Experimental Short
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Short Short (under 5 minutes)
Music Video

Screenplay Award categories:
Feature Screenplay
Comedy Screenplay
Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay

All USA or international features and short from any genres, made with independent spirit and low budgets

Overall Rating
  • Hudson Hillin

    It was great to be included in this festival. Thank you for hosting our film. Great communication and amazing programmers who went above and beyond!

    November 2020
  • Rebekah Louisa Smith

    Although this was the festivals first year it felt like it had been running for many years; super organised, a brilliant vibe online and high quality films. Thank you for supporting our films and creating such a memorable event 😊

    November 2020
  • Richard Zelniker

    They were great! Grateful to have played at the fest! People were

    November 2020
  • This is the second time that I have entered the Los Angeles Int FF and I have to say that it was really a pleasure being back a second time around. It was so easy to submit materials and the communication with the administration was constant throughout. I really appreciate you having this festival to give filmmakers a place to showcase their work.

    November 2020
  • Bridgette Yaxley

    I am truly honored to have won Best Comedy Screenplay at the Los Angeles International Film Festival! The news has been incredibly inspiring and one of the best experiences to have happened to me. Thank you so much!!

    November 2020