We have been running since 2016, now happy to be on FilmFreeway. We are honestly located in Los Angeles County. We TRULY love Sci-Fi, and are also VERY partial to Horror, Art, Films, and pretty much any film you wish to enter. We won't reject you if your film is not straight Sci-Fi, but that is our first love. Political-style documentaries are also exciting to us.

We are hoping (god willing) to have our event in July of each year.

Because of the deluge of amazing entries, we are running 4 award mini-seasons every quarter: December 12th, and March 12th, 2023

Every July, we tally up all the wins and award the Grand Jury Prizes to be best of the year

In July, the main winner for Best Picture (Grand Jury Prize) receives a large Gold Statue valued at $400.

Winners for each month will receive a free digital certificate.

All winners are welcome to order trophies at anytime for a low fee. We make a 10% mark-up on the base cost of the trophies (physical costs, printing, postage and staff cost), so please understand we offer this as a service to you.

The Europa Prizes are for any style of film.

The Leviathan Prizes are for horror films and similar dark themed films.

The H.G. Wells Prizes are for Science Fiction films

The Jury Prizes are for any style of film that are more artistic in nature

We announce winners at the end of each quarter.

Anyone who wins will be eligible for the Grand Jury prizes in July.

There are 5 judges. In the event of a tie, there can be 2 winners.

Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards are offered.

All wins are final.

We now ONLY accept online screeners, via FF or links to other services like Vimeo, but only with a valid FilmFreeway reference.

Your film does not need to be a US premiere. We are open to films made anytime during the 21st Century.

Please NOTE: We are NOT a publicity company and we cannot promote your film, script, etc, beyond the realm of our festival and its twitter account. Do not expect us to review or publicize your entry beyond where we are at in the festival.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing your film.

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  • I am so excited my horror feature "Box of Glass" won the LEVIATHAN AWARD for Best Unproduced Screenplay! Truly an honor and I'm very thankful!

    September 2022
  • Sunny Mabrey

    So very cool to be selected and chosen for the EUROPA PRIZE Micro Movie award at this festival. Super professional folks and an awesome experience.

    August 2022
  • yigit aksu

    Such a nice specific festival, thats a lot for the Jury prize :)

    August 2022
  • SherLann D. Moore

    Awesome festival! The team goes above and beyond to deliver a professional and quality film festival. Thank you, L.A. Sci-Fi Horror Festival, for the phenomenal experience!

    August 2022
  • I'm so happy to win one of the categories! I heartily recommend this festival to anyone, and I'm sure I will be recommending it to friends who write. "L.A. Sci-Fi & Horror Festival" is a great value for the money, and a smartly done festival.

    August 2022