The Los Angeles International Film Festival 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
  • Isabella Weiss

    Thank you to the LA International Film Festival and to Natasha for their constant work and good communication in this difficult time of online festivals. We have been very proud to have been part of this festival and we really hope to see everyone in person next year!

    December 2021
  • Deb Lacusta

    Though it was virtual, Natasha and crew really made us feel part of the festival experience, with great interviews and panels. It made for a great way to virtually meet other directors and writers. Thanks for including THE LONG ISOLATION in the festival. Next year -- in person!

    December 2021
  • Patrick Alcedo

    An awesome festival that my team and I were privileged to be a part of!

    November 2021
  • Marc Martinez

    Natasha at LAIFF was tireless in her efforts to make sure all the filmmakers had the i formation they needed. Wonderful experience.

    November 2021
  • Andy Rossi

    Such a great experience! Natasha was amazing to work with & her communication is spot on!

    Even though our fest was completely virtual, she organized creative interactive events like cast/crew Q&A’s, an interview panel with fellow filmmakers, opening/closing night virtual events, as well as a professional film review from legit film reviewer.

    Plus, we were super excited to take home a couple awards for our feature “Dead Body”! All in all, very great experience from Natasha & LAIFF team!

    November 2021