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 12 award mini-seasons each month, so every month you have a chance to win something.

At the end of EVERY month, you have a chance to win an award, so check your emails at the end of the month that you enter!

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

Winners for each month will receive a free digital certificate, and for a small fee, you can purchase a trophy through our website. We keep entry costs down this way, so if you don't actually want a trophy, that's ok with us.


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

Additional 4 other winners will receive a smaller Trophy for Best Actor (male, female or otherwise), Best Writer, Best Composer and Best Director.

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 month.

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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  • TD Heetderks

    Thank you to the the L.A. Sci-Fi & Horror Festival for picking my feature screenplay, "My Uncommon Brain," for the H.G. Wells Gold Award 2022 -- Best Science Fiction Screenplay. Also, thank you Kubrick Ellis for your communications every step of the way! Great festival. All the best, Tom Heetderks

    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
  • Wow! Thank you, California! It was a great honor to be chosen as the best-unproduced Screenplay at the L.A. Sci-Fi & Horror Festival. Zenny's Picasso was written for Eric Andre, who will no doubt knock it out of the park, and one day we'll screen the film in Agoura Hills! Thanks again, Rev. Kenny

    August 2022